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Penang Island Jazz Festival
If you're a jazz lover and you're in Malaysia between Nov 29 - Dec 2 2012, you have to head north to Penang for the Penang Island Jazz Festival. Held at the grounds of the Bayview Beach Resort in Batu Ferringhi, the 4-day international festival is now in its 9th year. I was there last year and had a great time!
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Casey Abrams @ Penang Island Jazz Festival
Every year tropical paradise Penang, Malaysia is treated to the Penang Island Jazz Festival. This year's 10th annual festival started off with a bigger bang than ever before--with amazingly fun Casey Abrams. Abrams demonstrated an out of the box ability to surprise & please from beginning to end of a 2-hour performance. He sang for 2 minutes before anyone in the audience saw him--slowly strolling in from the back. He interacted with the crowd--wearing one fans hat for a song, inviting another up to the stage to play his paper kazoo as Casey videoed him on his iPhone, wooed a gal on the front row, & welcomed a mob of fans shooting selfies as he sang his encore. Fans have rarely experienced a performer who obviously has so much insane fun singing! The Penang Island Jazz Festival keeps getting better & better. If you can't catch the last night this year on 8 Dec., at least make sure you catch a future installment.
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