Filling the Jazz Happens Bar with Excess Luggage…

It’s always been Enlightened Planet’s goal to bring interesting musicians from around the world to perform in Asia in general, and in Thailand in particular. For seven years now we’ve tried to establish connections to make it easy to get things done when the chances arise.

So, when a Norwegian keyboard player that I know through Australian expat friends in Shanghai and who’s recorded with friends in New York called me on Skype when I was sitting in Sydney and says he needed a gig in Bangkok in two weeks… I just sent a few emails to my Thai promoter and venue owner friends and hoped it would work out. And, in this case, it did…

On November 20th at 9:00pm, Enlightened Planet joins together with Jazz Happens Bar to present Excess Luggage!

Read More »

Posted in Enlightened Planet Events | Tagged , | Comments closed

Joe Bonamassa: “Driving towards Asia”

Blues-guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa has conquered the US of A.  He’s overwhelmed the capitols of Europe.  2012 is the year he finally has set his sights on Asia…  and he’s primed to overpower Bangkok on Saturday night, September 22nd!

Read More »

Posted in Enlightened Planet Events | Tagged , | Comments closed

Benny Lackner Trio: “Superbly modernistic piano trio music…”

It’s been just over a year since we last spotted Benny Lackner in Asia, a tumultuous year at that. Benny’s managed to release his fourth CD, entitled Cachuma, while also finding the time to learn the ropes as the first-time father of a lovely baby girl!

For those of you who may still be unfamiliar with Benny Lackner, he is a German-American jazz pianist who studied at the California Institute of the Arts under the direction of Charlie Haden and his mentor, Brad Mehldau. Benny has developed a unique compositional voice, and has gained a reputation for interesting re-interpretions of jazz standards and an eclectic mix of modern songs as well. Moving from an electronics-tinged version of Charles Mingus’s “Moanin’”, to Prince’s “Sign Of The Times”, to original compositions like “Rambo Sex Party”, “Feisty Beast”, or “Transkei”, is not for the faint of heart. Read More »

Posted in Enlightened Planet Events | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed
  • Next Event

    Check back for future Enlightened Planet events

  • Join us on Facebook

  • Subscribe to our newsletter

    To receive notifications of upcoming events, please provide your email address.



  • Check out previous events

    John McLaughlin and
    The 4th Dimension
    November 1, 2015

    Guitar legend John McLaughlin has spent his storied career expanding the boundaries of jazz, fusing electric rock, Indian, and other world music styles in his own unique way. John returns to Thailand for a live concert with his band The 4th Dimension on November 1. Tickets on sale now at ThaiTicketMajor sites!

    “John McLaughlin is the best guitarist alive.” – Jeff Beck

    “What John McLaughlin did with the electric guitar set the world on its ear. No one ever heard an electric guitar played like that before, and it certainly inspired me.” – Chick Corea

    See a list of ALL Enlightened Planet events