The KL Jazz & Arts Centre, (KLJAC)
The KL Jazz & Arts Centre, (KLJAC) was established by Ms. Maizon Omar and Mr. Rodin JS Kumar, and is presently located at Wisma YPR. They are also co-founders of the KL International Jazz & Arts Festival, (KLIJAF) which promotes peace and diplomacy with the underlying mission to foster creativity and unity through arts, music & culture.
Having organized the KL International Jazz & Arts Festival since 2012, KLJAC has actively organized many music concerts (Jazz, Classic Rock, Blues, folk, traditional and contemporary Indian and Malay) art exhibitions, art auctions, digital concerts, poetry sessions, forums on arts and music as well as social events and private functions.
KLJAC houses the KL City Art Gallery, an event space called the Thinkers’ Corner that hosts forums and seminars, a jazz club and restaurant called Kind A Blue (inspired by Miles Davis) and a jazz café called Take 5 (named after the famed Jazz standard composed by Paul Desmond and recorded by The Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959).
The patron of KLIJAF has been the mayors of Kuala Lumpur and since its inception, the Festival has featured numerous award winning foreign musicians from all over the world (USA, Europe, England, Japan, South Africa, Australia, ASEAN) as well as local musicians and artistes. In addition, KLJAC has hosted the UNESCO International Jazz Day since 2013. The International Jazz Day is celebrated on 30th April every year in more than 175 cities around the world. In 2019, the KL International Jazz & Arts Festival was held at the KL Jazz & Arts Centre. The President of KLJAC is Ms. Maizon Omar and the Vice President is Mr. Vijaya Kumar. The administrative affairs of KLJAC are currently managed by Asia We (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Rodin’s Kind A Blue
Composition Rodin JS Kumar
Musicians Rodin JS Kumar (Bass), Vijay (Drums), Azmi (Saxaphone), Mat Nor. Hendrix (Guitar), Dodong Jumawan (Paino/Keyboards)
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