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The second day of the Borneo Jazz festival followed a similar program structure to that of day one. However, the music played was more classical jazz rather than funk or fusion jazz. The performance lineup included Tropic Green from Singapore, Tangora from Afro-Caribbean and France, Koh Mr. Saxman & Takeshi Band from Thailand, and Schalk Joubert & the three continents Sextet from South Africa, Norway, Sweden, and the United states.
The night started with an amazing performance by an award winning marching band from the Chung Hua secondary school, and proceeded with a soft, yet enchanting, performance by Tropic Green, a seven piece band made up of musicians from Singapore, United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan. Tropic Green, formed in 2010, stunned the crowd by its overwhelming performance of classical jazz. Their compositions were written especially for this event by Susan Harmer, the band leader.
Tangora dazzled everyone by her sensational voice. She sung her songs in a number of languages including Creole, English, Latin, and French. The singer, songwriter, and composer comes from a French-Italian background with a great influence of Caribbean and afro-Latin jazz. Her warmth and radiance was reflected in her performance and kept the audience wanting more.
Schalk Joubert gathered jazz musicians from South Africa, the United States, Norway, and Sweden to be a part of the Borneo Jazz festival. Schalk Joubert and the three Continents Sextet brought their personalities and heritages in their performance. They practically stole the show and engaged the audience with their phenomenal music. Their charisma left everyone standing from their seats.
Schalk Joubert and the three Continents Sextet is a band made up of band leaders consisting of Schalk Joubert on electric bass and vocals, Karin Hammar on trombone, Rich Armstrong on vocals, guitar, percussion, and trumpet, Kevin Gibson on drums and Melissa van der Spuy on piano, Shannon Mowday on alto sax and clarinet, and Hildegunn Oiseth on trumpet.
It was a captivating performance that captured the hearts of many and relaxed the souls of the tired. Koh Mr. Saxman and Takeshi Band reflected the many shades of human emotion through their music. Their act changed the atmosphere of the entire night; a feeling of peace and bliss filled the place.
The festival’s finale was enchanting. A beautiful coordination between Koh Mr. Saxman and Shannon Mowday resulted in a tranquil atmosphere that left the audience satisfied with the desire to experience Borneo Jazz again. The Borneo Jazz festival is an annual event that has been always referred to as the perfect getaway for those who are stressed to think about nothing but music and beautiful company.