Thùy Linh – Jazz vocalist

thuylinhFor the very first time on our stage, we are honored to bring you our one and only very first Vietnamese American jazz vocalist of the bay area: Thùy Linh. At this year’s show, Thùy Linh and her Quartet will open our program during cocktail hour with her mesmerizing and soothing vocals. She will also introduce our highly-acclaimed designers and their beautiful escorts who reign various prominent pageants.

Self-taught and drawn to jazz in college in 1990 by the classic voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong, our Thùy Linh is a petite chanteuse (4′ 11″) with a surprisingly low and rich pitch that glides warmly between lyrical sensuality and pensive nostalgia. She credits her love of singing to the melodious songs she heard growing up in our Vietnamese community. And she credits her unique style and exotic sound to a most unusual personal history for a singer of American Jazz.

In November 2013, she and composer Nguyễn Dự created Jazz is You! Jazz Là Em!  with the mission to bring jazz into theIMG_0097sm heart of the ethnic communities and make it accessible. This is a volunteer collaboration of community musicians and patrons with a dream to educate and expose our communities to this great American art form. Its programs aim to introduce to the community most current and up-and-coming talents throughout the greater bay area. Venues include ethnic hubs where the community likes to gather regularly. Jazz is You! Jazz Là Em! recently hosted a few jazz jams that drew standing room crowds of at least 150 guests. This tremendous turn-out and on weeknights proves that the community is thirsty for new musical sounds beyond the traditional Vietnamese music, both pop and folk.

Currently, she is creating original compositions in collaboration with her best friend, the poet Bashou. The first series, Lotus Child: Survivors of Human Trafficking Rise to Greatness!, honors human trafficking survivors supported by Pacific Links Foundation. The second series, Lady Moon: the Irrepressible Hồ Xuân Hương – 18th Century Feminist Poet, celebrates the untamed spirit of HXH’s politically astute erotic poetry.
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Áo Dài Festival on May 12th will once again celebrate all of us. Thank you so much for those who have agreed to take part on this important day. It will be the day that we unite a thousand hearts and create of a beautiful tapestry of Vietnamese American arts and culture!

However, the event cannot be successful without proper preparation. Below are the schedules for both meetings and practices.

Location: Akiyama Wellness Center
110 N. Jackson Street, San Jose, CA - (408) 753-9283
Parkings are the streets around the property.

The Sakura dance room is reserved for all the practices:

April 15 10-1pm
April 28 2-5pm
May 6 10-1pm
May 10 6-9pm

Meetings will be at the Ginkgo room on the following days (no practices but just meeting for logistic discussions):

March 18 from 11 - 2pm
April 8 from 11-2pm

Thank you again very much for your past contribution and your continued interest in supporting/participating in the colorful Ao Dai Festival! If you have any questions, please feel free to write to us at or or call us at 408-758-2686.

Can't wait to see you all!

Warmest regards,

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Ao Dai Festival V, Saturday May 12th, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel San Jose. For tickets:

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Have you had your áo dài measurements done? Have you made one to attend the Festival this year? Below are tips on how to measure it according to Ceci Ao Dai. (Mọi người đã có số đo để may áo dài chưa? Nếu chưa thì xin chuẩn bị để đi dự Áo Dài Festival. ) "Tips for measuring for your ao dai:
Stand straight
Wear the same bra and shoes you'll wear with the ao dai
Don't wear bulky clothes
Note the following measurements are measured all the way AROUND each of the subject:
Bust, waist, hip, neck, upper arm, elbow and hat.
Make sure your measuring tape is closely fitted, but not tight
Dress and pants length is up to your preference, it can be shorter or longer.
Warning: If the front of the dress is too long, it could cause difficulties when walking.
Get someone to help
ALL measurements should be in centimeters and whole or decimal numbers.
ALL measurements are required!"
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