Last week, May 20, the locals in Phuket were able to experience a free concert. Jazz lovers were able to listen to Jazz for King 2 – Andaman Jazz by the Sea, which is an honorary jazz concert for the late king, His Majesty BhumibolAdullyadej or Rama IX. If you were one of the audiences staying at a honeymoon resort in Phuket, you may have been able to listen to the favorite tunes of Thailand’s beloved King who passed away last year.
The Loma Park located in Patong was where the event was held. The concert started at seven in the evening and ended three hours later. The host of the concert was the Andaman Natural Resources Conservation Foundation.
According to YossananRaicharoen, the chief of the foundation, it has been the honor of the entire foundation to be able to serve as the event’s host. They have always been striving to promote good manners as well as make children, the youth of today and the public realize the importance of their culture. They have been planning to pay it forward in their community in order to make their country a better place than it is now.
He added that the event was very important to all the locals of Thailand because they were given the chance to honor the late King Rama IX because of his talent in the musical field. It was, at the same time, a celebration of the beautiful era during the reign of King Rama X.
His Majesty was composing jazz when he was just 18 years old. Sang Tien meaning candlelight blues is the first song he composed. In his entire lifetime, he was able to compose over 48 songs and he was recognized internationally because of his talent as a composer as well as being a musical genius.
Audiences staying at a honeymoon resort in Phuket who were able to watch were lucky because they were able to see jazz professionals from different parts of the country as they perform. The leader was the current dean of the Rangsit University, Denny Euprasert, who works at the Conservatory of Music department and he is also the RSU jazz orchestra’s director.