One of New York’s most entertaining live acts, The Rad Trads are coming to this year’s Borneo Jazz to show us how they play Jazz in the land of its origin.

The Rad Trads’ band members have performed or recorded for various artists such as Truth & Soul Record’s “Lee Fields & The Expressions,” Jon Batiste & Stay Human, EMEFE, Broadway giant Jason Robert Brown, Ikebe Shakedown and Lenny Pickett among many others.

Last year, the band toured throughout the USA at events such as the Atlanta Jazz, Rochester Jazz, Columbus Jazz & Ribs Festival, and the Russian River Jazz & Blues festival opening for Taj Mahal and Buddy Guy, as well as a month-long European festival tour featuring notable collaborations in Italy with Paolo Fresu.

When not touring, the band performs regularly in their hometown, New York City at Brooklyn Bowl, Webster Hall, The Blue Note, BB King’s and Radegast Hall.

The Rad Trads consistently win over audiences with their enthusiasm, bringing their love of the game to a diverse style of soulful American music with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago and delta blues, and rock & roll.

Besides The Rad Trads, the seven confirmed bands are the Klazz Brothers and Cuba Percussion from Germany/Cuba, Yuichiro Tokuda’s RALYZZDIG from Japan, Manou Gallo Groove Orchestra from Belgium/Ivory Coast and O Sister! from Spain.

Also joining in on the fun will be Funkatorie from Malaysia, A.P.I from Malaysia/India and Raw Earth from Singapore.

Tickets are available at pre-sale prices with adult passes selling at RM80.00 for a one-day pass and RM140.00 for a two-day pass.

For children ages between seven to 12 years, ticket is priced at RM40.00 for the one-day pass and RM60.00 for the two-day pass.

Family package is also available, with two adult passes and two child passes for RM160.00.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online at the festival’s website at and will only be available until May 12.

The two-day festival will be staged on the weekend of May 13 and 14 at the ParkCity Everly Hotel.

The event is organized by the Sarawak Tourism Board, endorsed by Tourism Malaysia and is jointly supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism, Sarawak and partnering with Malaysia Airlines Berhad as the official airline.


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