Sabah Jazz 2020


Returning this coming 30 April – 1 May 2020, the second edition of Sabah Jazz will once again be held in Kota Kinabalu City, bringing another host of exciting musical performers to the Land Below the Wind.

Held in conjunction with International Jazz Day and coinciding with Visit Malaysia 2020, Sabah Jazz celebrates the huge range of styles and sub-genres that Jazz music and the art of improvisation blankets.

Involving professional and talented musicians around the region, Sabah Jazz 2020 will feature an eclectic array of performers across varied styles and generations, once again setting up a unique stage not seen anywhere else in Malaysia. With musicians from all over Malaysia, as well as within the region, Sabah Jazz has become one of Kota Kinabalu City’s most important cultural and community events, gaining a remarkable reputation in South East Asia and the jazz ecosystem.

This year’s amazing lineup promises the best in jazz ranging from fusion, smooth jazz, funk, gypsy jazz plus rhythm & blues. To name a few from Sabah’s Jazz scene, the event is excited to announce the presence of distinguished talents like Velvet (Akademi Fantasia Alumni), the legendary Sonny B!! and The NambaWans, Eu4nics, Syuwari Ritchie, Joe and the Scary Puppy, Blue Note Band, Firefly Band, Queennera (Akademi Fantasia Alumni), Chivalry Groove, Asif & Rene Vintage Jazz & Jive, Infinite Band, Swag Big Band and more.

Following the success of its inaugural celebration last year, Sabah Jazz is expected to draw more than 3,000 people over the two-day event and the experience is more than music. The event will have booths, food and drinks from some of the best brand of the city, as well as gems from the creative arts.

For more information, full schedule and line-up, visit