Enlightened Planet – Entertain, Energize, Enlighten!
The year was 1956…Benny Goodman and his band were playing late into the night at the palace of Thailand’s “King of Jazz” HRM Bhumibol Adulyadej, his majesty joining in on saxophone before a thrilled royal audience. Bangkok society was ushering in an era of smooth sophistication and enduring style captured timelessly by the music of the day.
Enlightened Planet (EP) recaptures the magic and energy of that era with music events that energize, entertain, and enlighten audiences throughout Thailand and Southeast Asia. Specializing in signature Jazz and Blues events, we bring master musicians from around the world to perform in the region’s finest hotels, restaurants, festivals, and concert venues. With cutting edge knowledge of event promotion and a vast network of contacts within the music industry, EP produces integrated music events that thrill audiences and sponsors alike. In June 2006, Thailand’s international music scene was buzzing about the Hua Hin Jazz Festival, where EP had produced a scintillating concert by legendary drummer and jazz fusionist Bill Bruford.
Not simply a concert promoter, Enlightened Planet provides comprehensive event production with in-house marketing services that include graphic design, media production, hospitality, merchandising, and public relations. All materials and services are created in close consultation with agents, sponsors and venues, ensuring that these clients receive the maximum amount of prestige, recognition, and profit associated with being a partner in a world-class EP produced music event.
Technologically savvy, EP continues to seek out new ways to use the internet, mobile networks, and other new technologies to fully reach their audience and enhance the brand building activities of sponsors. In addition, EP works actively as an agent for leading European and American musicians looking to tour Southeast Asian cities, thereby making Asian concerts much more affordable to artists and the concert goers alike, while increasing the amount of high-caliber performances enjoyed by music lovers in Thailand.
“Bangkok, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur have long played host to the world’s finest artists and musicians,” says Mark Bolam, founder and Managing Director of Enlightened Planet. “Yet few opportunities have been available for today’s great jazz and blues artists to perform in this region. Enlightened Planet’s aim is to change that. Through series of concerts and special venue events, we’ll be showcasing a new generation of master musicians, excited to be playing their special brand of music for Asia’s burgeoning world-savvy community of residents and expats.”
Managing Director – Mark S. Bolam