The recent Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2022, held in June and organized by SKÅL International Koh Samui, donated 100,000 Thai Baht to its charity partner, the Sisters on Samui (SOS) Foundation.
Funds raised through ticket sales, venues, generous sponsors and the musicians themselves contributed to this donation.
The Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2022 took place from June 7 to 12 and featured a selection of the best jazz and world music artists from the Netherlands and the United States, performing alongside Thai jazz celebrities in some of the island’s leading 5 star beachfront resorts and clubs.
Hailed as a resounding success, with over 500 residents and visitors enjoying sold-out concerts over 6 nights, the music festival made its return to Samui after an 8-year hiatus. This initiative is part of the SKÅL International Koh Samui tourism promotion campaign – www.rediscoversamui.com.
Alexander Beets, a renowned Dutch tenor saxophonist and leader of the group of 18 guest artists said: “Not only were we thrilled to be back in Samui to play in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, but I’m proud that we were also able to contribute to this wonderful community through SOS.”
SOS Ambassador Yvonne Roberts responded by saying: “We are grateful to our partner SKÅL International Koh Samui for the opportunity to collaborate on this fabulous event. This incredible donation will go a long way towards the work we do to help underprivileged people in Samui.
Meanwhile, the hotel’s General Manager, Jane Soergel, Acting President of SKÅL Samui and Chair of the Samui Summer Jazz Festival Organizing Committee, said: “We are delighted to have made our musical guests proud here in Samui and deeply grateful for their commitment to making this event a huge success for Koh Samui. This result makes me proud that we were able to achieve this after a few difficult years for the island.
Special thanks also to the main sponsors without whom this would not have been possible, including Imagine Samui, Brother Thailand, Ferma Lights, Nauti Beat and ContinineWM.
Building on this year’s success, plans are already underway for a revival of the Samui Summer Jazz Festival in 2023!
For more information: www.samuisummerjazz.com