June segues into July 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.
Live at Jao Tim presents
Live at Jao Tim presents this 28 June 2023 (TONIGHT) the Julian Chan Quintet featuring Junji Delfino: Soul Jazz bringing you soul and jazz with Song of The Music of Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson. Lead by Julian Chan on Alto Saxophone of Julian Chan, with Isaac Marvin (trumpet), Weili Cheah (piano), Zulhilmy Zulkifli (bass), KJ Wong (drums) and of course, the inimitable Junji Delfino on vocals.
Live at Jao Tim presents this 1 July 2023 – The John Thomas Trio featuring Dasha Logan for an evening of Jazz Fusion, Funk and more. With John Thomas on drums, Sylvia Wong on keys and Dave K on bass. Don’t miss out on this their first show of the month of Jul.
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
Former arts and culture journalist and advocate of Malaysia's traditional performing arts, Eddin Khoo is making his way to Simpy Jazz by Tin Box this 29 June 2023. An emotive jazz and cabaret singer, Eddin is classically trained and has received vocal training from one of Asia’s greatest sopranos Florence Pong. Eddin is currently preparing to record Bintang Malam, an exploration of Malay jazz and cabaret songs. Join Eddin Khoo and Simply Jazz resident musicians Tasneem Bolhassan on bass, and Cliff Wong on drums, led by the celebrated Michael Veerapen, as they bring you a night of evocative jazz and cabaret music.
A familiar face to Simply Jazz by Tin Box, Jessica Teh from Pop n Bob will be performing this 30 June and 1 July 2023. Classically trained performer and vocal instructor Jessica is known for captivating the crowd with her own blend of pop, jazz, and musical theatre elements while pursuing vocal excellence in the Malaysian music scene. Whether it is an intimate trio for a jazz show or an explosive live band churning out party songs, Jessica is always ready to deliver her extensive repertoire effortlessly and passionately. On this upcoming weekend, she will be accompanied by Simply Jazz resident musicians, featuring the inimitable Michael Veerapen on the piano, YHFoo on bass and Cliff Wong on drums.
As we welcome the new month of July, make your way to catch Jessica as she displays the offbeat side of jazz.
Kicking off the mid week this Wednesday – Mazlina sings the evening along with Michael Veerapen (piano), YHFoo (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums).
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. Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the intimate space and 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
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.
Friday with intrepid singer-songwriter Brendan de Cruz with some indie, folk, and progressive pop sounds on solo acoustic duties for the evening.
Saturday sees Dave Mark at Crane KL to perform solo or in 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 are 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
Thursday Night Live this 29 June 2023 with a performance by Cassey. Cassey is known for a sweet but smooth rhythmic voice that is capable of singing complex vocal runs with flexibility and charisma. Just like her on stage personality. 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: Keisha & The Metaverse Players
Sunday: Nu Noiz
The Iron Fairies KL opens daily 5pm onwards. 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
The grassroots live music bar is back to four nights a week providing you with music and performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes.
Wednesday: Original rebel folk with Azmyl Yunor
Thursday: Singer songwriter Sharazade.
Friday: Rock with Arq. Full band open mic: Buncit
Saturday: Rebel folk rock with Azmyl Yunor & Truly Asia.
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
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 for more info: https://tinbox.my/
Simply Live, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
The Queen of Comedy is back! This 29 June to 1 July 2023, catch Joanne Kam in her comedy special Return of the Queen with special guests Elle, Barbie Pongteh, Bibi K Poh and hosted by Will Quah at Bobo KL.
BoboKL also has music All Week Long. Go with friends for casual fun and good music. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are Bobo LightNights. Tuesdays showcases Guitar n' Jiwa with various guests.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE; with a mix of comedy and jazz courtesy of Rizal Van Geyzel 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 Gomes. 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
Simply Comedy by Tin Box Group & Harith Iskandar
In collaboration with Tin Box Group Malaysia, The Joke Factory has been rebranded to Simply Comedy by Tin Box & Harith Iskander. Worrying about losing your favourite comedy shows? Fret not! Your favourite comedians are here to stay. You can expect an elevated level of comedy shows and wicked humour, and if you're a seasoned or emerging comedian looking for a space to share your jokes. They will be hosting open mic sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Reservations: https://tinbox.my/ More info: https://simplycomedy.tinbox.my/
Simply Comedy by Tin Box & Harith Iskander, No 27, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL
30 June – 2 July 2023: Beyond Mozart with the KLPac String Orchestra. Travel through time in The klpac String Orchestra’s Beyond Mozart which explores the works of this renowned composer of the Classical era then brings us forward in time through other composers like Ludwig van Beethoven, Jean Sibelius and Gustav Holst then finally to more recent composers of the 20th Century such as Peter Warlock. Under the baton of Resident Conductor and Music Director Andrea Sim.
2 July 2023 (3pm). Tales of 4 Dialects. Tales of 4 Dialects is a unique musical journey through the sounds of our origins, giving new meaning to some of the beautiful Hakka, Hokkien, Cantonese and Teochew folk songs, and is also a tribute to our parents and grandparents. Performed in dialects with Chinese and English subtitles.
Test Is Best Show No 3. 28 June 2023. Come watch some of the country’s best and rising comedians test BRAND NEW material for their upcoming hour specials/tours/world domination. You can be part of comedy history as these comedians test their new jokes and ask you to judge them. A must see show for comedy fans who are interested in the process of creating brand new stand-up comedy material. With Shamaine Othman, Rizal Van Geyzel, Kavin Jay, Poon Chi Ho, Hindra Bose, Nuha and Papi Zak.
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 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 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
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 on 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
TiTi Jazz & Music
Follow TiTi Jazz & Music at https://www.facebook.com/titijazzandmusic
TiTi Jazz & Music, 19, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, KL
Call them at +6012-591 9923 or Facebook message them to make a reservation at https://www.facebook.com/JazzUp9.lounge
JAZZ UP9, No 2A, 1st Floor, Jalan 51/225A, Section 51A , PJ
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
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.
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
Music curation and DIY multipurpose space. Only open during events, please refer to their monthly flyer or “upcoming” highlights at https://www.facebook.com/fono.kl and their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fono.kl/.
Opening hours 9PM to 1AM. Cover charges apply. They recommend you make a reservation via Instagram DM to secure your spot for the night.
Fono KL, Zhong Shan, Jalan Kampung Attap, 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