Jul 17, 2009

STROLLING MUSICIANS at AIDS Event

What is strolling? Or strollers? I have been ask that question quite a lot by non musicians and even musicians. Some thought that it's a name of a live band. And that is true, as there is a local Malaysian pop rock band called "strollers" that is very popular during the 80's.

But in general, well in Malaysia at least, the word strollers implies a group of musicians performing their instruments and singing without any aid of amplification i.e without microphones, amplifiers, cables etc to tie them down to a particular location. They are in another words mobile and free to move about different parts of the venue that they're performing.

This has it's advantages and drawbacks. The great thing is that they have the freedom to move around entertaining guest but the music that they produce is unplugged meaning they can only be audible to the listeners with close proximity to where they're performing. But there won't be the hassle or cost of renting and setting up sound system. Or even if the strollers are amplified, they would just require very basic equipment i.e microphones.

For this event, which was the International AIDS memorial day, this two piece strolling musicians provided light entertainment for the guest. The music group comprise of a singer / guitar player and a saxophonist / back-up vocalist. Another musician could be added to this combination to make the band complete i.e a double bassist depending on budget. However, two piece will work as well.

Incidentally, this event was held in a community home in Rawang on the 16th July 2009.
Two piece strolling musicians performingThe emcee Ferhad

Jul 12, 2009

Jazz Singer & Jazz Band, Malaysia - Setia Sky Launch


This video features a Jazz singer and Jazz band at the opening of the Setia Sky Residence on 11th of July 2009 in KL, Malaysia. The core jazz band is made up of the saxophone player, keyboardist, double bassist and drummer.

The Jazz singer performed a few songs in the gallery on her own and was later accompanied by the jazz band lead by Jason Geh.

It was an ultra grand event indeed with massive fireworks display during the launch with former beauty queen Elaine Daly as the master of ceremony.
Massive fireworks display during the launch








Image of the jazz singer accompanied by jazz bandJazz singer Rachel with Jason Geh on keyboards

Jul 11, 2009

CHINESE SINGER at XingQuan Event, MALAYSIA


This CHINESE SINGER who sings mandarin, hokkien and english songs was the featured singer at this event in Malaysia. She's very experience and sounded great rendering those chinese classics. She was also lively and very accommodating during the event.

There were two other singers who contributed their vocal talents as well.

The jazz guitarist known as the George Benson of Malaysia enthralled the audience with his powerful voice by singing some soul, jazz and bluesy songs. The double bassist who is indian by race but sings mandarin and hokkien songs on top of his normal selections of english golden oldies, country, jazz, pop, dance and other genre of musical styles.

We also had our very own Malaysian Kenny G performing and adding instrumental color to the live band. He actually walk among the audience when they were having dinner playing his saxophone and serenade them. Is that cool or what? : )

There was a mix combination of guest during this event. People from China who love to listen to chinese songs as well as CIMB representatives who is more into jazz music. Thus, Jason Geh's Band was the ideal live band entertainment as we have a versatile line up of professional singers and musicians that is able to perform a wide genre of music from jazz to even mandarin and hokkien songs.

Incidentally, this event was held in Gardens Hotel on the 10th of July 2009.
Award ceremonychinese singer accompanied by Jason Geh's live jazz band
Group photo of Jason Geh's Band

Jul 5, 2009

Wedding Singers at Royal Wedding, Malaysia

Three professional wedding singers being backed by a live band at this royal wedding at Shangrila Kuala Lumpur on 4th July 2009. During the event, the royal couple and family came up to sing and had good fun jamming with the band rendering their favourite songs. The live band entertained the guest with easy listening music during dinner and provided a set of dance repertoire later in the night.
The royal wedding couple cutting the cake

















The groom YM Tunku Jamie Nadzimuddin bin Tunku Mudzaffar dedicating a song to his new bride Nur Azini Mohd KamalA dance routine by friends and family of the royal wedding couple








One of the professional singers during the eventThe other two professional wedding singers jamming with a guest singer