Cotai Jazz & Blues Festival
09-12 October 2014
Cotai Jazz & Blues Festival
Your favorite music event of the year is back!
The Cotai Jazz & Blues Festival is a celebration of live international music, non-stop entertainment, beads throwing and delicious food and beverage. With a 12-band competition for a cash prize of 550,000HKD, as a festival backdrop, visitors and locals alike will have a chance to enjoy a weekend of non-stop music and entertainment suitable for all ages. There will be food, beverage stands and children’s area. Catch all the excitement in a fun street party atmosphere!Venue: The Venetian Macao Lagoon
Time: 09-12 October 2014 (from 1pm to midnight)
Stay tuned for more information! It is a festival not to be missed... and it is FREE Admission!
Special Discount | Sands Rewards Club Members enjoy 25% off on F&B
Show your Sands Rewards Club member card for a special wristband that provides you with 25% discount on Food and Beverage at the Festival
Also, don't miss plenty of activities for everyone with two stages and an extra day at the Cotai Jazz & Blues Festival
Jazz & Blues Competition
The Cotai Jazz & Blues Festival brought 12 bands from all over the world to compete for a HKD550,000 cash prize. Come and cheer for your favorite band, whist having a great time with your friends and family!
Anthony Strong, an upcoming Jazz singer from UK is going to perform on opening night Free of Charge at the main stage! Don’t miss also our winners from last year Bleu Rascals from the Philippines, and come and dance away with our favorite blues-party band Andy Frasco & the U.N. Have we mentioned Blaine Whitaker presence and local Macau bands?
Check out Jazz solo artists, Living Statues, Blues Brothers wanna-be and Mardi Gras characters! Have your camera ready for lots of pictures!
The young ones can have their fun too! There will be a special children’s play area where they can have their faces painted for free!
Sands Rewards Club Lounge
Relax, Drink, Eat and Laugh with your friends at our Chillout Area! Open to everyone and decorated with Bean Bags, Benches and a floating stage, this is the perfect spot if you want to change scene or relax from all the excitement going on the upper level!
Surprise your loved ones and be serenaded by a singing gondolier on our expansive lagoon. This is one of the rare opportunities to take a Gondola Ride outdoors at the Resort. Don’t miss it!
Tickets can be purchased at the Guest Service Counters. Opening hours: from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
How many beads can you catch?
Our bands will throw beads into the audience from time to time. How many do you think you can collect? Grab these and take great pictures with your friends!
We have received over 180 applications from all over the world and these are our 12 Finalists!
City & Country: Taipei, Taiwan;
Genre: Fusion Jazz
Skyline is one of the few fusion jazz bands in Taiwan adhering to modern jazz, covering genres like Smooth Jazz, Funk, Latin, R&B & Soul. Skyline has also been creating their original music with influences from jazz masters in U.S., Japan and Europe, turning their western influence into an unique fusion jazz style.
City & Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
Afro Jazz is a Brazilian contemporary jazz group. Its purpose is to celebrate the African continent’s musical and cultural legacy. It’s all about revisiting African-influenced rhythms as well as jazz, samba and funk, bonding it with further developments such as reggae, hip-hop and rock n’ roll.
Trio Ricardo Special
City & Country: Budapest, Hungary;
Genre: Latin Jazz
Trio Ricardo Special is the Latin Jazz Project of the Hungarian pianist Richard Revesz – one of the rare breed of European musicians who can play salsa and other Latin styles with a truly authentic feel. Ricardo plays with drummer Péter Szendőfi, bassist Gergely Kolta and percussionist József Czibere
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
City & Country: New York, USA;
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by the Sister Sparrow whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds. Simply put, the band’s live show is explosive.
Old Style Sextet
City & Country: Illinois, USA;
Genre: Original Jazz
The Old Style Sextet is a 2013 Downbeat Award winning group devoted to performing new music penned by the members of the band. The different tastes and musical backgrounds of the members of the group are reflected in the wide variety of styles in which they choose to write and play – from hard swinging blues and pop to our brand of modern jazz.
The Kandinsky Effect
City & Country: Paris, France;
Genre: Jazz / Electronic
Conceived on Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on the road in America, and informed by international currents in electronic music, The Kandinsky Effect is a jazz power trio for the 21st century. It explores a distinctive swath of sonic territory, inspired by similarly electronica-laced ensembles like Kneebody and Jaga Jazzist.
3-0-3 Tango Fusion
City & Country: Hong Kong;
Genre: Jazz Tango Fusion
From Buenos Aires all to way to Hong Kong, 3-0-3 TANGO FUSION has developed their unique style through balancing between their Latin-jazz roots, elements of the tango, Argentine folklore, funk and afro Cuban. The exciting chemical reactions of these elements are found unprecedentedly stunning to the tango tradition.
City & Country: Shillong, India
Genre: Blues & Blues Rock
Inspired by the roots and groove sounds of the Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul, Funk and R&B, Soulmate was founded in 2003 in order to spread awareness about this important genre of music. Since then have played numerous gigs all over India and Abroad. When often asked by people, why they chose the Blues…their answer has been…”we didn’t choose the Blues…..the Blues chose us”.
The Moreira Project
City & Country: Maputo, Mozambique
Genre: Contemporary African Jazz
The Moreira Project is led by Mozambican saxophonist Moreira Chonguica. The band comprises top musicians from South and Southern Africa. Their style is a mix of urban modern and funky African jazz. Their performance style is energetic, engaging and entertaining.
City & Country: Manila, Philippines
Lowcal is a jazz group from Manila and has been active in various jazz festivals and clinics. Each member has a unique background in music. The varied backgrounds of the members lead to a unique sound which each member somehow finds a way to shine while contributing to a new flavor of sound.
Budda Power Blues
City & Country: Braga, Portugal
Budda Power Blues are a Portuguese Power Trio that plays the blues from the guts. They deliver a punchy powerful, soulful, electric blues that makes you want to jump and shout. But they don’t do it on their own! The audience is always their 4th member, making every show a celebration of blues and life itself. Rumbling Bass, Power Drums, Overdriven Guitar, and Power Vocals makes Budda Power Blues one of a kind.
The Northern Governors
City & Country: Helsinki, Finland
The Northern Governors - The musical bloodline of Finnish soul/jazz. They are a brand new Finnish supergroup. Flicking through the band’s member-list is like reading the who’s who of Finnish Jazz and Soul Music. The super-talented band was formed when the musical cousins started to play together and noticed that the set-up worked out better than well.