These are our top picks for the week of January 14 to 20. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.
6th Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival
The Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival has grown into one of the country’s most important music festivals. The three-day event has had a big impact on young musicians, especially students looking at a career in music. The clinics and performances inspire not only the younger musicians but seasoned professionals as well.
klpac, Pentas 1, Jalan Stratchan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, KL. Jan 18-20, 8pm. RM30; RM75. For more info, see here.
Paralogical Machines: When Images Meet Us in Space and Time
Enjoy this new media exhibition that presents some of Europe and Southeast Asia’s leading media artists. The works jump out of their frames as though expecting to engage with us in our world. The artists include Charles Lim, Erika Tan, Kenneth Feinstein, Rajinder Singh, Tintin Wulia, Nye Thompson vs. UBERMORGEN and the All Women’s Networked Jam Session (AWNJS). The exhibition includes new works as well as pieces shown in international venues such as the Venice Biennale and the Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Wei-Ling Contemporary, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, KL. Until Feb 17. Tues-Sun, 11am-7pm. For more information, see here.
Rodrigo Parejo & Hady Afro
Catch this exclusive performance by the soulful Spanish Jazz flautist Rodrigo Parejo (pictured), accompanied by guitarist Hady Afro and percussionist AKZ. This trio brings a fresh and vibrant repertoire of music inspired by the different sounds of Latin America and jazz.
Bobo KL, 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, KL. 03 2092 5002. Jan 17, 9.30pm. RM60++. See more here.