• 5422 Collective, Hong Kong 香港

    5422 Collective, Hong Kong 香港

     

     

     

     

    The 5422 Collective is a jazz orchestra formed in 2013, which consists of accomplished players from different musical backgrounds who share the same keen passion for jazz. Writing its own book, The 5422 Collective adopts a more modern compositional style and features primarily original works, along with a number of rearranged jazz vocal favorites. The 5422 Collective made its debut performance at the Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival 2013 and received critical acclaim. Its debut album is currently underway.

     

    The 5422 Collective 是成立於 2013 年的爵士大樂團。成員各具經驗、技藝,風格背景迴然不同,因對爵士樂的熱愛而加入。樂團以演奏原創器樂作品為主,亦有些許重新編寫的演唱曲目。於香港藝穗民化節 2013 作首演,並獲一致好評。

     

    擔任樂團的指揮/作曲/編曲/鋼琴演奏的雷柏熹於美國Berklee College of Music 畢業後回港發展其音樂事業,並於多方面取得佳績。曾多次出席多個音樂節,奪得台中爵士鋼琴比賽首名。除組合外,雷柏熹亦多次為各爵士大樂隊指揮、寫作及伴奏。流行音樂界別之中,他曾為 Rubber Band、謝安琪、G.E.M.、側田、衞蘭、蘇永康等作 現場演出、作曲、編曲及錄音。


    Facebook page/Facebook 專頁:
    http://www.facebook.com/5422collective
    Recordings/ 錄音:
    http://www.soundcloud.com/5422collective

     

  • Ad Lib Music & Art Association | Hong Kong

    Ad Lib Music & Art Association (AMA) | Hong Kong

     


    Franky Ngai | Violin

    Ivy Pei | Keyboard

    HoMan Mok | Guitar

    J Kin | Bass


    The workshop starts with band playing a few popular songs and explains the structure and form to the audience.

     

    Then some small percussion instruments will be distributed to the audience, showing them how to play the rhythm and sing along with the band. And main goal is to show them the beauty of improvisation.

     

    As we believe children is the best story-teller, and the workshop will show them a way to restore the imagination and creativities inside their mind, which will be thinning out once they receive formal education and training.

     

    Tunes that will be featured in the workshop include Old Mcdonald, Twinkle Twinkle little stars, 星光 (多啦A夢)、小丸子, etc.
  • Ah Kok | Hong Kong

    Ah Kok | Hong Kong




    Ah-Kok Wong, studied Music Technology in Leeds Metropolitan University, England. Now doing Master of Cultural Stuides in Lingnan University, Hong Kong. A Composer, Cultural Critique, Music Tutor, Broadcasting DJ, an Activist and guitarist from the band Pusshitachi, that plays rock, soul, blues, jazz, and experiemental music. Spokesman of an organization Revitalization Independence  Partnership, countering the government's scheme which leads to the destruction of grassroot art spaces.


  • Alexandre Cunha’s Group | Brazil

    Alexandre Cunha's Group| Brazil

    Surprising Brazilian Rhythms through Inventive Drumming

    Alexandre Cunha | Drums

    Bruno Coppini | Electric Bass

    Ricardo  Cren | keyboards

    Marcelo Valezi Fernandes | Saxophone, flute

     

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    Alexandre has been a professional drummer for 22 years. He lived in Germany from 1994 to 1997 and played in the best jazz clubs. Back in Brazil, he started the Brazilian Duet. He also hosts an editorial section in a drum magazine - Modern Drummer Brazil, and writes on www.drummerszone.com. His debut record, Batepapo, became one of the top ten CDs of 2005 in Smoothjazzandmore.

     

    In 2008, he released a DVD about drum soloing and his band was the first Brazilian group to play at the Shanghai International Jazz Festival and later released a DVD of this performance, Live in Shanghai.

     

    Alexandre Cunha’s passion for drums inspired his father to create the brand that carries the name of the family, and today, is known as one of the best drums in the world; the Odery Drums.


     

    “As soon as I began watching his video, I knew that the Brazilian Drumming Duet was something special. Ramon and Alexandre communicate their love for drums and for Brazilian rhythm and music, clearly and powerfully.” --Chuck Silverman (famous US drummer)

     

    “Alexandre Cunha, an endlessly inventive master-drummer, drives this music with a light but forceful touch. Even listeners who are not particularly attracted to so-called world music will be pleasantly surprised.” -- Budd Kopman, All About Jazz

     


    Website: http://www.alexandrecunha.mus.br

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  • Amsterdam Klezmer Band | The Netherlands

    Amsterdam Klezmer Band| The Netherlands

    Balkan Fun with Gypsy Punk

    Job Chajes | Alto Sax, Raps

    Jasper de Beer | Double Bass, Banjo

    Alec Kopyt | Vocals, Percussion

    Gijs Levelt | Trumpet

    Joop van der Linden | Trombone, Percussion

    Janfie van Strien | Clarinet

    Theo van Tol | Accordion

     

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    The Amsterdam Klezmer Band was formed in 1996 by Job Chajes as an Amsterdam street band to play klezmer music (a 19th Century Eastern European dance music for weddings and parties). Almost fifteen years and eight albums later, these seven musicians have now become perfectly tuned to each other. They also have an international reputation for playing live (with their blend of klezmer, sak, Balkan, punk, gypsy, jazz, and more) and attract a wide-range of followers.

     

    On their album Remixed, they even make the crossover to dance music. They can play any stage and often do so far beyond the Dutch border: from New York and Moscow to Paris and Hamburg. A recent milestone is their latest album Zazara, which is the first to consist entirely of their own compositions. Their next album, Katla, released in early 2011.


     

    “… they borrow freely from jazz, gypsy music and European folk [… sounding] familiar to fans of gypsy-punk. Their improvisational skills are well-developed and generally impressive, [often making listeners] get up to get down alongside the shimmying college kids.” -- C.T. Heaney, Popmatters

     

     

    Website: http://www.amsterdamklezmerband.com/

  • Antanas Gustys | Lithuania

    Antanas Gustys | Lithuania

    Founder, artistic director and producer of Vilnius Jazz Festival , Director of Public Institution "Vilnius Jazz Festival", Board member of the Europe Jazz Network General Assembly since 2007. Europe Jazz Network is an association of European producers and presenters who specialisein contemporary jazz and improvised music. EJN was formed in 1987, and as of today, the EJN membership includes 78 organisations (festivals, clubs and concert venues, independent promoters, national organisations) in 24 European countries.

     

    Founded in 1987, Vilnius Jazz is the oldest annual jazz festival held in Vilnius. It is an exceptional event in Lithuania, providing a broad perspective on contemporary trends in jazz from all overthe world. Over the years Vilnius Jazz has earned a reputation of a radical avant-garde festival oriented towards novelty and limit-stretching creativity. The stylistic boundaries of jazz and free improvised music are often crossed and expanded here by offering joint projects with musiciansfrom the academic, ethnic, rock and industrial music backgrounds.

  • Aseana Percussion Unit (APU) | Malaysia

    Aseana  Percussion Unit (APU)| Malaysia

    Colours of Rhythms

    Edwin Nathaniel | Conventional Drums, Backing Vocals

    Kirubakaran | Indian Percussions, Backing Vocals

    Chan Kham Chien | Chinese Instruments

    Jude Fernandez Theodore Fernandez | Bass, Backing Vocals

    Sirisena David Victor | Vocal, Light Percussions

    Zain Bin Mohd Yunus | Saxophone, Flute, Vocals

    Mohd Kamrulbahri Bin Hussin | Malay Percussions, Serunai

    Mohd Shafic Aminuddin Bin Hussin | Malay Percussions

    Philip Robert S Anthonysamy | Congas, Surdo, Djembe

    Sanjiv Daevin | Keyboards, Violin, Light Percussions

     

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    The Aseana Percussion Unit is a percussion unit that was formed in 1998 when 4 guys got together with the thought of experimenting on blending the sounds and rhythms of different types of drums and percussions.


    The group has since then grown to 10 highly skilled percussionists and musicians. Often backed by a keyboard and bass, the other ‘instruments’ used are, generally, the Brazilian Surdo, Indian Tabla and Taviel, Malay Kompang and Gendang, the Chinese Drum and Erhu, the Trinidadian Steel Pan, the African Djembe and common household appliances.


    If you think the drum is just an instrument that makes a lot of noise - then you haven’t had the experience of watching an APU performance. The extraordinary musical properties of each instrument are skillfully explored and combined as a whole and the effect is extraordinarily beautiful.


     

    Website: http://www.apu.com.my

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  • Atsuko Yashima | Japan

    Atsuko Yashima | Japan



    Atsuko Yashima has been the producer of the Tokyo International Jazz Festival since its launch in 2002. Atsuko is a senior producer of NHK Enterprises, an affiliate company of NHK, Japan's public broadcast. She has produced various international cultural events represented by Tokyo Jazz Festival, Festival France Glamour, International Robot Contest, Marche de Noel de Strasbourg in Tokyo, and many more.

     

    As the producer of Japan’s largest jazz festival, Atsuko is now mainly in charge of planning, booking and artistic direction of the event. The theme of the festival is “beyond borders” and “beyond generation”. As well as inviting variousinternational and domestic artists, she has also focused on creating international exchange projects introducing music from various countries working with the local community. Tokyo Jazz Festival will mark its 10th year in 2011.

     

    Recently, Atsuko has also produced Marche de Noel de Strasbourg in Tokyo, in aim to introduce the genuine Christmas culture from Europe and has gathered over 600,000 people in 2010

  • Bianca Wu 胡琳 with Sylvain Gagnon Quartet, Hong Kong / Canada / Brazil / France / Philippines 香港 / 加拿大 / 巴西 / 菲律賓 / 法國

    2 Oct 2015 Hong Kong City Hall, Theatre

     

    Bianca Wu胡琳, vocal歌手

    Sylvain Gagnon,龍小飛bass低音

    Paulo Levi, sax色士風

    Yoyong Aquino, piano綱琴

    Laurent Robin, drums

     

     

    出道至今,已經推出了12張音樂專輯,胡琳以其個人演譯風格及甜美音色取得廣大歌迷愛戴、被禖體及大眾稱為「爵士天后」。胡琳曾在美國紐約跟隨Barry Harris, Harry Whitaker兩位大師學習,並與Whitaker 合作演出及錄音,深受爵士及騷靈音樂影響,在2010年推出的’Jazz them Up ’專輯,以融合爵士元素重新演譯本港四大天王的流行作品,創造了本港集流行與爵士樂壇的一次銷量的里程碑,雅俗共賞。在2011年,邀得多名紐約爵士樂手,在演藝學院演出了‘Bianca Live’音樂會,成績叫好叫座。而這張現場錄音成為至今樂壇最受追捧及搜罹的作品。翌年,胡琳先從重慶大劇院首演, 後在香港文化中心演出了“Nice n‘ Easy’”音樂會,演唱了多首傳統爵士歌曲、胡琳自己作品及鄧麗君的經典以響歌迷。胡琳經常到國外及國內演出,這次更成為這國際爵士音樂節的演出嘉賓,到時將為樂迷盡情演唱中外名曲,為這樂壇盛會添加色彩。

     

     

    Bianca Wu is a Hong Kong singer and songwriter, and she has released 12 albums until today. Deeply influenced by Jazz and Soul music, Bianca has developed her own distinctive sound and tone, and she has been recognized as one of the best- selling artist for years. She is deemed by the public and the press as the Best Jazz Vocalist in the Hong Kong.

     

     

    Bianca received her music education in New York, studying under Jazz legends - Barry Harris and Harry Whitaker, whom she performed and recording with in 2011.  Following the success of her 2010 best-selling album “Jazz them Up”, Bianca brought her beautiful voice and unique pop jazz style to the Academy of Performing Arts with her concert “Bianca Live”, backed up by her musicians that flew from NYC.  In 2011, Bianca hold her premier concert “Nice and Easy”in Mainland which extended to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Bianca performs frequently abroad and in Hong Kong, and she is looking forward to entertain her fans in this prestigious jazz festival in Hong Kong.

     

    自二千年從加拿大移居香港後,龍小飛堪稱得上為亞洲最忙碌的低音手,從錄音室、酒吧到音樂廳到張學友的世界巡演音樂會上也看得見他。而無論是電低音或低音大提琴,其接近完美無瑕弹彈奏使他成為最炙手可熱的低音/結他手。去年年底出版的唱片“Blue Moon - Sylvain Gagnon + Bianca”至今仍停留在暢銷榜上熱賣。先後合作過的樂手包括有方大同、包以正、James Morrsison與小交響樂團、Joey Calderazzo 、Richard Galliano、 林子祥、及側田等。

     

    One of the busiest bassists in Asia since his relocation to Hong Kong in 2000, Sylvain Gagnon has been active in studio and performing, playing on hundreds of CDs and touring with local and international artists including a world tour with Jackie Cheung. His ability to play double bass and electric bass and arrange in a number of styles has made him one of the most in demand bassists in the region. His latest CD “Blue Moon - Sylvain Gagnon + Bianca” has been a best seller since its release at the end of 2014.  When he resided in Canada, he ran his own record label “Lost Chart Records” and toured internationally. Some of the names he performed and or recorded with are Khalil Fong, Eugene Pao, James Morrison and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Sinfonietta, Joey Calderazzo, Howard McCrary, Jeff Tain Watts, Scott Hamilton, Richard Galliano, George Lam, Justin Lo...


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    http://sylvaingagnon.net

     

  • Bianca’s Songs |France/Hong Kong

    Bianca's Song|France/Hong Kong

     

    The Royal Ballard

    Bianca Gallice | Vocals

    Benjamin Rando | Piano

    Florent Briqué | Trumpet

    Simon Tailleu | Bass

    Cédrick Bec | Drums

    Luce Goffi | First Violin

    Julian Chan | Violin

    Samuel Kwok | Viola

    Tan Cong | Cello

    This new project of Bianca Gallice, one of the most famous and original young French singer, will be presenting traditional and famous French songs arranged into the classical-jazz outfit. Accompanied by Florent Briqué, who has brought along a team of young French talents, Bianca’s Songs will collaborate with local Chinese string-musicians who will be conducted by first violinist Luce Goffi. Bianca is currently recording two jazz and pop albums in 2011 for “Musique et Music” besides singing in a lot of different venues.

     

     

    “Bianca is just incredible...” – JAZZART

     

    “You have to discover this fabulous voice” -- NightJazz

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  • Bjorn Solli Trio | Norway/Australia

    Bjorn Solli Trio|Norway/Australia

    Norwegian hood

    Bjorn Solli | Guitar

    Steinar Nickelsen | Organ

    Nick McBride | Drums

     

    Norwegian guitarist/composer, Bjorn Solli, now based in New York, was voted "Young Jazz Musician of the year” in 2002 and has since won numerous awards throughout Europe, including soloist prizes in Belgium, Monaco and Spain, audience prizes in Switzerland and Spain and, a composition prize in France. With his trio SOLID, he has released 3 critically acclaimed CD’s distributed worldwide.

     

    In the last decade or so, Solli’s collaborations have taken him to places like China, Nepal, India, Calaifornia, Australia and Ireland. In New York, he’s played at Dizzy’s Club, Smalls, The Bitter End and with people like Marcus Strickland and Seamus Blake. Bjorn has also opened for The Manhattan Transfer, Anthony Hamilton, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant and Jean Luc Ponty.

     


    Website: http://www.myspace.com/bjornsolli

  • Bob Mocarsky Trio, USA/France/HK

    Bob Mocarsky Trio, USA/France/Hong Kong

     

     

    Bob Mocarsky - piano/keyboards

    Justin Siu - Bass

    Laurent Robin - drums

     

    For the past several years Bob Mocarsky has been at the piano in places like Beijing, Bangkok, and Hong Kong playing jazz for the locals and the internationals at some of the most stylish clubs and hotels in Asia.  He studied piano with his dad, Edmund Mocarsky, one of that city's esteemed piano teachers. In his 20's, he ventured to San Francisco, and before he left for Asia in 2001, he had performed, recorded, and toured with many of the Bay Area's top musical attractions including Bobby McFerrin, Eddie Henderson, Pete & Sheila Escovedo and international stars including Patti Austin, Rickie Lee Jones, Marlena Shaw, and Mark Murphy.

     

    Website: www.myspace.com/bobmocarsky

     

    Justin Siu

    Justin started learning classical cello at the age of 9, he obtained his M.A. in computer science at the University of Cambridge. After a short stink in the computer technology industry, he pick up the bass and soon became a jazz bassist, collaborated with many renowned local and foreign jazz artists, and paved way for his pioneering vision on creative projects that bring classical music, jazz, electronic music, computer technology and multimedia visuals together.  His biggest passion in music is arranging and conducting for large ensembles, pioneering in music he coined “orchestral jazz”. He has participated in various festivals including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and worked with many local pop music productions for Eason Chan, Leo Ku, Ivana Wong and Jeff Chang.

     

    Laurent Robin

    One of the best French drummers, Laurent always adds his warm personality to the music he is part of. He worked with plenty of well-known artists in France, such as Matthieu Chedid, Arthur H, Michel Jonasz and Bojan Z.  In  2012, it was as though a new world launched the Laurent Robin and the Skyriders. Experiencing at the borders of jazz, electro, rock and pop, this project brought Laurent and his life-long partners – Benjamin Moussay and Cedric Hanriot – toward new horizons made of good energy and vibration. Laurent has decided to set foot in Hong Kong to join one of his collaborators, bassist Justin Siu, to perform with the Bob Mocarsky Trio in 2013.

     

  • Boris Savoldelli Voice Orchestra, Italy 意大利

    Boris Savoldelli Voice Orchestra, Italy 意大利

     

     

     

     

    Boris Savoldelli is a new vocal performer on the music scene who is receiving acclaim from around the world. He is always challenging his “vocal instrument” with new and original ways of singing. 2008 Boris released his album titled INSANOLOGY, an experimental vocal solo project, composed, largely arranged and recorded using only a looper machine. This CD represented Boris’s “light side” - the melodic and more accessible part of Boris’s music and received flattering reviews from all around the world. In 2008, Herbie Hancock’s producer and critic Arnaldo DeSouteiro put “INSANOLOGY” on his list of “Ten Best Vocal Jazz Albums of the Year” and put Boris in third place in the category of “Best Male Jazz Singers” after Tony Bennett and Al Jarreau. In 2011, Boris' 2011 CD, "Biocosmopolitan", was put on DeSouteiro’s list of “Ten Best Vocal Jazz Albums of the Year 2011.”

     

    Boris Savoldelli 是一位不停在磨煉和改進其技巧的`歌'手,出道數年已走遍世界各地,闖出名堂。2008 年唱片INSANOLOGY,自編自作的樂曲以一部`循環機器'Loop Machine,實驗性地把人聲來作塑材,優越成績受到輿論大力推介。Herbie Hancock 的唱片監製兼名樂評人Arnaldo DeSouteiro 更數度挑選他為年度最佳男爵士樂歌手,排名第三僅次於 Tony Bennett 及 Al Jarreau之後。 Boris 每次的演出皆有新意,取材即興但編寫方面從不馬虎。一個人一把`聲'的交響樂團,絕無誤導之嫌。

     

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  • Broes, Beigium 比利時

    Broes, Beigium 比利時

     

     

    Anouk Sanczuk - Violin
    Elke De Meester - Accordion
    Jonathan Ackaert - Trombone
    Joachim Thys - Saxophone
    Florian De Schepper - Guitar
    Frédéric Dothée - Double Bass
    Simon Raman - Percussion, Drums

     

    Broes is a septet with its own sound. They started as a quartet which took form in the streets of the city Ghent in 2009. They continued building to their own repertoire, ranging from folk to gypsy jazz. In December 2010Broes then got selected 'best upcoming band of the year', by Folkroddels. In April 2013 they become the winners of the Dranouter Rootsrally!

     

    Broes plays at home and abroad. They performed in France, the Netherlands, Belarus and China.

    For some tours they expand the band with extra musicians. 

     

    一隊來自比利時的七重奏。音樂風格清新脫俗,作品取材於民族和吉卜賽搖擺,貫以爵士樂的精神打造出來。原為一組在根特(Ghent)街頭即興組成的四重奏,隨著作品的要求和豐富感,成員才添到七名。2010 年,組合嬴取了`Folkroddels(比利時人氣電臺)頒發之最佳新人獎',2013 年,Dranouter Rootsrally 音樂節最受歡迎大獎。曾在白俄羅斯、歐洲及中國巡演

     

    https://myspace.com/musicbroes

     

  • Butterscotch, USA

    Butterscotch, USA

     

     

     Beat boxing, guitar and piano

     

     

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    Butterscotch is a singer/beatboxer who incorporates her musical background of piano, guitar and bass into her compositions and performances. She is heavily influenced by jazz, classical, hip hop and R&B artists, ranging from Chopin, Stevie Wonder to John Coltrane.

    Now Butterscotch is an internationally recognized vocal artist, most popularly known for her appearance on NBC's "America's Got Talent" as a finalist.

    Butterscotch has performed with music legends Earth, Wind & Fire, Chick Corea, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, and Patti Austin, to name a few, and has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder. She is featured on albums by SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten) and on George Benson’s latest project “Song’s & Stories”.

    As special feature artist at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, she was highly praised by Quincy Jones along with the Festival Director Claude Nobb.

    After having these amazing experiences, Butterscotch is getting ready to release her own EP. Her single, entitled “Perfect Harmony”.

     

     

     

    Website: www.butterscotchmusic.com

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  • Chico and the Gypsies | France

    Chico and the Gypsies| France


    Jahloul “ Chico” Bouchikhi | Guitar, Vocals

    Mounin | Guitar, Vocals

    Christophe Baliardo “Kema” | Lead Guitar

    Alain Bourguet “Babato” | Guitar, Vocals

    Jean Farre “Tane” | Guitar, Vocals

    Joseph Gautier | Guitar, Vocals

    Jean Claude “Moinin” | Guitar, Lead Vocals

    Jean Pierre “Rey” | Guitar, Vocals

    Antoine Ballester “Tony” | Guitar, Vocals

    Eric Lafont | Drums

    Julio Font | Piano and Keyboard

    Ben Chaa | Percussion

     

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    The Gipsy Kings founder and a self-taught guitarist, Jahloul "Chico" Bouchikhi, formed Chico and the Gypsies (made up of musicians from Arles and Montpelier) in the early 90’s, and quickly gained widespread recognition, selling more than two hundred thousand copies of their debut album, Vagabundo. Chico also serves as a special envoy for peace for UNESCO.

     

    Through their fusion of Flamenco and Rumba Catalan, this band’s addictive brand of Spanish Gypsy swing music has been able to sometimes put audiences into a euphoric or almost trancelike state while gyrating to their very danceable beat.

     

    Besides having performed to a full house in Hong Kong  in the 90’s, the band has also played in France, India, China and South Korea, all the way entrancing audiences with their mesmerising vocals and moving guitars.


     

    Website: http://www.chico.fr/chico

  • Dainius Pulauskas | Lithuania

    Dainius Pulauskas Group| Lithuania

    A Powerful Pulse of Lithuanian Fusion

    Dainius Pulauskas | Keyboards

    Valerijus Ramoška | Trumpet, Flugelhorn

    Rimantas Brazaitis | Tenor Saxophone

    Kestutis Vaiginis | Alto & Soprano Sax

    Leonid Sinkarenko | Bass

    Linas Buda | Drums

     

    Dainius Pulauskas Group was formed in 1994 and debuted as a quintet but, by 1996, had evolved into a sextet and before long became one of the most significant Lithuanian jazz groups and winning international acknowledgement. Over the years, DPG has performed a lot in Lithuania and in a number of European countries as well as in jazz festivals in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and USA.

     

    The Finnish jazz critic R. Haapsamo called their music “a powerful pulse of the modern jazz.” The Swedish critic Bo Levender states that "Pulauskas, together with his colleagues creates the best fusion as it can be.”

     

    Dainius Pulauskas Group is characterized by their use electronic and acoustic instruments to create a very eloquent music space; a very peculiar version of fusion.


     

    Awards:

    The group was awarded GRAND PRIX in “Yesterday - Parnu  ‘99” international contest (Estonia).

    D.Pulauskas got “BRAVO” nomination as the best jazz player in Lithuania in 1998.

    D. Pulauskas was awarded GRAND PRIX in “Birstonas Jazz’ 2000” festival (Lithuania).

    The group was awarded GOLD DISC 2001 (Lithuanian Musicians Union), (Lithuania).

    LT IDENTITY 2004 Award - Dainius Pulauskas Sextet for the promotion of Lithuanian Jazz.

    “Vilnius Jazz” Festival Award for contributions to the Lithuanian jazz culture, 2010.

     

     

    Website:http://www.vilniusjazz.lt/agency/pulauskas_sextet.htm

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  • Deafaids | Hong Kong/USA

    Deafaids| Hong Kong/USA

    The Experimentalist

    Charley Huntley | Saxophone

    Bob Mocarsky | Keyboards

    Jack Greminger | Drums

    Peter Scherr | Bass

     

     

    Peter Scherr is an American bassist/composer/musical strategist living in Hong Kong. Scherr pursues musical excellence and inspiration in areas of unique interest. His current focus is the realization of creative music concepts. One of his long-term goals is the establishment of a common practice of creative music in China, drawing on the talent of the most interesting improvisers from around the world.

     

    In a richly varied career spanning more than twenty years, Scherr has held positions with symphony orchestras, written music for film and documentaries and performed widely in jazz and experimental music settings with many distinguished artists.

     

    Scherr has appeared on many recordings and is the founder of the 1 Hour Music label which produces creative music recordings. 1 Hour Music currently has nine titles available and is planning the release of several new titles in 2012.

     

     

    “... It is clear that a great deal of thought and care went into the reinvention of these tunes... Fans of jazz, rock and folk will thoroughly enjoy this trio’s clever work.” -- Brad Walseth, JazzChicago.net (about the album Jazz In The Stone Age)

  • Diego Figueiredo Duo, Brazil

    Diego Figueiredo Duo, Brazil 

     

     

    Diego Figueiredo - Acoustic guitar

    Alexandre  Martins- piano

     

    “One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life” ---------   George Benson 2007

     

    Diego Figueiredo was born in Brazil, in 1980. Diego played many instruments before choosing the electric guitar when he was twelve, playing in theaters and local pubs, revealing the great art of improvising and harmonizing.

     

    Diego has performed around Europe and in the USA with his unique technique and sensitivity, and once shared stage with John Scofield and The Yellowjackets. For over a decade, Diego has performed frequently at La Paz Festijazz, Bolivia, and was invited by the Symphonic Orchestra of La Paz to take part in the recordings of a CD and a DVD to honor Tom Jobim entitled ‘Jobim de los Andes’.

     

    “Dear Diego: I listened to your CD “Segundas Intenções” and it was a magical moment. When I go to Brazil I would like to play together with you” ---------- Pat Metheny

     

    Website: www.diegofigueiredo.net/

     

  • Diego Figueiredo Trio, Brazil

    Diego Figueiredo Trio, Brazil

     

     

    Diego Figueiredo - Acoustic guitar

    Alexandre Cunha - Drums

    Eduardo Machado - Bass

     

      

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    “One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life” ---------   George Benson 2007

     

    Diego Figueiredo was born in Brazil, in 1980. Diego played many instruments before choosing the electric guitar when he was twelve, playing in theaters and local pubs, revealing the great art of improvising and harmonizing. At 15, he conquered theaters and nightclubs in many different Brazilian states, playing solo or with renowned musicians.

     

    Besides being a guitar player, Diego is a producer, arranger, orchestrator, multi-instrumentalist.

     

    Diego has performed around Europe and in the USA with his unique technique and sensitivity, and once shared stage with John Scofield and The Yellowjackets. For over a decade, Diego has performed frequently at La Paz Festijazz, Bolivia, and was invited by the Symphonic Orchestra of La Paz to take part in the recordings of a CD and a DVD to honor Tom Jobim entitled ‘Jobim de los Andes’.

     

    “Dear Diego: I listened to your CD “Segundas Intenções” and it was a magical moment. When I go to Brazil I would like to play together with you” ---------- Pat Metheny

     

     

    Website: www.diegofigueiredo.net

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