Saturday, April 17, 2010

Zestz JAZZ remembers Jimmy Boyle

James W Boyle 1922- 1971

Penang has always boasted a long list of music greats with the likes of Tan Sri P. Ramlee, Jimmy Boyle, Joe Rozells and Larry Rodrigues. Not to miss out on the old charms of Penang, The Little Penang Street Market is proud to have the Rozells, with a tribute to the great Jimmy Boyle.

Jimmy Boyle was born in Penang in 1922. He was a well-known Malaysian Jazz musician who developed his own style.

His compositions and piano playing have been played throughout the world and won the hearts of top jazz critics like Jerry Muchigan and International jazz musicians like Charles Lloyd and Jack Teagarden.

Jimmy composed the first Malaysian Jamboree song "Kemegahan Negara Ku" which was played at midnight on the birth of Malaysia in 1963.

Among his notable compositions were: "Putera Puteri", "Ingat Ingat", "Jauh Jauh", "Rayuan Mesra", or "Melody Of Love", "Api Dan Air", "Bunga Negara", "Ke-Hulu Ke-Hilir", "Pantun Melayu", "Gemaran Bulan", "Bertugas", and "Sungai Pahang".

Jimmy Boyle had always been proud of being a Malaysian and through his music he had hoped to perpetuate the soul and spirit of his country and its people.

The late Jimmy Boyle has made a huge contribution to the music scene of Malaysia.


CLICK HERE "Kemegahan Negara Ku" adopted by the Malaysian Armed Forces


Tue 27 April 2010, 9.00pm

Rachel Guerzo at the Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS

CLICK HERE : Tickets at RM40 each for all seats

1 comment:

  1. I agree that many Penangites are talented, not just in music alone.