The 10th edition of the Penang Island Jazz Festival promises all the trademark highlights.

A MASSIVE celebration awaits jazz fans as the line-up for the 10th edition of the Penang Island Jazz Festival (PIJF) has been announced. This milestone edition of the festival promises all the trademark highlights of this beloved outdoor event that has been always held at The Bayview Beach Resort Gardens, Batu Ferringhi in Penang since its inception.

This year’s 10th anniversary edition runs from Dec 5-8 with various jazz-related fringe activities, forums and gigs thrown into the mix.

The main concert nights – this year’s “Jazz By The Beach” stage at Bayview Beach Resort Gardens – will run on the weekend of Dec 7-8.

The line-up includes The Freddy Cole Quartet, ESKA, Jazzkamikaze, Okan Ersan Quartet, Michael Schiefel & Carsten Daerr, Yoon Jeong Heo’s Black String, Vinalog, and Hedvig Mollestad Trio. More acts will be revealed soon. From American jazz stylings to cutting edge European jazz and Asian bright lights, PIJF has them all sorted.

Supporting musical related activities held during the period of the festival include workshops, exhibitions, a drum circle, Sunrise @ TSG, After Hours Jazz Jam, Creative Malaysia Fringe Stages and The Island Forum Sessions.

Some of the speakers for this year’s Island Forum Sessions include Ben Mandelson (founding director WOMEX), Peter Schulze (artistic director of Jazzahead) and Jae Jin In (artistic director of Jarasum International Jazz Festival).

For more information on the festival activities, visit penangjazz.com. Tickets are available now at www.ticketpro.com.my.