Baihana: Preview to the Jazzy and Love-Filled Friday Concert

Baihana’s Jazzy Trio: Mel, Trina and Anna



When In Manila, you got to meet the lovely, jazzy trio called Baihana. I have written about their concert few days ago here but I was able to spend some time with them for a closed interview at Ryan Cayabyab’s School of Music. Anna, soprano II and the unofficial PR manager of the group, welcomed me at the door with Mel, the alto, and Trina, soprano I, who is the daughter of Mr. Ryan Cayabyab himself! The three singers sat with me and told me a bit of their good story as singing group.



 Chili con Carne, one of the pieces for Love, Baihana



Baihana‘s journey together started in their college days at the College of Music in the University of the Philippines where the three friends met. After their graduation, Trina and Anna met to form a group where they were later joined by Mel. On why they chose jazz, they said that ever since in their college days, they were bonded by their common love for jazz music and their voices perfectly jive together to create a good sway. Their art was inspired by the group The Andrew Sisters who were and still remain an icon of close harmony, swing jazz music, that also inspired modern jazz groups such as the Puppini Sisters



 Touch of 90’s childhood nostalgia by Baihana



Though they are identified with jazz, the group has ventured to other music genres like pop. Baihana‘s wish is that along the way, they can create unique genre of their own which can only be Baihana. Last July 28, 2012, they won the Boy Katindig Jazzfest, the very first jazzfest in the country that serves as a competition in tribute to Philippine jazz musicians. Mr. Boy Katindig himself, a seasoned international jazz musician, will accompany them in another jazz competition, the World Youth Jazz Festival, on May 3-5, 2013 at Putrajaya, Malaysia, the first ever competition overseas in their singing career.



 Baihana’s rendition of the song “Marry Me”



When asked about their concert, Love, Baihana, this Friday, they were kind to reveal to me the sequence of their songs which will revolved around the love cycle which starts from flirtation, falling in love, being in a relationship, heartbreaks and moving on. When asked about the connection of the sequence in their personal life, they hinted that the song selections was drafted from their own experiences with love. Pressing further on, I learned that Anna and Mel are happily married while Trina is happily single. They will introduce new songs like “What I Did For Love,” “Talk to Me,” and “I Believe In Love.”





When In Manila, and wanting to treat your special someone to a lovely night or just feeling the jazzy groove with friends, go to Love, Baihana this Friday, 7:30pm at The Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan. Tickets are still available at The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab, Basement Level, Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas Center or at the door in the concert venue. Balcony tickets are sold at P750 while the Orchestra tickets are sold at P1,000.


Baihana is also available for bookings in special or corporate events! 
Contact Mel Torre at (63917) 541-4186 or leave her a message at



Baihana: Preview to the Jazzy and Love-Filled Friday Concert

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