Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe

Open Platform – American Jazz Standards

2018-10-04 12:31 PM

Want to practise your improvisation skills and jam with a jazz band?  Here’s your chance!  Open Platform provides opportunities for young, amateur musicians to jam and improvise with professional artists and bands.

In this fifth Open Platform show, the host band is led by Alan Kwan (guitar), joined by Patrick Lui (piano), Wong Tak-chung (bass) and Ted Lo (drums).  They’ll open with a set of American jazz standards, then they’ll invite audience-members to step up and jam with them!

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Jazz+ : Gwat4 Koeng5

2018-10-02 12:16 PM

Are you tired of typical Cantopop music, and are you looking for a change?  But is it possible to combine Chinese music and jazz music?  And how can dance collaborate with jazz?

Presented by the Fringe Club as part of the new “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” project – Phase II, Jazz + is a series of cross-over performances between jazz and other genres that will happen every month from October 2018 to May 2019.

The first Jazz+ show is hosted by local jazz vocalist Kylie Estrela and her band Gwat6 Koeng5, featuring some exciting experimental and redefined, jazzified Cantopop and Mandopop. 

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Jazz Lunch: Tjoe Man Cheung

2018-09-05 12:29 PM

If you work in Central, escape the hustle and bustle, come and immerse yourself in a lunchtime concert of live jazz music.  As Miles Davis once said, “Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.”

Jazz Lunch showcases an impressive jazz combo in the classy setting of the Fringe Dairy.  The combo includes professional jazz musicians and young emerging talents who all appreciate the opportunity to gain exposure, showcase their musicianship and improve their skills.

From September to December, jazz guitarist Tjoe Man Cheung will be sharing his jazz music, joined by his musician friends.

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Jazz Masterclass – Brigitte Mitchell

2018-08-06 12:40 PM

Hong Kong’s celebrated jazz vocalist Brigitte Mitchell will conduct a masterclass for jazz vocalists. It’s open to the public and musicians are invited. Come and sharpen your musical skills!

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Big Band Night - Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra

2018-07-03 03:49 PM

Big Band Nights feature different local jazz big bands to perform at Fringe Dairy.

Patrick Lui is an award-winning pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger and producer. As a composer and arranger, Patrick has led and performed with several big bands in Hong Kong and abroad. In recent years, he founded his own jazz orchestra playing his original big band works, some of which performed under the direction of Grammy nominee Dr. Gene Aitken.

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Jazz Lunch: Shandy Gan

2018-07-03 03:30 PM

If you work in Central, escape the hustle and bustle, come and immerse yourself in a lunchtime concert of live jazz music.  As Miles Davis once said, “Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.”

Jazz Lunch showcases an impressive jazz combo in the classy setting of the Fringe Dairy.  The combo includes professional jazz musicians and young emerging talents who all appreciate the opportunity to gain exposure, showcase their musicianship and improve their skills.

From July to August, singer-songwriter Shandy Gan will be sharing her jazz music, joined by her musician friends.

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JazzSpeak Vol. 4 to 6

2018-05-21 01:40 PM

JazzSpeak is the training programme of the Jazz Youth Internship Scheme Phase I.  The talk will be opened to the public as well. 

JazzSpeak Vol. 4 to 6 will be hosted by Dr. Wong Chi-chung. Topics include concert curatorship, music marketing and music education, with guest speakers invited in the 2nd half of each talk focusing on the “Jazz” part.  

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Jazz Lunch: Patrick Lui Trio

2018-05-01 01:28 PM

If you work in Central, escape the hustle and bustle, come and immerse yourself in a lunchtime concert of live jazz music.  As Miles Davis once said, “Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.”

Jazz Lunch showcases an impressive jazz combo in the classy setting of the Fringe Dairy.  The combo includes professional jazz musicians and young emerging talents who all appreciate the opportunity to gain exposure, showcase their musicianship and improve their skills.

From May to June, Patrick Lui and his band will be sharing his jazz music.

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Jazz Masterclass – Masaru Uchibori

2018-04-03 01:21 PM

Japanese big band arranger Masaru Uchibori will conduct a masterclass on Big Band arrangement for the band-members of Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra (SNJO).

In the “Big Band Night - All That Swing” concert on Sat 28 April 2018, SNJO will also perform pieces arranged by Uchibori-san.

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Open Platform - Bebop Era

2018-03-20 01:34 PM

Want to practise your improvisation skills and jam with a jazz band?  Here’s your chance!  Open Platform provides opportunities for young, amateur musicians to jam and improvise with professional artists and bands.

The 2nd Open Platform will be hosted by Tjoe Man Cheung, who leads his band NTBM (not-to-be-missed) in an evening of jazz at the Fringe Club.   They’ll be opening with a set of original jazz compositions from their latest album, and orange, and selected standards, followed by a jam session focusing on music of the 50s and 60s.

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Big Band Night - Happy-Go-Lives 2018

2018-03-05 12:27 PM

Big Band Nights feature different local jazz big bands to perform at Fringe Dairy.

The Happy-Go-Lucky Bigband, led by Japanese trumpeter and conductor Kenny Matsuura, was formed in 2010 as a rehearsal big band at a rented studio in Kowloon.  It’s a full 18-piece Jazz orchestra of young and eager-to-learn musicians dedicated to big-band-style jazz, and many members are music teachers.  

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Jazz Masterclass – Yoshiro Okazaki

2018-03-05 12:19 PM

Japanese trumpeter Yoshiro Okazaki will conduct a masterclass for the band-members.  It’s open to the public and musicians are invited.  Come and sharpen your musical skills!

He will be the featured soloist at Happy-Go-Lives concert on Sat 31 March 2018 too. 

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Big Band Night – FACE Saxophone Big Band Live

2018-03-05 12:15 PM

Big Band Nights feature different local jazz big bands to perform at Fringe Dairy.

Founded in 2011, the FACE Saxophone Big Band now has over 50 members.  The band mainly performs big-band jazz music, ranging from the traditional Swing tune “Sing Sing Sing” to tunes by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and the Nettai Tropical Jazz Big Band, plus modern Latin, Rock and Funk music.  The band has participated in many events, including the Hong Kong Summer Jazz Festival 2016 and “Big Band Era 2017”, both organised by the Hong Kong Big Band Jazz Federation.

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JazzSpeak: What is JAZZ?

2018-03-05 12:05 PM

JazzSpeak is the training programme of the Jazz Youth Internship Scheme Phase I. The first three lectures will be hosted by the Chung Brothers, examining jazz from its origins to the present, its relation to other forms of music and different styles within the jazz genre.

The first three lectures will be hosted by the Chung Brothers, examining jazz from its origins to the present, its relation to other forms of music and different styles within the jazz genre.  Representative and monumental instrumental and vocal recordings from the past one hundred years will also be explored.

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Open Platform - Ray Speaks Jazz

2018-01-26 06:10 PM

Want to practise your improvisation skills and jam with a jazz band?  Here’s your chance!  Open Platform provides opportunities for young, amateur musicians to jam and improvise with professional artists and bands.

In the first Open Platform show, the host band is led by Ray Wang (guitar), joined by Wong Tak Chung (bass), Rod Chui (piano) and Samuel Chan (drums).  After a warm-up set, they’ll invite audience-members to come and jam with them!

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Big Band Night - Basic Notes

2018-01-26 05:46 PM

Big Band Nights feature different local jazz big bands to perform at Fringe Dairy.

The Basic Notes Jazz Big Band was founded in 1993 by a group of Hong Kong amateurs who were enthusiastic about jazz music.  The band has participated in many arts and music festivals.  In Hong Kong, they have performed frequently at City Hall, the Cultural Centre, the Fringe Club and many other venues.
 
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Big Band Night: LIVE at Fringe Dairy

2018-01-26 05:40 PM

Big Band Nights feature different local jazz big bands to perform at Fringe Dairy.

Formed in 2010, the Island Express Jazz Orchestra specialises in large-ensemble arrangements by modern jazz composers.  The 17 members, ranging from music professionals to businessmen, have one goal in mind: to bring a much-needed update to the big-band scene in Hong Kong.

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Big Band Night: All That Swing

2018-01-16 05:16 PM

Big Band Nights feature different local jazz big bands to perform at Fringe Dairy.

The Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1990, is the most authentic Swing Big Band in Hong Kong.  The band comprises 20 rocking musicians from almost as many nationalities.  Led by Taka Hirohama, the SNJO has performed in many music and arts festivals, including “Spotlight Hong Kong in Penang” in June 2014.

Come and enjoy the unforgettable music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Bob Mintzer... because “If it ain’t got that swing, it don’t mean a thing.”  It’s ALL ABOUT SWING!

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Jazz Lunch: Kylie Estrela & Jazzicians

2018-01-16 04:57 PM

If you work in Central, escape the hustle and bustle, come and immerse yourself in a lunchtime concert of live jazz music.  As Miles Davis once said, “Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.”

Jazz Lunch showcases an impressive jazz combo in the classy setting of the Fringe Dairy.  The combo includes professional jazz musicians and young emerging talents who all appreciate the opportunity to gain exposure, showcase their musicianship and improve their skills.

From January to April, Kylie Estrela will be sharing their jazz music stories together with her jazzicians.

P.S. Jazzicians= Jazz + Musicians

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