The Force behind the Festivals


Organising a music festival is no easy thing. Yeoh Jun Lin, the artistic director of both the Borneo Jazz Festival and the Rainforest World Music Festival, can testify to that. That doesn’t stop this spunky lady from rising to the challenge.

The Borneo Jazz Festival (BJF), held May 13-14 at the ParkCity Everly Hotel in Miri, has grown immensely in just a decade. In its 11th year now, the festival has managed to gather top local and international bands across various genres of jazz – from New Orleans to Afro, and funk from the Ivory Coast – as well as Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Mini Big Band.

Yeoh Jun Lin is no stranger to the music scene in both Sarawak and the international circuit. The artistic director for BJF 2016 comes from a family of professional musicians and has been involved in the Sarawakian music industry for over 30 years.

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