After 21 years helming Kuala Lumpur’s premier jazz venue, the founder of No Black Tie, Evelyn Hii, has decided to take a sabbatical. While the club will temporarily close its doors, she will still be working for the future of jazz in KL by attending music festivals in Cuba and Mexico, part of her ever-passionate search to discover new talent and bring them all the way for KL jazz lovers to appreciate in NBT.
NBT would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal patrons for supporting us over the years, with a special mention for the Embassy of Italy in Kuala Lumpur and ambassador, His Excellency Cristiano Maggipinto, for the bestowal of the honour of “Cavaliere of the Order of the Star of Italy” to Evelyn Hii, in recognition of the role that NBT has played in fostering intercultural relations between Italy and Malaysia through jazz.
There are still a host of amazing concerts coming up before a final performance on 29 December, check them out here:
And don’t forget, NBT intends to return to the scene bigger and better and to continue serving the community in more meaningful ways in 2020!