MANILA – Local and foreign artists are set to come together this month for Jazzfest 2014, a jazz festival that doubles as a benefit concert.
This year’s Jazzfest is aptly titled “Heal Our Land,” with the artists donating their talent fees to the relief efforts of ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya and Gawad Kalinga projects.
The show will be held on January 31 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Organizers said “Heal Our Land” is the most star-studded Jazzfest yet, as the concert features pianist David Benoit, singers David Pack and Kevyn Lettau, keyboardist Brian Simpson, American saxophonist and singer Jessy J, percussionist Richie “Gajate” Garcia, and guitarist-singers Ray Parker Jr. and Jonathan Butler.
Also joining “Heal Our Land” will be Filipino-American saxophonist Michael Paulo, pianist-singer-songwriter Spencer Day, pianist Gregg Karukas, and Freddie Schreuders, Eric Valentine and Nate Phillips of the LA All-Star Band.
Local talents who will be joining this year’s Jazzfest include Billy Crawford, Sitti, Side A, South Border, Freestyle, Mulatto, Bituin Escalante, Zoo, True Faith, Chad Borja and “The Voice of the Philippines” contestant Thor Dulay.
The show will be directed by Bert de Leon, with passes available at SM Tickets.