The Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2022, organised by SKÅL International Koh Samui, raised Thai Baht 100,000 for the Sisters on Samui Foundation (SOS).
The festival, held between this year’s June 7 and 12, gathered an impressive line-up of top jazz and international music artists from the Netherlands and the USA, as well as Thai jazz celebrities performing at popular resorts and clubs on the island.
The annual musical event came back after an eight-years break, courtesy of organizer SKÅL International Koh Samui, as part of “Rediscover Samui” tourist promotion campaign. The six-nights of concerts were sold out, with over 500 local and foreign attendees.
The donation for Sisters on Samui Foundation charity was obtained from ticket sales, venues, sponsors as well as musicians’ contributions.
Dutch tenor saxophonist Alexander Beets declared:
“Not only were we delighted to be back in Samui playing in one of the world’s most beautiful settings, I am proud that we were also able to make a contribution to this wonderful community through SOS.”
SOS ambassador Yvonne Roberts replied:
“We are grateful to our partner SKÅL International Koh Samui for the opportunity to collaborate on this fabulous event. This amazing donation will go a long way towards the work we do to help the underprivileged people of Samui.”
Jane Soergel, Acting President of SKÅL Samui and Chairman of the Samui Summer Jazz Festival organising committee added:
“We are delighted that we did our musical guests proud here in Samui and deeply grateful to them for their commitment to making this event an enormous success for Koh Samui. This outcome makes me proud we were able to pull this off after a difficult couple of years for the island.”
Soergel also thanked the special sponsor which made this year’s edition of the festival possible: Imagine Samui, Brother Thailand, Ferma Lights, Nauti Beat and ContineWM.
Plans are currently under development for Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023.