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If you're a fan of jazz music, you'll definitely not be having the case on the Mondays on April 30, which of course is International Jazz Day. And if you're not a big fan of jazz—simply because you haven't had enough exposure to it—then this Monday is the opportune time to get better acquianted with jazz as local musicians gather at The Commons to play their souls out in celebration of the genre. 

This year's International Jazz Day festival at The Commons, hosted with Sweets Records for the third year now, promises a lineup of both established names in the Thai jazz scene, such as Pamai Chirdkiatisak, Krit Buranavitayawut and Nattapon Fuangaugsorn (Pey Saxes), as well as up-and-coming acts, like Neti Srisongkram. Each of the main acts (6pm onwards) will also be paying a tribute to the legendary American jazz artist Fats Waller during their sessions. 

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Pamai Chirdkiatisak, the first Thai guitarist to perform in the Made In New York Jazz Gala in New York

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Young blood Neti Srisongkram, who won both junior and open divisions at this year's Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC), a feat only accomplished by one other person in the competition's history

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Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller, an American jazz musician and comedic entertainer who is credited for laying the groundwork for modern jazz piano

The International Jazz Day event at The Commons next Monday is free and open to all—as the best things in life should be.  Below is a sneak-peek at the lineup. See you there.

  • 2-5pm (warm-up): Dr. Doon (DJ)
  • 6-7pm: Neti Srisongkram Trio
  • 7-8pm: Pamai Chirdkiatisak Quartet
  • 8-9pm: My 4
  • 9-10pm: Pomelo Town
  • 10-11pm: Pey Saxes

For more information, visit fb.com/thecommonsbkk.

Tags: Jazz, The Commons, Sweets Records, Jazz Day, Fats Waller, Jazz Music