Thursday, February 28, 2008


The Malls Tour

March 5 - Glorietta, ALL-JAZZ - starting at 4:30 p.m.
FEU Drum & Bugle Corps
Bob Aves Group
Executives Band
Gerard Salonga FILharmoniKA and Johnny Alegre
Frank Woeste Trio

March 6 - Greenbelt, ALL-BLUES - starting at 8:00 p.m.
Kiss the Bride
Bembol Rockers
Blue Rats
Rockerman & the Rockerberries

March 8 - Bonifacio High Street, DIVAS - starting at 6:45 p.m.
Jewelmer Jazz Band
Henry Katindig Band
Jeannie Tiongco
Socorro de Castro
Randy Ishikawa
Toti Fuentes
Tillie Moreno

Admission is free for the above mall performances.

For additional information, visit P.I. JazzFest 2008.

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posted by Señor Enrique at 11:44 AM


Blogger reyd said...

I'm glad that the FEU Drum & Bugle Corps is still alive.

I just love jazz music.. madalas din ako sa T. Morato (70s) dati and when I'm in Pinas, I usually go to Makati or search for Ugoy-Ugoy(Lyn Sherman) band and other Jazz shows.

February 28, 2008 12:47 PM  

Blogger luna miranda said...

Oh noooooooo! I'll be out of town on these dates! :( I'd love to watch ALL BLUES and DIVAS! Malas ko naman...

February 28, 2008 2:28 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Another nice initiative... glad to hear that a lot is free for the general public!

February 28, 2008 2:35 PM  

Anonymous bw said...

That's an amazing line up for jazz lovers ! Didn't realize Tillie Moreno is still singing :)

Are these shows free ?

February 28, 2008 8:35 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I'm just glad that our local universities are actively participating in major music festivals such as this one, Reyd.

I'm looking forward to enjoying the FEU Bugle & Drun Corps. I wonder what jazzy repertoire they have lined up.

February 28, 2008 10:02 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

What a shame, Luna. That looks like a pretty awesome line up.

February 28, 2008 10:04 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I think it's wonderful, Sidney, and hope there'll be lots more of it :) We really have to encourage the public to attend and appreciate such events.

February 28, 2008 10:05 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Yes they are free, BW. However, they have full length concerts of certain artists to be held at Sofie Hotel for like $50.00 for a ticket.

I think they're worth it :)

February 28, 2008 10:07 PM  

Anonymous kyels said...

I missed last year's Jazz Festival over here pero hopefully I won't miss it again this year. Over here, they'll be having a Rainforest World Music Festival and it's going to be held in Sarawak.


February 29, 2008 7:52 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Wow! That is a concert in which I wouldn't be surprised if Sting shows up to perform, Kyels! Hope you post something about it after it happens :)

February 29, 2008 9:14 PM  

Blogger Amadeo said...

Believe it or not but just right out of college, I taught high school and one of my inattentive students was Toti Fuentes, who is from our place in Cagayan de Oro.

Even then instead of listening to lessons, he was in a world of his own, using pencils to mark his musical beats. Thus, probably born with that gift of music he now displays.

BTW, please help pray for him he has a rare type of the dreaded C.

Eric, did you hear him perform?

March 01, 2008 12:17 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I've never heard him perform, Amadeo. The thing is, I rarely venture out at night when most of the local fine music take place at various clubs.

I bet he'd get a kick out of knowing you remember him as your spaced out high school student; that is, if you ever cross paths one of these days.

I'm also surpried that most of our local jazz artists do not tour the world more often.

March 01, 2008 12:16 PM  

Blogger Amadeo said...

I still see him, Eric, the last time on my last trip taking a domestic connecting flight to the old hometown.

He used to be based here, in Chicago, and played with internationally renowned Latin jazz artists. His bio should name some of them. But when he got sick, he decided to ease up and return to the old country.

I am proud of him because we also used to be neighbors in the old hometown. The father was also a teacher of mine.

March 02, 2008 12:09 AM  

Blogger Panaderos said...

I'm glad that this type of music is being brought to the public via free performances in malls. I'm very supportive and appreciative of such efforts. Kudos to those bands.

I just wish that the Filipino public would display a lot more appreciation for these bands' efforts when they (the public) do go and watch the performances. Public displays of appreciation are what's sorely lacking in the Filipino audience. It borders on downright rudeness sometimes.

March 02, 2008 8:22 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Oh, I see, Amadeo.

Chicago has a vibrant blues and jazz scene. I'm sure he thrived as an artist in that town.

Sorry to hear about his illness.

March 03, 2008 7:46 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I know what you mean, Panaderos. Many local folks are intimidated by artsy stuff, especially those that they fail to understand. Perhaps, more exposure will eventually change their views.

But like you, I am one of those who appreciate these artists' continued efforts to share their talents with those who otherwise will never have the chance to experience their music.

March 03, 2008 7:49 AM  

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