Live at No Black Tie this 25-26 January 2019 – Michael Veerapen Band featuring Steve Thornton.
Michael Veerapen is well-known in the Malaysian Jazz scene – having established his name as a Jazz pianist, producer, record studio head and mentor, and one of the strongest driving forces behind the jazz scene in Malaysia.
He was the musical director for some of Malaysia’s top performers like the legendary, Sudirman. In more recent times, he has composed and directed several highly successful musicals including ‘SuperMokh’, ‘Lat Kampung Boy’ – for which he won the coveted BOH Cameronian Award for Best Composer.
In 2017, he was the music director, composer, and orchestrator for the grand and successful opening ceremony of the 2017 SEA Games held in Kuala Lumpur which was broadcasted live to all major ASEAN countries.
Percussionist Steve Thornton is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Before moving to Malaysia in 1997, Thornton lived and worked in New York. In the course of his formidable recording career he has worked and recorded with saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, and continues this gig today.
Thornton has also worked with and appeared on albums by Herbie Hancock, Mongo Santamaria, jazz legend Miles Davis, and pianist McCoy Tyner, as well as Tracy Chapman, Mariah Carey, and Michael Jackson. His playing is particularly well displayed on albums by jazz vocalist Tania Maria and by romantic crooner Jon Lucien. Most recently, Thornton released an album under his own name (“Nature’s Plan”), and appeared on a CD with Keiko Lee, a jazz vocalist popular in Japan.
: 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL. Admission: RM64. Concert menu available. Call 03-2142 3737 after 5pm or visit www.noblacktie.com.my for bookings.