It's difficult to find good music in Thailand, except for jazz. The late King was a big fan and good with a saxophone.
Took the train from Hua Lamphong station last weekend, five hour journey in 3rd class cost 94 baht.
Stayed at the Amari
The festival featured two stages, on the beach for the international acts and a smaller stage for local artists, lasted two days, and was all FREE.
This band was called Los Rumbaros, a Thai spin on Latin-flavored jazz.
This guy called himself The Keyboard Mafia
Here is Pang, the SaxPackGirl, with her band
Pang, the SaxPackGirl, jamming with the Keyboard Mafia
Acoustic jazz with the Sydney Wasurat Trio
The Beach Stage featured the diva, Simone Kopmajer
This band was called Shakatak, they played elevator music so I didn't stay for the full set.
Otherwise, the town was pretty quiet
Soi Binabaht very quiet
Steak and Eggs for breakfast at Murphys
Sunday I took the Hua Hin-Pattaya Ferry, crossing in 2 hours for the hefty price of 1250.
This was my first venture to the Hua Hin Jazz Festival, now I'll be attending every year. In 1973, I went to see Miles Davis in concert in Milwaukee. He didn't show up.
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