Sunrise Jazz & Rhythm Festival 2006 – Mon’t Kiara

So last Friday night I headed down to the Sunrise Jazz & Rhythm Festival 2006 at Plaza Mont Kiara featuring “Rachel Guerzo Quartet” and “Lewis Pragasam & AsiaBeat” on the opening night.

The host was some pale dude called Michael Quah I think, they had a fashion show early in the evening which I missed and some small competitions between the musical segments.

It was quite packed, with not that many places left to sit, my friends and I got a place at Starbucks to enjoy the music.

Jazz Festival

First up was the Rachel Guerzo Quartet, a lethal father and daugther combo with Rachel Guerzo of course, her father Salvador Guerzo, Vincent Ong, Don Nizam and Louis Saliano.

Rachel Guerzo

Rachel Guerzo

Salvador Guerzo

Salvador Guerzo

They played well, Rachel sang well and did very well on the piano. They mixed it up a bit with some slow numbers and some fast, most of the songs were a bit laid back for my taste though.

After that came the famous grandfather of drumming Lewis Pragasam and AsiaBeat.

It’s very hard to take a pic of Lewis as his face is obscured by the drum kit and music stand.

In AsiaBeat there was French pianist, Bruno LeFlanche, Australian Guitarist Chris Wright, Jimmy the Sax player and Wan Asfarezal on the Bass.

Jimmy - Sax

Jimmy – Sax

Chris Wright

Chris Wright



Later on there were some guests, 2 singers and a Punjabi style drummer.




Harvindar (I think)

The drum off between Keeran and Lewis was intense! Excellent stuff.


Keeran with his Dhol



The dhol (Punjabi: ਢੋਲ), is a drum (a percussion musical instrument) widely used in India, usually the Punjab Region, the Indian/Pakistani province of Punjab and Gujarat. It is said to have been invented by the Persian/Afghanis. When they migrated to North India, it was incorporated into Gujarati, Punjabi, Rajasthani and other North Indian cultures. Nowadays, it is very popular in modern Punjabi music.

It was great and I shall see if I can make it back this weekend.

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Sunrise Jazz & Rhythm Fest 2006 Mon’t Kiara




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9 Responses to Sunrise Jazz & Rhythm Festival 2006 – Mon’t Kiara

  1. FireAngel August 3, 2006 at 12:06 pm #

    What’s in that peanutbutter can?!?!?


  2. KY August 3, 2006 at 3:13 pm #


    usually it’s jelly in the peanutbutter can. =/

  3. ivan August 3, 2006 at 3:50 pm #

    lol it’s william quah

  4. kimberlycun August 3, 2006 at 6:26 pm #

    chris wright’s so hawt!

  5. v0ices August 3, 2006 at 7:51 pm #

    it’s peanut butter jelly time?

  6. August 3, 2006 at 9:36 pm #

    nothing like jazz to lift your soul

  7. Primrose August 3, 2006 at 11:11 pm #

    Eh, I was there last weekend. 🙂

  8. vlad August 4, 2006 at 9:16 am #

    I always thought there’s beers in a peanut butter can.

    I am going to get Homer for this.

  9. Maz land June 16, 2009 at 2:10 am #

    Hai…Good Morning

    Appercited you could advise me your next Jazz Festival ‘Sunrise’ and pls email to email

    Regards and thanks,

    Maz land

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