IJD Events in Malaysia

Country/Territory Event Venue
Malaysia Road to World Youth Jazz Festival 2018

WYJF is back with an IJD jam leading up to their 7th youth jazz festival. Presented by DBKL, Shook KL, SuriaFM, 988FM, World Youth Festivals Management and Kelab Jazz Ampang, WYJF 2018 is made more interesting with multiple venues involved. Visit website for artist list and details on these FREE events!

30 April
IJD2018: Road to WYJF 2018
Jazz Ampang 103,
103, Persiaran Desa Ampang 4,
Taman Sri Ampang, Ampang

4 May
WYJF Day 1
Shook KL, Starhill KL

5 & 6 May
WYJF Day 2 & 3
Auditorium DBKL

Contact: Nik Azwaa | +60175805559
Official Website: //www.worldyouthjazzfest.com

Event Time: 20:00
Malaysia History of Jazz

The Blackbox @PHOM presents a paper exhibition on the history of Jazz and an audiovisual presentation on the past Malaysian performers at the Penang Island Jazz Festival.

Contact: Sheila Julis | +60108646699

Event Time: 11:00
Malaysia A Celebration Of Jazz

The Penang Philharmonic Big Band celebrates International Jazz Day with performances from Penang’s very own jazz musicians from combo to saxophones ensemble of a big band.

Contact: Jerome Quah | +60 16 444 8383
Official Website: http://www.penangphilharmonic.org

The Philharmonic Auditorium
The Star
Pitt Street
George Town, Penang 11700

Event Time: 19:30
Malaysia Talk Jazz Play Jazz

An evening of jazz music led by Wilson Quah (piano) with CC (bass), MengGoh (drums) and Jonathan Yee (Alto sax). Joining the musicians will be versatile vocalist, Vivian Adram. They will be presenting a mix of instrumental and vocal jazz ranging from traditional to modern.

Contact: Wilson Quah | +6012 4087087

Event Time: 21:00
Malaysia A Celebration Of Jazz 2014

The Penang Philharmonic celebrated UNESCO International Jazz Day with “A Celebration Of Jazz 2014” on 30th Apr 2014. The celebration featured performances from the Penang Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and special invited artists.

Contact: Mr. Ramesh Sharma | +6016-444 8383
Official Website: http://www.penangphilharmonic.org

The Penang Philharmonic @ The Star
2nd Floor, The Star Building
15 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
George Town, Penang 10200

Event Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Malaysia A Celebration of Jazz 2013

The Penang Philharmonic Jazz Section celebrates the UNESCO International Jazz Day 2013 with “A Celebration of Jazz 2013,” featuring performances by five groups, each with their own unique style and brand of music at Gurney Paragon in Penang, Malaysia.

Contact: Ramesh Sharma | +604-262 2462
Official Website: http://www.penangphilharmonic.org/main

Paragon Penang
163 C & D
Persiaran Gurney
George Town, Penang 10250
+604-228 8266

Event Time: 7pm - 10:30pm
Malaysia Swing to Fusion!

Celebrate jazz with Tonal Alchemy as they perform a mixed repertoire of traditional to modern jazz. The ensemble will be led by Wilson Quah (piano) with CC (bass), Jonathan Yee (sax & woodwinds), Jon Scully (drums) and featuring vocalists, Vivian Adram and Hara.

Contact: Wilson Quah | +60124087087

Event Time: 21:00

Presenting an evening of jazz from its classics to modern fusion. The audience will be taken on a musical journey with jazz music from the 20’s to current day performed by two dynamic vocalists.

The band comprises some of the best and most talented musicians who have performed in jazz and music festivals in the region.

Band members are: Jonathan Scully (drums), Chong Chee aka CC (electric upright bass), Jonathan Yee (reeds & woodwinds), Colleen Read (vox), Hara (vox) and Wilson Quah (pianist and band leader).

Contact: Wilson Quah | +6012 4087087

Event Time: 21:30
Malaysia Celebrating Jazz with Wilson Quah

Berklee jazz graduate Wilson Quah conducted a talk and performance workshop on jazz appreciation for connoisseurs and casual listeners. The main event was followed by a jam session involving local musicians.

Contact: Wilson Quah | 6012 4087087
Official Website: http://tonalalchemy.webs.com/

The Canteen at The China House
153, Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street)
Georgetown, Penang 10300
04 263 7299

Event Time: 20:00 - 00:00
Malaysia Penang Philharmonic celebrates International Jazz Day ’15

The Penang Philharmonic celebrated Jazz Day 2015 with a concert featuring The Penang Philharmonic Big Band and other local musicians. The concert sought to promote jazz music in the community of Penang.

Contact: Jerome Quah | +6016-444 8383
Official Website: http://www.penangphilharmonic.org

The Philharmonic Auditorium @ The Star Pitt Street
Level 2, 15 Jln Masjid Kapitan Keling
Georgetown, Penang 10200

Event Time: 19:45 - 22:30
Malaysia International Jazz Day

The Kota Kinabalu jazz community plans to celebrate International Jazz Day. The event is sponsored by the KK Jazz Festival and will be held at the Kinabalu Club. We plan to feature a few jazz bands and it will eventually lead to a jam session. We aim to promote and share the love of jazz music at this corner of this world.

Contact: Alton Wong Xian Rong | +60178233009

Event Time: 20:00
Malaysia Mango Jazz Night

Mango Jazz Night celebrates IJD with 2 days.
Day 1 – 30/Apr @Kian Kok – 7pm Music Workshop
Day 2 – 1/May @UMS Dewan Resital – 3pm Saxophone Workshop – 730pm Concert featuring
Yuichiro Tokuda(Japan), JACKFRUIT, Asif Pishori, Rene Barrow & Gavin Lawrence

Contact: Mr Kok Ann Cheong | +6016-833-6023
Official Website: http://www.upsidedownhouse.com.my/

Dewan Resital, University Malysia Sabah
Dewan Resital
Jalan UMS
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88400
+6088-320000 ext 2238

Event Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Malaysia Sabah Jazz

Sabah Jazz’s two-days International Jazz Day event brings together communities, learning institutions, artists, academics and jazz enthusiasts in celebrating jazz music. More than 10 jazz bands from all over Malaysia including Grupo Da Bossa, Ta’Dan and A.S. Drum & Bass Duo will be performing on stage at the event.

Contact: Arthur Lee | +60105100216
Official Website: http://www.sabahjazz.com/

Event Time: 18:00

DK and friends in KL will kick off STAMMTISCH, a short-run ‘standing date,’ in which you’ll get to know a couple of others also working in creative fields. We are inviting people in a way that mixes it up. This is a relaxed place where you can get to know people over the course of a few weeks. Conversation installation jam session. Art. Design. Philosophy. Chance encounters. And more. Expect the unexpected! Let’s play?

Contact: A. Spaice
Official Website: http://designkompany.com/atelier/stammtisch-4/

Event Time: 16:30
Malaysia International Jazz Day Concert 2017

Come celebrate the UNESCO International Jazz Day 2017 on 30th April 2017 at the KL Jazz Club, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Contact: Rodin JS Kumar | +60 12 644 3052
Official Website: //www.kljazzclub.com

Event Time: 03:30
Malaysia World Youth Jazz Fest 2016 Kick-Off

IJD celebrations in KL goes beyond a day! It begins at No Black Tie with shows by Siel, Matthew Sayersz & Rallyzdig. The week after features artists like Ashton Moore, Patrick Terbrack, O’ Sister!, Imran Aiman & Janine Annice.

Contact: Terence Kuan | +60 32 1423 737
Official Website: http://www.noblacktie.com.my

No Black Tie
17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50200

Event Time: 21:00
Malaysia World Youth Jazz Festival

KL fortnight long IJD celebrations:

30 Apr: Siel, Matthew Sayersz & Rallyzdig @ No Black Tie (NBT)‎

1 May: 58th JAZZ AMPANG Event @ Dagang Avenue

4 May: Rallyzzdig @ NBT

6-8 May: World Youth Jazz Festival 2016 @ Dataran Merdeka

9 May: Jazz Workshop @ ASWARA

10 May: Imela Kei @ NBT

Contact: Nik Azmi | +60 19 3634 033
Official Website: http://www.worldyouthjazzfest.com

Various Venues in Kuala Lumpur
Dataran Merdeka
Jalan Raja
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 500050

Event Time: 21:00
Malaysia UNESCO International Jazz Day

We are hosting it at our new Jazz Club & Restaurant called Kinda Blue in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Musicians from Australia, Thailand, New Zealand , USA , Japan, Philippines and Malaysia will perform at this event.
We have been celebrating the International Jazz Day since 2012 and this year will be special because it will be in conjunction with the opening of our own Jazz Club in KL.

Contact: Rodin JS Kumar | + 6012 644 3052
Official Website: //www.kindablue.com.my

Event Time: 18:24
Malaysia KL International Jazz Day 2019

International Jazz Day.. that glorious annual event is just around the corner and Kuala Lumpur is gearing up for its 8th edition!

Expect a next to non-stop jazz buffet of all sorts from close to 100 participants over two nights, April 30 and May 1, with the biggest assembly yet of some of Malaysia’s finest musicians and singers! From duos to trios, quartets, quintets and even a full on jazz orchestra. Not just one, but two!! It’s gonna be KLIJD on steroids!!

Contact: Junji Delfino | +60162254868

Event Time: 18:00
Malaysia World Youth Jazz Festival 2017

Extended IJD Celebrations!

30 April 2017:
Jazz Ampang’s 71st Edition. Jointly Celebrates International Jazz Day with World Youth Jazz Festival.

1 May 2017:
Opening of Warisan Sound’s FREESPACE in Sijangkang, Selangor cum Road To World Youth Jazz Festival (WYJF) 2017.

3-7 May 2017:
Various Gigs at Live Venue Outlets in TREC KL.

5-7 May 2017:



Contact: Nik Azwaa Azmi | +60 175805559
Official Website: http://www.worldyouthjazzfest.com

Event Time: 20:00
Malaysia Bobo Jazz Marathon 2017

Following their hugely successful 2016 jazz day marathon, Bobo KL is proud to open its doors once again for this year’s instalment of the IJD global celebrations! Once again Kuala Lumpur’s established jazz practitioners, up & coming newbies and the city’s dedicated jazz audiences will come together to partake of this grand international tradition! The event, set to kick off at noon, will carry on until the sun has well & truly set or until the last jazz chord has been hit, whichever comes first.

Contact: Junji Delfino | +60 162254868

Event Time: 12:00
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Day 2013

The KL International Jazz Festival is a world-class annual jazz music festival which aims to present performances by acclaimed international jazz stars, as well as the best local talents. The inaugural festival in 2012 was critically acclaimed, having won the coveted Brand Laureate Best Brands Award.

Contact: Afiq Redzuan | +6014-627 2875
Official Website: http://www.klinternationaljazz.com

Cultural Center
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur

Event Time: 6pm - 1am
Malaysia No Black Tie Presents: Hady Afro Trio, Eizaz Azhar Afterburner Project, Matthew Sayersz feat. JU/NY

A free concert at No Black Tie featuring Hady Afro Trio, Eizaz Azhar Afterburner Project, Matthew Sayersz feat. JU/NY.

It’s going to be the start to a great jazzy weekend, as the World Youth Jazz Festivals follow from 1 – 3 May on the streets outside the club

Contact: Nik Azwaa
Official Website: http://www.noblacktie.com.my

No Black Tie
17 Jalan Mesui Off Jalan Nagasari
Kuala Lumpur, WP 50200

Event Time: 21:00 - 01:00
Malaysia Malaysia’s Celebration Of The Second International Jazz Day

Malaysia’s Celebration Of The Second International Jazz Day at No Black Tie

8pm-9pm: Workshop on “How To Make a Good Soundcheck”

9.30pm onwards


Contact: Nik Azwaa | +60175805559
Official Website: http://www.noblacktie.com.my

No Black Tie
17, Jalan Mesui
Off Jalan Nagasari
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50200

Event Time: 8pm
Malaysia International Jazz Day in Kuala Lumpur

For the sixth year, the Founders of the KL International Jazz & Arts Festival are celebrating the International Jazz Day with a Concert & Forum at University Malaya.

Jazz musicians from Kuala Lumpur with their counterparts from Bangkok, New Zealand, England and Tanzania will perform a tribute concert to the Jazz Masters : such as Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Bobby Timmons, Crusaders, John McLaughlin and many others to promote this great American art form which is now a global phenomenon.

Contact: Rodin JS Kumar | +6012 644 3052
Official Website: http://www.klinternationaljazz.com/kl-jazz-club/

Event Time: 20:00
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Day

The Kuala Lumpur International Jazz & Arts Festival and KL Jazz Club at the University Malaya celebrated Jazz Day with a jazz forum, a jazz workshop and a jazz concert to celebrate this event.

Contact: Mr. Rodin JS Kumar | 603-012 644 3052
Official Website: http://www.klinternationaljazz.com

University Malaya
Jalan University
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 50603
603-563 77742 / 603-79577490

Event Time: 11:30 - 23:30
Malaysia Mezze Lounge presents International Jazz Day 2015

Mezze Lounge will be celebrating the International Jazz Day with the who’s who of the Malaysian Jazz Scene! Organized by Malaysian piano jazz giant MICHAEL VEERAPEN and hosted by Malaysia’s first lady of jazz, JUNJI DELFINO. Performers include David Gomes, WVC, Doo Doo Rascals & more!

Contact: Junji Delfino

Mezze Lounge
132, Jalan Kasah
Medan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50490
+603 2095 0122

Event Time: 20:00 - 00:20
Malaysia World Heritage City Charity Jazz Concert

In conjunction with International Jazz Day, Malaysian Jazz band WVC TRiO +1 performed a concert in Melaka, the UNESCO Heritage City. WVC TRiO +1 performed their original compositions and standards, together with singer Janet Lee. The concert was hosted in a beautiful traditional house.

Contact: Tay Cher Siang | +60173643202
Official Website: http://taychersiang.com/

Idea Workshop Melaka
No 85 Jalan Tengkera
Melaka 75200
+606-292 1456

Event Time: 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Malaysia UiTM-UNESCO International Jazz Day 2019, Melaka Tour
The RT Big Band will showcase performances which are educational outcomes of studies at the UiTM Faculty of Music. Performances will vary from big band music ensembles and duo settings playing selections from the various styles of Jazz and popular music, performed by the faculty`s members, alumni and students. The concert will highlight original works and arrangements by professional composers, UiTM Faculty of Music faculty members and alumni.

Contact: Amanina Alwani Binti Badaruddin | +60165266724

Event Time: 12:00
Malaysia International Jazz [email protected]

USM Jazz Band presented a mini concert in conjunction with International Jazz Day. Songs in different genres were played and performed by students from USM Jazz Band, USM Art School Professors and students as well as invited jazz bands.

Contact: Sherlyn Goo Khar Shing
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1559006897694996/

Katasila, USM Art School
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Penang, Gelugor 11800

Event Time: 19:30
Malaysia Miri Jazz & Blues Jamm Night

Pitstop Bar hosted a Jamm Night with all local jazz lovers and music enthusiasts invited.

Contact: Prostasindra

Pitstop Bar, Permai Jaya, Miri, Sarawak
Jalan Desa Pujut
Bandar Baru Permyjaya
Sarawak Miri, Sarawak Miri 98000

Event Time: 09:30 pm - 12:00 am
Malaysia UiTM-UNESCO International Jazz Day Celebration

The 2018 International Jazz Day Celebration, brought to you by the Faculty of Music at UiTM, will bring together a brilliant line-up of musicians–Newsound, Amanina Alwani, The Malaysian Yellowjackets–representing jazz and many other genres of music that span styles, cultures and languages. Steered by Rizal Ezuan Zulkifly Tony, the International Jazz Day Celebration is intended to raise awareness in the community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool for societal development in Malaysia

Contact: Rizal Ezuan Zulkifly Tony | +60 133925277
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/354812761680243/

Event Time: 20:45
Malaysia A Musical Journey through the Jazz Age with the Wilson Quah Trio

Come celebrate International Jazz Day with Berklee graduate Wilson Quah and his jazz trio and vocalist, as they take you on a musical journey through the jazz age. They will also be joined by other musician friends in a jazz jam.

Contact: Wilson Quah | +60 12 4087 087
Official Website: http://wilsonquah.webs.com/

Talk Talk Wine Bar & Lounge
Sungai Dua, Georgetown 11700

Event Time: 21:00
Malaysia A Celebration of World Jazz @ Talk Talk

Today marks our 2nd participation in celebration of the Unesco International Jazz Day.
We invite people from all walks of life to come breath life into the celebrations and soak in the spirit of jazz with family and friends.

Contact: Gerald Chin | 0164146797
Official Website: https://facebook.com/talktalkwinebar

Talk Talk Wine Bar
2-3-8A Bangunan Lip Sin
Lebuh Pekaka Satu
Sungai Dua, Pulau Pinang 11700

Event Time: 21:00
Malaysia Road to World Youth Jazz Festival (WYJF) 2019 – International Jazz Day

Jazz Community Malaysia, World Youth Jazz Festival, Jazz Ampang 103 and Warisan Sound


International Jazz Day

A unique 3-in-1 event awaits all of you on 30 April 2019:

1. International Jazz Day Celebrations 2019

2. Road To World Youth Jazz Festival (WYJF) 2019

3. 89th Jazz Ampang Event cum

Venue: Warisan Hall, Sijangkang, Selangor.
(See Google Map link below)

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

5.00PM onwards

Bands Performing:
1. PSG
2. Kontra Lokal
3. Joe Burnmark
4. The Bluesmind
5. Gruvitones
6. Mariemaccan
7. Tabuhapat
8. The Pegawai (UPSI)
9. Arm-Punk Syndicate



Contact: Nik Azwaa Azmi | +60175805559
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/WorldYouthJazzFestival/

Event Time: 17:00