Sunday, 7 August 2011

Hua Hin Jazz Festival: their promotion really blows ...

There is an annual jazz festival at Hua Hin which enjoys a massive reputation as a great event to see some big local and international players blowing their horns. Apparently ...

Sadly, that's about all I know about it, as it seems that too many 'jazz cigarettes' have led the organizers to neglect something as simple as creating a website with a program of acts, pricing, and timing, man. Some sites have the dates as June 2011, Jing Jing.

You can try but your best bet is our friends at Tourism Authority of Thailand. There at least you get some confirmed dates and a contact number.

So what you need to do is make sure you're in Hua Hin (less than 2 hours drive south of Bangkok) on Friday 26th August and Saturday 27th.

The concert itself is staged on the lovely beach right out front of the Sofitel Centara Grand Hua Hin Hotel, one of my favourite historic hotels in all of Asia.

Hua Hin has a long and proud association with jazz in this country because HM The King is a keen saxophonist and has penned many a jazz tune at his seaside residence here. This festival -- running for the last 10 years -- is testament to this contribution.

So, jazz lovers, we'll see you then. And perhaps we can pass the hat around so they can afford to create a proper website for next year.

Otherwise it should be renamed the Mua Nim ('All mixed up') Jazz Festival.

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