Samui Summer Jazz Festival Spreads its Musical Magic to Samui’s Schools through Charity Partner SOS
Celebrating six sold-out concerts in early May, the Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023 donated a significant portion of its takings to bringing music to Samui’s local schools through its charity partner, SOS (Sisters on Samui). www.sistersonsamui.com
Samui’s six-night Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023 organized by SKÅL International Koh Samui, came to a successful close on May 7 at the stunning 5-star Centara Reserve on Chaweng Beach. Nightly concerts showcased some of the island’s top 5-star resorts and beach clubs, and featured over 20 leading jazz musicians and vocalists from Europe and Thailand in an outstanding collaboration of world-class musical talent.
This year’s festival also featured a special jam session with Samui’s ‘Jazz Up Music School’ with many young fans joining the international jazz artists Rolf Delfos, Alexander Beets, Ellister Margreet van der Molen and Baer Traa on stage for a fun and informal showcase.
Last year’s festival enabled SKAL Koh Samui to donate THB100,000 to the Sisters on Samui ‘Children’s Education Fund’ to support underprivileged children on the island, and a significant proportion of this year’s takings will similarly support the fund.
Commenting on its decision to allocate these funds to music for schools, the head of the SOS Children’s Education Program, said: “We at Sisters on Samui have decided to use funds raised by the Samui Summer Jazz Festival to develop music in local schools. Working with other sponsors, we are purchasing instruments to allow them to form a band which we are presenting to our first school – Wat Phru Khao Tong in Maenam. We thank all those who contributed, this is a dream come true for this group of children.”
The festival was organized by SKÅL International Koh Samui, its charity partner Sisters on Samui [SOS], and main sponsors Conrad Properties International Ltd, Brother, Bangkok Hospital Samui, Bangkok Airways and others.
Samui’s six-night Summer Jazz Festival 2023 came to a successful close Sunday afternoon at the stunning Salt Society restaurant at the 5-star Centara Reserve on Chaweng Beach.
Celebrating six sell-out concerts which showcased some of the island’s top 5-star resorts and beach clubs, the festival featured over 20 leading jazz musicians and vocalists from Europe and Thailand in an outstanding collaboration of world-class musical talent.
At the Centara Reserve, afternoon temperatures soared and the jazz was just as hot as Thailand’s very own Koh Mr. Saxman and his Takeshi band kicked off the show with their high-energy brand of jazz fusion.
The Round Midnight Orchestra led by festival director, Alexander Beets followed, as the Dutch tenor sax supremo was joined by his fellow jazz artists on a stage overlooking the island’s most famous beach, Chaweng.
The show delivered some sensational sax solos from Alexander Beets, Rolf Delfos, Bas Toscani and Susanne Alt, as well as Ellister Margreet van der Molen on trumpet, Sven Rozier on drums,, Marius Beets on bass guitar and Sebastiaan van Bavel on keyboards. On vocals were Baer Traa, Lizzy Ossevoort and Zosja El Rhazisinging their own jazz renditions of popular favourites.
Ticket sales offered the choice of a dinner show or club style cocktail with many fans buying tickets for all 6 nights.
“Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023 was an absolutely amazing event. We attended all events and were not disappointed by any of them.
There were world class jazz music performed by many international and local musicians.
The venues were spectacular and the hosts and staff worked tirelessly to make sure each event went of so professionally.
We are delighted that Samui can host this event and look forward to the next festival next year.” Jason, The Property Centre, Koh Samui
Meanwhile, one of the main sponsors Conrad Properties Ltd said: “We at Conrad Properties were delighted to sponsor the event in aid of the SOS Children’s Education Fund and also to enjoy a few memorable evenings of fantastic jazz and great company.”
Meanwhile, on plans for next year, organizer Alexander Beets said, “The Samui Summer Jazz Festival team is already thinking about a 2024 edition. The artists found the whole festival a musician’s paradise. A beautiful location, welcoming hospitality, an appreciative audience and an inspiring location for a real artistic performance.”
The Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023 was organized by SKÅL International Koh Samui, its charity partner Sisters on Samui [SOS], and main sponsors Conrad Properties International Ltd, Bangkok Hospital Samui, Bangkok Airways, is also supported by Oceana Boat Charter and Golden Moon Travel in presenting the Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023.
A GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON AT THE SAMUI SUMMER JAZZ FESTIVAL 2023 May 2-7
6 sensational nights of world-class jazz at the island’s top resorts and beach clubs
Tickets from THB1,000 through Megatix | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Call: + 66 (0) 809 357 373
[Koh Samui, Thailand April 19, 2023] — With just two weeks to go before some of the world’s finest jazz musicians arrive on the island for the Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023’ from May 2-7 featuring 6 nightly concerts, we offer a venue guide to those trying to decide which concert or concerts are for them:
MAY 2 | W Koh Samui “Swinging jazz classics from the golden age of jazz”
‘NEW YORK GRAND CLASSICS OF SWING ORCHESTRA’ ft vocalists Anna Serierse and Bas Toscani kicks-off the festival with one of the hottest jazz productions currently on the international circuit. Fans of the big band sound of the 20’s and 30’s will love this jazz spectacular showcasing New York’s renowned Broadway clubs in the golden age of jazz.
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. Nightclub-style with informal lounge seating.
MAY 3 | Hansar Samui “Hot Brazilian beats, blues and bossa nova”
LUCAS SANTANA AND HIS BAND – a shining new star on the international jazz scene recently thrilled Samui audiences with a preview concert which showcased his mastery of the sax and his diverse range of musical styles from jazz, blues and Bossa nova to soul, with his Brazilian roots shining through on all levels. This is feelgood music at its absolute best.
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. Sit-down dinner or casual cocktail-style.
MAY 3 | Secret Garden Resort “Jamming with the Samui Jazz Brothers on the beach”
The jazz moves along the beach for an informal Jam Session of top-notch Dutch jazz featuring jazz, soul and Latino music. Opening the session will be Rolf Delfos, Susanne Alt and young talent, Sebastiaan van Bavel who will be joined on stage by Thailand’s top jazz musicians.
Session starts at 10pm until late. No ticketing.
MAY 4 | SEEN Beach Club Samui, Chaweng “A high-energy night of jazz, soul and funk to get everyone on their feet.”
SVEN ROZIER QUINTET ft. Lizzy Ossevoort and Susanne ALT DJ & Sax will team up at Samui’s coolest beach club to entertain the crowd with a sensational pulsing programme of jazz, soul and funk in a fantastic opportunity to hear three of the jazz scene’s leading proponents of these popular musical genres.
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. Casual cocktail-style with pizza, pasta, burger menu.
MAY 5 | Six Senses Koh Samui “Soulful vocals and dynamic jazz with a shot of blues, swing and soul”
BAER TRAA QUINTET ft Rolf Delfos and Ellister van der Molen will be at Samui’s multi-award-winning resort for an evening with celebrated Dutch jazz vocalist Baer Traa and his musicians who will host a superb evening of jazz. Expect soulful vocals and tight harmonies with an extra layer of richness and depth, making for a truly engaging listening experience.
Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 8 pm Sit-down dinner or casual cocktail-style.
MAY 6 | Santiburi Koh Samui “Smooth, cool jazz from the cream of Thailand’s jazz Scene, under the stars”
KOH MR. SAXMAN AND THE TAKESHI BAND featuring the best of Thailand’s own vibrant jazz scene led by festival creative director, Koh Mr. Saxman and featuring Sebastiaan van Bavel and Marius Beets all in concert at this stunning beachside location.
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8 pm. Sit-down dinner with BBQ buffet or casual cocktail-style.
MAY 7 | Centara Reserve Koh Samui “Tenor sax supremo Alexander Beets leads his festival musicians in a fantastic afternoon jazz fest”.
ALEXANDER BEETS – festival director, will lead his musicians in a sensational afternoon of jazz with special guest, jazz vocalist Zosja El Rhazi who infuses soulful, bluesy melodies with her own powerful delivery. This Grande Finale is part of the Centara Reserve Koh Samui ‘Weekend Sunday Brunch’ when guests can expect an amazing atmosphere and an afternoon of memorable jazz entertainment overlooking Samui’s stunning Chaweng Beach.
Doors open at 12 noon, show starts at 1pm. Full-grazing buffet brunch or casual lounge area.
Tickets are priced at THB 1,000 for ticket entry only + a welcome drink OR
THB 2,500 including welcome drink and dinner [either sit-down or grazing buffet] and THB 2,950 for the Sunday Brunch.
SKÅL International Koh Samui, its charity partner Sisters on Samui [SOS], and main sponsors Conrad Properties International Ltd, Brother, Bangkok Hospital Samui, Bangkok Airways, is also supported by Oceana Boat Charter and Golden Moon Travel in presenting the Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023. The festival relaunched last year to sell-out audiences and contributed to the SOS Samui Children’s Education Fund.
For more information about the Samui Summer Jazz 2023 program, performers, ticket reservation and all other aspects of the festival, visit:
Phone : +66 (0)809357373
(Koh Samui, Thailand March 10, 2023) – With less than 8 weeks to go before the kick-off of its annual ‘Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023’ from May 2 to 7, festival
organizer SKÅL International Koh Samui has confirmed the line-up of events which not only showcases top jazz artists from Europe, South America, USA and
Thailand, but some of the best of Samui’s 5-star resorts and cool beach clubs which will provide the beachside backdrops for the nightly performances under
SKÅL Samui and its charity partner Sisters on Samui [SOS] will again host 6 fabulous consecutive nights of world-class jazz music, continuing an annual cultural event which brings the crème-de-la-crème of international and Thai jazz artists together. The festival relaunched last year to sell-out audiences and contributed to the SOS Samui Children’s Education Fund.
Tickets for the 2023 ‘Samui Summer Jazz Festival’ from May2-7 are now on sale through the online booking platform MEGATIX
The 6 Night Line-Up
The festival kicks-off on Tuesday May 2 at W Samui with the sensational New York Grand Classics of Swing Orchestra led by festival director, Dutch tenor sax supremo Alexander Beets and featuring jazz vocalist Anna Serierse. One of the hottest jazz productions currently on the international circuit, this jazz spectacular invites audiences to experience the exciting nightlife of New York’s renowned Broadway clubs in the golden age of jazz.
Next up is a Brazilian themed evening on Wednesday May 3 featuring the South American sax sensation Lucas Santana at the chic seafront resort Hansar Samui. Lucas Santana recently thrilled audiences in Samui with a preview concert last November to announce this year’s program.
On Thursday May 4 the entertainment moves to the island’s famous Chaweng Beach and the uber-cool SEEN Beach Club [part of the Avani Resort] where Susanne Alt DJ & Sax will be joined on the beach by the Sven Rozier Quintet featuring Lizzy Ossevoort.
The multi-award-winning resort Six Senses Koh Samui is the stylish venue for the concert on Friday May 5 featuring the Baer Traa Quintet. Celebrated Dutch jazz vocalist Baer Traa and his musicians will host a superb evening of jazz which revolves around tight grooves, soulful songs and a shot of blues.
Saturday May 6 sees the festival return to the celebrated Santiburi Koh Samui for a concert headlined Sound of Siam featuring the cream of Thailand’s own vibrant jazz scene Koh Mr. Saxman, Pui Duangpon and others.
In the morning, there will be a special kids concert for charity partner Sisters on Samui [SOS] at the Samui Market Place in Chaweng featuring Susanne Alt and Lucas Santana.
Sunday May 7 all the festival musicians led by tenor sax supremo Alexander Beets with special guest, jazz vocalist Zosja El Rhazi will gather for a sensational afternoon of world-class jazz in the Grande Finale at the spectacular Centara Reserve Koh Samui as part of their Weekend Sunday Brunch at the beachside. Expect a sensational atmosphere and an afternoon of memorable musical entertainment overlooking Samui’s stunning Chaweng Beach.
There are 2 ticket options available for each event:
1. Ticket only : Price 1,000 baht / ticket. A deposit payment of 500 baht is required via MEGATIX ticket option. Balance payment of 500 baht is required at the door.
2. Ticket and Dinner: Price 2,500 baht / ticket. A deposit payment of 600 baht is required via MEGATIX ticekt option. Balance of 1,900 baht is required at the door.
3. Ticket and Brunch (7 May) : Price 2,950 baht / ticket. A deposit payment of 600 baht is required via MEGATIX ticket option. Balance of 2,350 baht is required at the door.
Terms and Conditions:
– Please join only your selected event date and venue, purchased tickets are not applicable for other dates
– All purchases are non-refundable and cannot be redeemed to other services or cash.
– The purchased ticket via MEGATIX is for the deposit amount required. Balance payment due at the door
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