The True Jazz Fest at Hua Hin has presented unforgettable performances of world-class musicians from differing genres and showcasing great performances jazz musicians from the west and from Thailand. Added to these were the varieties of other musical genres such as soul, funk, pop and even local northeastern Thai music that brought musical diversity to the festival. Organised by professional and passionate groups of people and located on a beautiful green field of True Arena Hua Hin, this was a perfect location to accommodate a worldclass music festival. Our Favourites? As one of the most important soul music acts of the past three decades, Earth Wind & Fire means a lot of things to a lot of people. Some were attracted by the pioneering fusion of African beats and instruments with popular American soul, while for others the group’s messages of unity and universality that were most important.
The Earth Wind & Fire Experience, featured Al McKay, guitarist for the group and cowriter of some of EWF’s biggest hits, including “September,” “Saturday Nite” and “Singasong”. McKay helped EWF become one of the leading groups of the mid-70s and lead the group at the True Jazz concert in the Saturday night finale to the rapturous applause of the faithful who remained to the hear the last note. Perhaps after Hua Hin, the band could be renamed Earth Wind Fire and Sea!