James Boyle Trio feat. Liyana Fizi & Bihzhu

7.55pm – 8.40pm


A Penang Island Jazz Festival initiative – The James Boyle Trio featuring Liyana Fizi and Bihzhu will be performing songs from one of Penang’s most illustrious musical sons – The Late Jimmy Boyle. A rather special segment of this year’s festival’s programme as it will be “James Boyle playing the songs of Jimmy Boyle” – a son’s tribute to his father’s music!

Anchoring the trio is one of Malaysia’s most respected and revered arrangers/bass players in the Malaysian music industry since the 1980s – Ruslan Imam. On drums is his son Ruvi Ruslan, a music composition graduate from UiTM who is the Founder “No Noise Percussion” and also plays drums for “Go Gerila!” Aizat Amdan, Amir Jahari amongst others.

On the piano is Boh Cameronian Award winning Music Director, James P.S. Boyle, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and music lecturer at ASWARA who has performed in various Jazz festivals in the Asian region. An active composer in the corporate and theatre world, James is a Certified Movie director and a Line Producer from the Hollywood Film Institute and also the author of ‘Putera Puteri The Music and the legacy of Jimmy Boyle’.

Joining the Trio are two very talented Vocalists who have made incredible strides not only in the local music industry but have performed in international music festivals in Korea and China – composer, singer/songwriter Liyana Fizi and Penang’s own songbird – Bihzhu.