Jazz up your life

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Samui International Jazz Music Festival 2012 If you're planning a trip to Thailand in October, you should definitely schedule in a trip to Koh Samui for the third week long Samui International Jazz Music Festival 2012. The island wide extravaganza brings together musicians and music lovers from around the planet in a series of relaxed performances at various venues especially identified to match the "Tropical Jazz" theme of the festival. A rich combination of jazz styles will blend more upbeat tunes with laid-back genres that cover everything from Bebop to Latin and contemporary Jazz, and the international line-up features an impressive collection of top class acts, all of which have performed in major venues all over the world. koh mr saxman Kicking off the festival on 14 October, Paulette McWilliams, who has performed with everyone from Michael Jackson to Placido Domingo will play at a preview concert with the legendary Dutch duo the Beets Brothers. Peter Beets is a world class jazz pianist, who has shared the stage with jazz greats like Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater. Adding to the global feel, Susan Harmer and her band Tropic Green will also take to the stage, the seven energetic band members covering four nationalities including Japan, Singapore, Cuba and the USA. Other not-to-be-missed acts on the Samui Jazz schedule include CaboCubaJazz feat. Melissa Fortes and Yerman Aponte from Cape Verde and Venezuela, who will perform Latin Jazz that is sure to fill the dancefloor. Also set to schmooze the crowd are Karen Devroop Jazz Quartet from South Africa who bring with them a repertoire that spans a broad spectrum of styles and who recently appeared as stage act in the U.S with 'Earth Wind and Fire', 'Chicago', Jill Scott and Queen Latifah. Paulette McWilliams For those with a penchant for creative interpretations Eddie C's explosion of energy combines Jazz, Funk, Latin, Pop and Dance music. Eddie has performed all over Europe with artists such as Sting, Chaka Khan, Candy Dulfer and Toto, among others. Then, of course, there's Thai Jazz superstar Koh Mr. Saxman who will take on the stage on Friday 19th October together with the Beets Brothers to perform a 'Tribute to the King'. Samui Jazz Festival is a unique event that brings a huge diversity of Jazz Music to one of the world's most appealing tropical islands. The performances are all ideally suited to the dreamy beachside setting and this year will see 40 exceptional Thai and international artists from 10 different nations enchanting visitors and residents with their chilled tunes and exceptional talent. The festival runs from 14-20 October and tickets are just THB 500 per show. www.samuijazz.com for the full line-up.     by