About Us

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About Us

The Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival is the brainchild of Michael Veerapen and together with 8 of Malaysia’s Finest Jazz Pianists, they have brought to life a festival that is unique in that it places an emphasis on the role of the Piano in the Jazz idiom. It is believed to be the only Jazz Piano Festival in the world to the best of our knowledge.

The objectives of this Festival are as follows:
To come together as Jazz Pianists and to share and to inspire each other

To share with Jazz Piano Students in particular and to other students/musicians as well, knowledge based on real world experience

To attract the interest of Classical Piano students to also have Jazz Piano studies as a supplement to their classical studies

To strengthen the Malaysian Musician Community and to encourage and support young musicians embarking on a career in Music