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The Barista Outlet in Rajagiriya held a special jazz event complimented with specialty wines and Italian delicacies on the 11th of July 2014 from 6:30pm onwards. Fittingly named “All That Jazz at Barista” the event is in celebration of the opening of the outlet’s new upper floor unit. The outlet was expanded to provide its customers a bigger and better experience and also makes it the largest Barista outlet in the chain in terms of floor area. The new area includes a corporate meeting area to cater to clients who wish to conduct corporate meetings of a different kind with good food and Italian coffee.
The smooth sounds of Jazz will came courtesy of Harsha Makalande and Khrome featuring Rodney Rabot on vocals and guitar, Shiraaz Nooramith on drums, Timal Jayamanne on Bass and Harsha himself on the keyboard. Authentic Italian food prepared at live action stations by Chef Simon of La Trattoria fame and specialty wines & a cigar bar accompanied the music.
Commenting on the With the expansion we believe this will open its doors to many opportunities to event and birthday parties, corporate meetings, functions etc which will help to generate additional revenue
Manisha Jayasinghe, Madusha Alwis, Arshad Iqbal, Hansa Warnakulasuriya, Lenny and Shenali Vittachchi, Aaron Ray, Yenuka Laknow, and Husni and Sasha also took lease of the stage during the night, each with a versatile performance that added to the allure of the entire show. The enthusiastic performers had the audience captivated well beyond the original timing, and were rewarded with not only appreciative applause but also goodies from Barista as a token of appreciation for making the event such a huge success.
All sound equipment and musical instruments were sponsored by Yamaha Music Center, the pioneer musical and sound equipment provider in the country. Commenting on partnership, Brand Manager for Barista Lien Keerthisinghe notes, "We are very proud to have partnered with Yamaha to provide the highest quality sound equipment for this first of its kind event. Yamaha is synonymous with excellent sound quality and an outdoor event like this certainly needed the best. We would also like to thank the management of Laksala for their support in staging the event."
Barista is now looking forward to organize the open mic nights more frequently and also giving more gifted young performers a stage to display their talents.