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Tuesday
Dec042012

Epic Shows in December For You! 

Hi! 

Wow, it’s been an amazing year!

-> I was the opening act for my musical inspirations: fingerstyle legend Tommy Emmanuel & Jazz Guitar maestro Martin Taylor! 

-> Performed at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in 5 concerts including the Final Fantasy: Music From Distant Worlds concert in their Kuala Lumpur premiere!

-> Embarked on my first European tour with Tara Linda & The Tortilla Western Trio performing in Spain & Germany

-> Festival appearances at Philippine International Jazz Festival and the George Town Literary Festival

...And there’s still more music to close off 2012!

Here are 3 awesome upcoming shows:

POETRY AND MUSIC! 

Tues, Dec 4: Book Celebration: Readings from Readings 2 | Doppel Kafe, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Readings by many of the writers | Music by Brian Gomez & Az Samad | 8:30PM | Free Admission 

I’ll be playing a few solo pieces as a part of this book launch. It’s going to be a night of words and music. =)

Doppel Kafe
Lot 2.04, Mezzanine Floor, 
Central Market Annexe, 
Jalan Hang Kasturi, 
50050 Kuala Lumpur


THE EPIC OPEN MIC & A SPECIAL GUEST FROM NEW YORK!

Mon, Dec 10: Open Mic #3 hosted by Az Samad | The Venue, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Featured Open Mic Acts: Rafique Rashid, Froya & guest performance by Adam Rafferty | Sign-ups: 7:30PM Adam Rafferty: 8:00PM Open Mic Starts: 8:50pm | Free Admission

Adam Rafferty - Funky Fingerstyle Guitar From New York

Come to Open Mic @ The Venue #3 on Monday, Dec 10th, 8pm with special guest funky fingerstyle guitarist Adam Rafferty! Come and watch this amazing guitarist all the way from New York City! 45-minute set yo! =) 

If you've never heard of Adam, check out these video links:

1) his version of Stevie Wonder's Superstition [YOUTUBE LINK]
2) his take on The Beatles classic Can't Buy Me Love [YOUTUBE LINK]

For open mic acts, sign-up is at 7:30pm. 15 slots only! Featured acts are Rafique Rashid & Froya.


EVERGREEN MALAYSIAN MUSIC REIMAGINED ON GUITAR & VOICE!


Wed, Dec 19: The Malaysian Music Project with Az Samad & Cheryl Tan | The Venue, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 9:30PM | Cover Charge: RM40 (inclusive of first drink)

Catch vocalist Cheryl Tan with myself performing Malaysian music! From classic songs from Sheila Majid, Sudirman, to modern favorites by OAG, Yuna & Mia Palencia! 

This is a new ongoing collaborative project! Come and catch our first feature show together. =)

The Venue, 
Lot C4.06.02, Connection Level 4, 
Pavilion KL, 
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Thanks to for supporting my music! Hope to see you at an upcoming show. =)

Cheers,
Az

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