Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2009

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Running in its second consecutive year, the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival 2009 brought veteran jazz musicians to Hong Kong from 1 to 15 October 2009 during which a total of 14 groups performed in 5 different venues across Hong Kong, namely ELEMENTS, Backstage, Dada Lounge, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall and Shatin Town Hall Piazza.

The Festival line up comprises renowned musicians from Europe, USA, and Asia.  The European musicians include the Italian trumpet master Enrico Rava and his New Quintet featuring Gianluca Petrella, the French accordionist Richard Galliano, the Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren, the British saxophonist Tim Garland, the Italian Bruno Tocanne ‘New Songs’ Quartet, the Swiss group Bconnected, the German vocalist Michael Schiefel, the French group Sept Tete, the Italian saxophonist Giancarlo Djanian.

The super-power group Henderson Berlin Chambers Trio featuring Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin & Dennis Chambers comes from US.  The Asian musicians are Youn Sun Nah Quartet (featuring Eugene Pao) from South Korea, Yosuke Onuma from Japan, and Tsang Tak Hong & Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra from Hong Kong.

As apart from the open-air and indoor concerts / gigs, another highlight is the jazz photo exhibition by William Ellis (Britain) and Elaine LIU (HK) held at ELEMENTS.
Events
Date Venue Artists
Oct 1 ELEMENTS
Youn Sun Nah Quartet
featuring Eugene Pao
Yosuke Onuma & Giancarlo Djanian Duo
Oct  
1 – 15
ELEMENTS & The Luxe Manor
Jazz Photo Exhibition - 
William Ellis and Elaine Liu
Oct 2
Dada Bar + Lounge
Yosuke Onuma & 
Giancarlo Djanian Duo
Oct 10 ELEMENTS Saturday Night Orchestra
Michael Schiefel
Bconnected
Oct 11 Shatin Town Hall Plaza Tsang Tak Hong Trio
Michael Schiefel
Bruno Tocanne ‘New Songs’ Quartet
Sept Tete with Florent Brique
Oct 12 Dada Bar + Lounge Talk - ‘Passport to Jazz' 
by William Ellis
Oct 12 Backstage Live Restaurant Gig - Giancarlo Djanian
Oct 13 Dada Bar + Lounge Workshop - Tim Garland
Gig - Tim Garland Lighthouse Trio
Oct 14 Hong Kong Cultural Centre Henderson Berlin Chambers Trio:-
Scott Henderson, Guitar
Jeff Berlin, Bass
Dennis Chambers, Drums

Enrico Rava
New Quintet
featuring Gianluca Petrella
Oct 15 Hong Kong
Cultural Centre
Jan Lundgren Trio:-
Jan Lundgren, Piano
Mattias Svensson, Bass
Zoltan Csorsz jr, Drums

Richard GallianoEugene Pao Quartet:-
Richard Galliano, Accordion | Bandoneon
Eugene Pao, Guitars 
Sylvain Gagnon, Bass 
Nicholas McBride, Drums
Photos by Angel Yu, Stephen Cheung
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