Friday, February 16, 2007


Jazz is back in town!

Jazz & Arts Fiesta 2007 is a ten-day grand celebration of the Filipino Arts Month; planned as the biggest and coolest jazz festival to ever hit Metro Manila with its ten city-wide events. It will consist of eight days of city mall tours, as well as two giant concert performances.

Besides a roster of prominent Filipino artists, there will be performances by eleven visiting jazz musicians, including Flora Purim, Airto, Diane Schuur, and Eldar Djangirov. Eileen Sison and her band Guarana, will also take part in this festivities. Eileen's scheduled performances are as follows:

February 16th:
She will be singing bossa nova with Bob Basa and Bo Razon at Serendra, Fort Bonifacio (presented by PIjazzfest)

February 17th:
Bossa Nova by the Bay concert featuring Eileen Sison, Sofia, Raffi Quijano & Julia Duncan with Guarana & Escola de Samba de Manila at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel

February 18th:
Eileen will be singing with DREAMGIRLS (ten female jazz vocalists) at Alabang Town Center (presented by PIjazzfest)

February 20th & 21st:
Eileen Sison with Guarana at Cafe Havana (Greenbelt 3 in Makati)

February 22nd:
Eileen Sison with Guarana & Escola de Samba de Manila, as well as with Airto at the PIjazzfest.

February 23rd:
Eileen Sison with Guarana & Escola de Samba de Manila at the PIjazzfest. Also included in this evening's performances are Flora Purim & Airto Moreira; Samba Trio; and Sitti.

February 24th:
Eileen Sison will be singing with DREAMGIRLS (ten female jazz vocalists) at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel (Harbour Garden Tent -- as presented by PIjazzfest).

Tickets are available through the following branches of Starbucks:

Starbucks Make Room G/F Glorietta 3, Tel No. : 757-1998,
Starbucks Glorietta 4
4th level, Cinema Lobby,Tel No. : 817-8765
Starbucks Greenbelt 3 G/F Greenbelt 3, Tel No. : 757-4035
Starbucks ATC Alabang, Muntinlupa, Tel No. : 850-8944,
Starbucks Market Market
102 G/F Phase 1A, Tel No.: 886-7948
Starbucks Greenbelt 1 G/F Greenbelt Mall, Tel No.: 892-0415,
Starbucks Rockwell Rockwell Center, Tel No.: 898-3632,
Starbucks SM Megamall
G/F Building A, Tel No.: 687-1968
Starbucks Harbor Square CCP Complex, Tel No.: 551-0115

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posted by Señor Enrique at 6:10 PM


Blogger Photo Cache said...

that would be awesome. are the ticket prices reasonable?

February 16, 2007 10:50 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Photo Cache! Ticket prices are as follows:

VIP - P5000
Patron - P35oo
Gold - P2800
Silver - P2000
Guest - P1200

For further information, please visit:

February 17, 2007 5:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

mahilig ako sa jazz at music na tugtog ay piano. noong bata pa ako nangrap matutong mag piano pero di kasi namin affort piano at piano lessons.

February 17, 2007 9:52 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Pareho tayo, Cruise. Bata pa lang ako talagang gusto ko na pagaralan ang piano kaya lang di afford bumili ng isa ng parents ko.

February 18, 2007 5:44 AM  

Blogger Eli van Ingen said...

Just to let you know:
Bossa by the Bay was a splendid show last Saturday.
I am working at getting some pictures online. The first series can be seen at: (go to EVENTS)

February 19, 2007 2:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, im claire a senior from the University of the Philipines Manila. Can i ask po for contact information Eileen Sison and/or other bossa artists?

im currently doing my undergrad thesis on glocalized music and their promotion, specifically jazz/bossa.

please help. i jut need po to secure interviews for my thesis and all info i am to get will be used strictly for academic purposes only..

thanks so much for your time and i hope u can reply.

Claire Sarah Reyes Magante
Assoc Ed for Externals, The Manila Collegian

February 19, 2007 7:00 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Eli! Many thanks for the update! Would have loved to go last Saturday, but had previous engagement to attend to. But I'm this coming Friday's show will be great :)

February 20, 2007 6:15 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Claire!

Will email you with info you requested :)

Good luck with your thesis!

February 20, 2007 6:16 AM  

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