KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 – The World Youth Jazz Festival (WYJF) 2016 is set to mesmerise city folks and tourists when it kicks off on May 6. Back for the fifth time, the largest youth jazz festival will offer more than 20 homegrown and international youth jazz artistes performing at the Dataran Merdeka. Admission to the three-day WYJF 2016 is free. The event will showcase a saxophone treat, double bass pluckers and guitarists strumming their jazz pentatonic scale.
According to WYJF founder, Datuk Nik A. Azmi, he is expecting a 45,000-strong crowd for the event as bands from 10 countries including the Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Spain, Germany, Indonesia and Turkey will unleash an energetic performance. He said among the artistes featured would be home-grown Waris and actress-cum-singer Maya Karin, Janine Annice (United Kingdom), Indonesia’s Dua Drum, Spain’s O’Sister! and Frederick Koster from Germany.
He added that they are bringing artistes from various music genres such as hip-hop and R&B to show that jazz can be mixed with any kind of music. The WYJF 2016, co-organised by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall will also feature the launch of the #MalaysiaFeelingGood campaign that aims to inculcate positive values among Malaysians.