DiGi continues sponsorship of KK Jazz Festival


BACK AGAIN: Roger Wang (right) hands over a memento to Ng Chak Khin (left), DiGi’s head of Region for Sabah as DiGi Kota Kinabalu staff look on..

KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival 2011 is proud to welcome back DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd on board as one of its sponsors.

A signature event in Sabah, this Jazz extravaganza which promises a musical festival packed with talented local and international artistes, is held annually since its debut in 2007.

It has been DiGi’s commitment to continuously support the Sabah Government’s concerted efforts in promoting Sabah as the choice destination and at the same time, cultivate the local arts interest amongst its people.

“We are very glad to have corporations such as DiGi to sponsor KK Jazz Festival, which enable us to develop the jazz scene here in Kota Kinabalu. DiGi’s presences has also added a lot of vibrancy to the festival,” said Roger Wang, co-organising chairman of KK Jazz Festival 2011, during his courtesy visit to DiGi at its office here.

Frankie Fu, the founding chairman and advisor of KK Jazz Festival later added: “The KK Jazz Festival organising committee would like to thank DiGi for coming forward to support our fifth KK Jazz festival. We appreciate them as our pioneer supporter since the inception of this event. We hope that their support will grow as the festival expands and reach a wider audiences. We believe this partnership is a win win formula for both parties.”

A DiGi booth will be set up at the event area, where the company will organise lucky draw sessions and visitors can try their luck to win exclusive DiGi premiums and mobile phones.

For the first time, DiGi is sponsoring four units of HTC Aria, two units of Blackberry Bold 9700 and two units of Blackberry Curve as the prizes for the lucky draw.

To be held on June 17 and 18 at the Covered Tennis Court in Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club, KK Jazz Festival will feature a great line up of accomplished jazz artists, a series of pre-festival fringe events, workshops as well as a jazz talent search.

Tickets are on sale at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf outlets in Kota Kinabalu at RM50, or at door at RM60.

KK Jazz Festival is a fund-raising event jointly organized by Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu and Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah.

This year’s event is also sponsored by Sabah Development Bank, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah and Carlsberg.

To find out more about the artistes line-up and workshop schedule, please logon to www.kkjazzfest.com.