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Over the past twelve years, 2002-2014 (except 2012), Hua Hin has hosted an increasingly successful jazz festival. Each year this event, normally held over the first weekend in June, lasts for two or three days.
From quiet beginnings, it has grown into probably the biggest and most important jazz event in Thailand's calendar.
Recognition must be given to the organisers and promoters who have toiled endlessly to attract big names. Last year, their efforts were rewarded with the appearance of acts from all over the world, including Kenny Garrett, Mike Stern and Dave Weckl, and a wealth of up-and-coming Thai talent.
For a couple of years, it seemed that the organizers were downscaling the event despite its popularity. Only one stage was present in 2007 and 2008 - this lead to some overcrowding problems with a rising tide. However, there was a return to two stages in 2009 and 2010 but more down-sizing and lot of confusion and date changes in 2011. In 2012 the event was cancelled all together with no notice or news from the organisers. It returned in 2013 and 2014 but on a much smaller scale than previous years.
The 2015 Hua Hin Jazz Festival was scheduled for August 8th but was cancelled with no notice. It is a great shame that this fabulous event has now come to an end.
Look at our Events and Activities forum for discussions on previous jazz festivals and other forthcoming events.
July 26 @ 19 Rai Queen's Park
Jointly presented and organised by BOFFO Thailand and the Hua Hin Municipality, this year's jazz event will be held on Saturday, 26 July, 2014, at Suan Luang Rachinee 19 Rai park from 17:00-23:00 hrs. It is free of charge for all jazz lovers, both local and international.
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May 31 - June 2 @ the beach near the Sofitel.
The Hua Hin Jazz Festival was cancelled in 2012 but is back in 2013. The Hua Hin jazz festival has a line-up that features artists from Japan and Indonesia and a strong showing of local talent. The sounds of saxophone, keyboards and bass return to Hua Hin's sands at this end of the month as the seaside town celebrates the 12th anniversary of its annual jazz festival. [More info ...]
The 2011 Hua Hin Jazz Festival was held on August 26-27.
Highlights of last year's Hua Hin Jazz Festival were the performances of Thai, Asian and world famous International Jazz musicians during the 3 days in different locations; on the beach and at Phonkingphet Public Park.
More Photos on www.jazzfestivalhuahin.com
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