LiveMusic - Gypsy Jazz
Kylie Estrela & Jazzicians
- Sat 05-05-2018 9:30 PM - 2 h
$150 (in advance, Fringe members), $180 (on the day); includes 1 standard drink
In the third Jazz Lunch led by Kylie Estrela, she brought in a gypsy jazz style of music, during the daytime. Now, in this night-time show, she’ll to bring gypsy jazz back again, along with some gypsy jazzicians, including a renowned gypsy jazz guitarist who’ll join the group as a special guest.
Kylie Estrela (vocals)
Kylie has been told that her gifted voice can penetrate listeners' hearts with her soulful and heartfelt interpretations. Her jazz journey has been cultivated by many different jazzicians, from big bands to duos, and her greatest influence was her mom, through Swing dancing. Alongside her musical-theatre acting journey, Kylie had her debut jazz singing appearance with the Beijing Big Band in China. She then became the guest vocalist and presenter for the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra and the lead vocalist in La Petite Jazzy Jam. Kylie is known for her unique and versatile voice, her storytelling, and her sense of humour as she interacts with the audience. She was the featured artist in Spotlight Penang in Hong Kong, performing with Malaysian musicians, and in Jazz Lunch of the Fringe Club’s Jazz-go-Central Jazz-go-Fringe 2018 event. Kylie is a multi-platform artist who sings, acts and emcees, and you might recognise her voice from her theatre work and TV commercials.
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Ron Ng (guitar)
A graduate in Music Composition Studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Ron has played the guitar for over 18 years, and is especially interested in jazz. He studied with famous jazz and classical guitarists in Hong Kong, including Tommy Ho, Eugene Pao, Chris Wong and Guy le Claire, and has taken master classes by world-renowned jazz players John Surman, Satoshi Inoue, Rotem Sivan, Peter O’Mara and Bruce Saunders.
Sharon Lui (violin)
Coming from a classical music background, Sharon was inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and his fellow violinist Stephane Grappelli, becoming the only violinist in Hong Kong dedicated to Gypsy Jazz. In the Netherlands, she studied with renowned jazz violinists Tim Kliphuis, Karin Van Kooten and Christiaan Van Hemert. She participated in the Hong Kong Swing Festival, Le French May “World Music Day”, and Free Happening 2017.
Jimmy Pittman (bass)
Jimmy Pittman, originally from outside Chicago, Illinois, is a bassist and educator currently based in Hong Kong. Since 2012 he has been gigging consistently on both bass guitar and upright bass in Hong Kong. He studied music at Knox College, Illinois, USA, where he performed for three years as part of the award-winning Cherry St. Jazz Combo. Jimmy has experience with and is at ease performing a wide variety of styles, including jazz, funk, reggae, rock, punk, folk and much more.
Denis Chang (special guest: guitar)
Fascinated by the music of French Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, guitarist Denis Chang spent his formative years alongside the Gypsies of France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, where he learned to play the style of music that is now known as Gypsy Jazz. There, he learned to understand the Romany way of life, and was completely immersed in the culture. He is one of the few gadje (non-Gypsy people) to have learned Romanes, the language of the Gypsies. In concerts, he is one of the very few outside of the Gypsy community to sing rare Gypsy songs in Romanes. Audiences can expect to learn more about Gypsy culture and the meaning behind these rare songs.
- Admission: 30 minutes before show time.
- Limited seats, first-come-first-served.
- Drink coupon will be distributed at the door.
- No outside drink or food is allowed inside the venue.
Fringe Club (852) 2521 7251