Huahin Jazz, Thailand
The Hua Hin Jazz Festival is an entity of its own among the current Thailand based jazz festivals. In the Kingdom of Thailand’s Jazz scene, the Hua Hin Jazz Festival is probably the most established festival, attracting more than 15,000 locals and travelers to the city each year.
Its first edition was organized by Dirk de Cuyper, the General Manager of the Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa in 2000, who took the lead with other hoteliers to organize the Jazz Festival on the beach of Hua Hin with the aim to attract more travelers to Hua Hin. Since then, it has grown into an internationally renowned event, showcasing the finest in Thai and international jazz. Since 2017, renowned saxophonist and organizer Mr. Koh Saxman is the festival’s artistic director.