As May nears the end it continues with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, Arts, Stage, Comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy.
Jordan Rivers at Simply Jazz by Tin Box
Check out Jordan River's special guest appearance at Simply Jazz this 26 and 27 May 2023. As one of Malaysia's leading musicians since 1975, Rivers has earned the reputation as the "George Benson of Malaysia" and is commonly known for his virtuosic guitar and vocals. Over the years, Jordan Rivers has performed with many notable artists around the world, such as Randy Crawford, Siti Nurhaliza, Michael Veerapen, and Grammy nominee Dave Koz. He has been active as a music educator since 1982 lecturing at some of Malaysia's leading tertiary music colleges and is currently the guitar instructor at UCSI University's Institute of Music. For two nights only, join Jordan Rivers as he takes centre stage at Simply Jazz alongside Michale Veerapen (piano), YHFoo (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums).
Happening this Wednesday at Simply Jazz. Join the Michael Veerapen Trio with Veerapen on piano, YHFoo on bass, and Cliff Wong on drums together with Eddy Lim on saxophone as they bring you a night of a jam session, playing you music ranging from funk and Latin to swing jazz.
Still In the mood for some jazz tunes? There's Simply Jazz by Tin Box, now relocated to Publika. Expect great classics such as Charlie Parker's Summertime, Crystal Silence by Chick Corea and so much more, as their musicians take the stage every Wednesday through Saturday with Michael Veerapen (piano), YHFoo (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums) and singer Michelle Nunis on Thursday.
Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the intimate space. Reserve your table today.
Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed . Make your reservations: https://tinbox.my/. More info: www.simplyjazz.tinbox.my
Simply Jazz, 28 & 29, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL
Fresh off her run in the musical Melur, and a show-stopping turn at Instant Café Night Live, TRIA AZIZ returns to the Bobo stage with an eclectic program of all-sorts. And it’s all about being in love – you will be captivated by her vocals and razor-sharp comedic timing.–You will be captivated by her vocals and razor-sharp comedic timing. This 25 – 27 May 2023 for three nights.
BoboKL also has music All Week Long. Go with friends for casual fun and good music. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are Bobo LightNights. Tuesdays showcase Guitar n' Jiwa with various guests.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE; with a mix of comedy and jazz courtesy of Papi Zak and Shamaine Othman, with BoboKL’s resident pianist and singer David Gomes. Reservations are to be WhatsApped to 012-263-8603. The entrance fee is a minimum spend of RM50 on drinks.
And there's Wednesday Jazz with David Gomez. WhatsApp +6012-263 8603 for reservations or just head up.
Tickets required. WhatsApp +6012-263 8603 for reservations. Visit https://www.cloudjoi.com for tickets to shows available and https://www.facebook.com/BoboKualaLumpur for details and SOPs.
Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, KL
Live at Jao Tim presents
AL Terry’s Blues Syndicate featuring Raja Badrul (guitars) and Lord Lokman (piano). Book your tickets now for an evening of Harmonica Driven Chicago Blues & Rock with Terry on harmonica and vocals. This Saturday 27 May 2023.
Table Lamp Concert features a duo performance by Ronnie Jupiter (vocals) and Sylvia Wong (piano) performing songs from Malaysian Famous Hits. Book your tickets now to see them up close and personal for an evening of Malaysian Pop & Ballads. This Thursday 25 May 2023.
You can visit Jao Tim, purchase tickets and for more information on performances all across the week, their regular jam sessions, table lamp concerts and dinner at https://www.jaotim.com or https://www.facebook.com/JaoTimKL
Jao Tim, 61 (First Flr), Jalan Sultan, KL
Crane KL Live
Live music at Crane KL to accompany your eats and drinks and cocktails in the heart of Chinatown KL. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Crane KL welcomes everyone to their scenic restaurant and Upstairs bar where you can expect excellent service, tasty food, fine wine, draught beers and deliciously interesting craft cocktails in warm and comfortable surroundings.
On the Live front, Crane KL restaurant downstairs brings you some of our hometown greats in our live and jazz music scene from 8pm onwards Fridays and Saturdays.
Just off a massive splash at PJPac and a couple of other appearances around town with his newly formed super indie group Jaki-Brashga, this Friday sees singer-songwriter Brendan de Cruz make a return to Crane for an evening solo performance.
Jason Raj meanwhile, also makes a return to Crane KL on Saturday for an evening solo acoustic session.
All-day dining begins at noon (Sunday 10am) and closes at midnight with the last order at 11.30pm. A breakfast menu will be offered on Sundays. Upstairs cocktail bar opens Tues-Sunday from 4pm with 1+1 on Cocktails from 4pm to 9pm Wed & Thur. Bookings are available at +6012-209 7057 / +6013-218 5712. Visit http://cranekl.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/CraneKL / https://www.instagram.com/thecrane_kl/
Crane KL, 78, Jalan Sultan, KL
Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara
The Gastro-Sports Bar and Restaurant give you more than the British and Irish dining cuisine and sports viewing it has become renowned for with a host of acoustic two piece live music sessions over the week playing you lounge, acoustic and radio hits from Wednesday to Saturday. Information and reservations: +6017-761 4088 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara, Block 15-G/17-G/19-G, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, KL
Malaysian pianist Mei Lin Hii returns to REXKL with a new show “Greatest Hits” today and tomorrow 24 and 25 May 2023. The two evenings will be dedicated to some of the most popular and beloved piano pieces of all-time, from Beethoven to Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chopin to Rachmaninoff, Debussy to Piazzolla, and many more. Enjoy live interpretations of Für Elise, Gymnopédie, Rhapsody In Blue and Flight of the Bumblebee in the iconic REXKL cinema theatre with a spectacular light show to boot. 24 & 25 May. Wednesday & Thursday. 8.30 PM in the Main Hall. Tickets RM100 / 2 for RM180 / 4 for RM300. This show is proudly supported by Alex Martin Productions and Graceful Piano.
SADNESS this Friday 26 May 2023 featuring Mily, Smek (No Good), Darren (An Honest Mistake), Heyacap (No Kancheong) and Chou SingSing (S4DKL). Let's pull the saddest moments of your life and turn them into the happiest nights. Expect to hear MCR, Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce The Veil, System Of A Down, blink-182 and more from our local renders of the sad. 8.30pm. REX Hall. Pre-sale RM35 / Door sale RM45.
The Background Sessions this 27 May 2023 featuring Leaism, Liesl-Mae and Hawa. Come and enjoy another night of intimate music at REXKL's The Back Ground Sessions with acoustic sets by an all-female lineup of Hawa, Liesl-Mae, and Leaism. So mark your calendars for 27th May for a session of good vibes and great music and support our local musicians. 8pm. Free entry.
Once an iconic cinema in downtown KL now rejuvenated into a creative community hub.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/hellorexkl / https://www.instagram.com/hellorexkl/ for information on events, happenings, bookings, and tickets.
REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL
There's a symphony for your senses as you sip, sway and surrender to the sounds of their music selectors. Yum Sing Sunday makes its presence this 28 May 2023 with live music from Greg Ramanado.
For bookings and information: https://www.facebook.com/concubinekl / https://www.instagram.com/concubine_kl/
Concubine, 2, Lorong Panggung, Chinatown, KL
The grassroots live music bar is back to four nights a week providing you with music, performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes.
Wednesday: Original post rock with Armand Tanzarian.
Thursday: Original indie alternative with Iris. Acoustic open mic: Faruz.
Friday: Friday double header with the bedroom pop of Zuura and alt noise pop of Tak-Raw. Acoustic open mic: Razak A'ai and Jay Rizwan.
Tickets for this week: Free entry. Tips for musicians are expected. Check out their website at https://www.merdekarya.com for information, ticketing/entry/reservation. Member reservations: +6018-661 4553.
More information https://www.facebook.com/Merdekarya-379447802136079. Opening times: Live Bar 8pm, Bar B and The Balcony Bar 7pm.
Merdekarya, 352 1st Flr, Jalan 5/57, Petaling Garden, PJ
Pisco KL Thursday Night Live
This edition of Thursday Night Live 25 May 2023 brings you a live music performance by Maha Jeffery for this edition. 8pm onwards.
Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piscokl or https://www.instagram.com/pisco_kl/ for more information and dates and booking details.
Pisco KL, 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL
The Iron Fairies KL Live
There's live music at The Iron Fairies KL five nights a week Wednesday to Sunday on the Fairy Dust Factory Stage from 8pm.
Wednesday & Friday: Astra Malaysia Live.
Thursday: Ashira & Co.
Saturday: The Band 6ix.
Sunday: Nu Noiz
The Iron Fairies KL opens 5pm onwards Tuesdays to Sundays. Call +6016-221 3612 or visit https://www.facebook.com/theironfairieskl for more information and reservations.
The Iron Fairies KL, H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
BEE PUBLIKA KL
Malaysia's Longest Running Independent Music Venue has a great week ahead of live music.
Visit https://www.thebee.com.my or https://www.facebook.com/thebeemy or https://www.instagram.com/thebeemy/ for information. Purchase tickets here wa.me/60175654233 (The Bee). For group or table rsvp: Whatsapp +6017-565 4233.
The Bee, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Simply Live by Tin Box
Want to relax and forget the chaos of city life? The doors at Simply Live by Tin Box are wide open and they are ready to have you over. Come on down to unwind and get your fill of live music, delicious food and even better company. They have their very own Resident Band ready to put on a memorable stage show every Wednesday to Saturday. Stars of Simply Live include singers June Wong, Hoyee Chan, Xing Mars, Karmun Ooi, Scott Jerome, and musicians David Nooi, Lee Peng, Chit Wei, JC Lew, CJ.
Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed. Make your reservations and more info: https://tinbox.my/
Simply Live, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant
The KL Jazz Club promotes monthly Jazz, Blues, Funk, R&B, Classic Rock and Creative Music shows by both international and local artistes. There's usually live music on Saturday nights with Rodin JS Kumar on Bass, Jordan Rivers guitar/vocals, VJ Thison on drums and D. Jumawan on Keys/Piano.
For reservations and booking Whatsapp +6012-571 7759 or book via www.cloudjoi.com/org/kindablue. Visit www.klinternationaljazz.com for more information.
Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant, Basement, KL Jazz & Arts Centre, 1 Lorong Kapar, off Jalan Syed Putra, KL
Singapore Stand up comedy Happy Ever Laughter to hold first show in Malaysia
Singapore Stand up comedy Happy Ever Laughter to hold first show in Malaysia
The Joke Factory
Not your average Dad Jokes, this is a night of laughter, tears, and lots of hilarity from comedians who are actually DADS. It's all here on The Dad Show. With Asuraajan, TC, Phoon Chi Ho, Riezman and host Sulaiman Azmil at The Joke Factory on 25 and 26 May 2023.
If you've ever been called a weirdo or a rebel, felt like an outcast, or just never one to fit in, you've been a minority - and we're celebrating it. Ming Yue and Harvinth Skin bring the laughs with their brand new show - The Minorities at The Joke Factory on 27 May 2023, in a story-filled evening of tragic love, acceptance, and weird encounters.
In collaboration with BBK Network, a weekly Mandarin open mic at The Joke Factory starts tonight 3 May 2023. For more details and purchasing of tickets, please refer to this ticketing link: https://www.cloudjoi.com/shows/bbk-open-mic-mandarin
On Tuesdays 8.15pm, head over to TJF for Open Mic. If you’ve ever wanted to try stand-up comedy, this is the platform for you. Come and watch first-timers, regular open micers and established comedians try out their newest stuff all for your enjoyment. Every famous and hilarious comedian you have ever watched started out the same way, so witness the birth of great bits and even greater performers.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/thejokefactory.com.my for information about the Publika based comedy house. Whatsapp Link for tickets: https://wa.link/d1lu8x. Seats are limited due to SOP.
The Joke Factory, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Nero Event Space: Full Circle with A. Limin, Couple, Deepset, Kias, Social Circuit, Transitions and Tres Empire.
"Full Circle" is a fitting name for this event that brings together different bands with their unique styles and sounds, yet all connected by a deep emotional thread. The name represents the cyclical nature of emotions, where we can experience different feelings but always find ourselves coming back to certain themes or ideas.
The name also speaks to the design of the event, with the stage set in the middle of the room, surrounded by the audience, forming a complete circle. This will provide an intimate and immersive experience for the audience. With the performers surrounded by the crowd, you'll feel like you're a part of the music, not just a spectator. The lighting is designed to complement the mood of each song, and the sound quality is top-notch, ensuring that every note and every word resonates through your soul.
Visit PJPac at https://pjpac.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/pjpac to find out more about what's coming up. Get your tickets at http://onetix.com.my
PJPAC, S611, Second Floor, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ
Visit KLPac's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theklpac and https://www.klpac.org for information about KLPac and for more information on what's coming up.
Buy Tickets. Online Purchase @ Cloudjoi: https://www.cloudjoi.co No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.
KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL
Visit DPAC at https://www.dpac.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/damansaraDPAC to find out more about what's coming up and for ticketing information. Or call the box office at +603-4065 0001.
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
The Music of Star Wars. 27 May 2023. Join the orchestra for a monumental Star Wars Day celebration as the MPO presents symphonic highlights from the famed film series. From the very first release in May 1977 of “A New Hope” to the present day “Mandalorian”, we relive over 4 decades of intergalactic travel and the unforgettable antics of your favourite characters! Featuring the music of John Williams and Ludwig Göransson, conducted by Gerard Salonga. 8.30pm. Purchase tickets online: https://www.mpo.com.my/season2023/the-music-of-star-wars
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC, KL