"Well, SabahSongs has a jazzer’s heart, and Juwita Suwito stole it the moment she drew breath on the stage of KK Jazz Festival 2012. With her winning smile, and accompanied by absolutely fabulous jazz musicians, this was — for me — the night’s perfect offering.
Juwita’s voice had a maturity way beyond her years: from powerhouse volume to clear and tender pianissimo, she had total control. Her vocal range was wide and she skilfully steered it up and down with the panache of Ella at her happiest. Keyboardist John Dip Silas flew across the keys, while Fly Halizor played his electric bass like an acoustic double bass: he walked his notes around solid and fat.
When Juwita sang Stevie Wonder’s ‘Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing,’ a man sitting next to me said, “To see her alone, it’s worth the ticket. She’s got the magic of Jazz.”
I couldn’t agree more. This was the quintessential jazz that I love. Juwita Suwito made my jazz night complete."
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