Thursday, October 8, 2009

Seoul International Jazz Festival - Oct 9 - 11, 2009

Seoul Jazz Festival will be held for the first time at the Gwanak-gu Science Exhibition Hall and Nakseongdae Park.
The Seoul Jazz Festival will be held for three days from Oct. 9 through Oct. 11. The festival featuring amateur and professional jazz musicians will offer an unforgettable experience.

Seong Si-gyeong and the military band will perform along with jazz harmonica player Jeon Je-deok, and Korean jazz singers Woongsan and Malo. From abroad will come lyrical jazz pianist Ron Branton, saxophone player Grace Kelly and jazz saxophone player James Moody. Top jazz musicians from Korea and abroad will come together to create fantastic jazz harmony. Amateur international jazz contest for amateur bands and underground bands, performances by popular singers and other programs will make jazz more accessible.

Venue: Nakseongdae Park, - Main Stage near Science Museum - Gwanak-gu (see attached map)
Getting There: Go out exit 4 of Naksungdae Station (stop 227). Take the #02 Maul Bus (small bus) to the Science Museum (과학전관 - sounds like: kwahakshangwa)

Cost: free

Info: 070-7663-0881~4 (if no English speaker, contact 1330 for information)
Program : Pre-opening performance, Opening performance, Jazz concert
Date : 18:00~20:00, Oct. 9(Fri.), 2009
Venue : Science Exhibition Hall
Host : Yoo Yeol, Guest singer : Seong Si-gyeong

Performance by top Korean and foreign jazz artists
Date : 18:00~21:00, Oct. 10(Sat.), 2009
Venue : Science Exhibition Hall

Jazz competition preliminaries : 14:00~17:00, Oct. 10(Sat.), 2009
Jazz competition finals : 14:00~17:00, Oct. 11(Sun.), 2009
Venue : Nakseongdae Park

Jazz open market, Jazz food town
Venue : Nakseongdae Park, Science Exhibition Hall

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