April ends with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, Arts, Stage, and Comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy. Be mindful of all SOPs in place and Selamat Hari Ray Aidil Fitri for this weekend from us at The City List.
CITY ROARS Festival 2023
City Roars! Festival 2023 Celebrates Return this weekend
Live at Jao Tim presents
Julian Chan Music Productions and Jao Tim present International Jazz Day 2023 with the Julian Chan Jazz Orchestra featuring special guest vocalists Dasha Logan, Ida Mariana and Reza Salleh this Sunday 30 April 2023.
In conjunction with IJD 2023, JCJO will be performing music from both the American jazz tradition as well as home grown Malaysian music specially arranged for big band, celebrating our own lineage of jazz music in our corner of the world.
JCJO is currently the only independent professional big band in Malaysia, formed by saxophonist Julian Chan in 2018. JCJO has performed in several festivals including the Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival and the Borneo Jazz Festival. Most recently they made a featured appearance with Datuk Sheila Majid in her Sheila Majid Big Band 2023 concert at the World Trade Centre KL.
Also at Jao Tim this week:
Table Lamp Concert presents Irma Seleman with Dean Sim on guitars for an evening of R&B, soul and pop songs by Babyface. 8pm.
Table Lamp Concert presents Rozz and Poova with Ee Jeng on keys this Friday 28 April 2023 8pm for an evening of contemporary pop duets.
You can visit Jao Tim, purchase tickets, and for more information on MORE 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
Simply Jazz by Tin Box
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 to the stage every Wednesday through Saturday. Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the intimate space at Reserve your table today.
This week, there's Michael Veerapen (piano), Julian Chan (saxophone), YHFoo (bass), and Cliff Wong (drums) on Wednesday. Thursday there's David Gomes (piano), YHFoo (bass), and KJ (drums). This Friday there's Wee Lern (piano), Yvonne Chong (vocals), YHFoo (bass), and KJ (drums). Saturday, Wee Lern (piano) will be joined by JO (vocals), YHFoo, and KJ.
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
Simple Jazz, 28 & 29, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 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 artists. There's usually live music on Saturday nights with Rodin JS Kumar on Bass, Jordan Rivers on guitar/vocals, VJ Thison on drums, and D. Jumawan on Keys/Piano.
Rodin and friends will be performing 29th April Saturday night & UNESCO International Jazz Day 2023 Sunday 30th April.
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
Award-winning choral group THE YOUNG KL SINGERS make their BoboKL debut with songs from an assortment of legendary artists and songwriters, ranging from jazz standards to classic pop hits... a 27 person choir live at BoboKL; a first! Don’t miss out!
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 Phoon Chi Ho, joined tonight by Keren Bala Devan, and 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
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 this week, Crane KL restaurant downstairs brings you some of our hometown greats in our live and jazz music scene from 8pm onwards. This Friday, Karen Nunis returns to Crane KL for an evening solo performance. This Saturday it's singer songwriter Brendan De Cruz coming in for a solo performance for the evening.
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 available +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
The Iron Fairies KL Live
There's live music at The Iron Fairies KL this Friday and Saturday from the Fairy Dust Factory Stage from 8pm. Friday sees Astra Malaysia Live perform. Elate the show band, meanwhile, perform this Saturday.
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
Living Room Live featuring The Empress at Woobar, W Kuala Lumpur 29 April 2023
Living Room is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. At W Kuala Lumpur they have knocked down the walls of your traditional lobby so you can open your mind and feel alive with live music. Featuring the
Featuring talented local acts from the vibrant Jungle City music scene, Living Room Live offers an intimate and cozy setting for you to experience the power and energy of live music up close and personal. This Saturday – The Empress Live. Led by Sharon Chong.
Level 8, Woobar, 7PM-11PM. Reservations required. RSVP Here: https://wa.me/60123479088
W Kuala Lumpur, 121, Jalan Ampang, KL
The grassroots live music bar continues with music and performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes.
Friday: Original folk rock with Azmyl and The Truy Asia. Shan Naren on the ful band open mic.
Saturday: Saturday Double Header with with past post rockers On A Trip and alt noise popsters Ilmunanti.
Tickets for this week: Free entry.Tips for musicians expected minimum RM10. 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
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: https://tinbox.my/.
Simply Live, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
The Joke Factory
Miss spontaneity ? Making S#it Up ? On 26 April 2023, don’t miss out on ‘Making S#it Up’, in the BEST Improvised Comedy Show in town with Henry Choo, Farid Azmier and Arul. It’s an audience favorite as it’s unplanned! Unscripted. And most importantly all topics are suggested by the live audience.
Got nothing to do after the Raya weekend? Want to have some laughs during the month of Hari Raya? Come to The Joke Factory for the Ha-Ha-Hari Raya show! This 28 and 29 Aprill 2023. This will be a special show which features comedians, Akashah, Adullah, Fattah, Ayim and host Aaron Aw. With their amazing jokes, it will be a fun night.
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
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 @ CloudTheatre: https://www.cloudjoi.co No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.
KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL
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 https://onetix.com.my
PJPAC, S611, Second Floor, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ
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