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Four jazz bands to perform in outdoor concert this Saturday

Jazz bands from Korea, Canada and Japan will join local artists in a free outdoor concert "Live in Hong Kong Park" this Saturday from 1pm to 5pm featuring sensual and passionate jazz music.

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and co-presented by the Hong Kong Jazz Association (HKJA), "Live in Hong Kong Park" is one of the programmes of the Hong Kong Jazz Festival "Asian Swing".

The four performing Jazz bands are: Lazy Monday from Korea, Marcia Seebaran Quartet from Canada, Yokohama Association of Artists from Japan and Hong Kong's Tommy Ho Quartet.

Lazy Monday is a guitar trio based in Seoul. Its music was rooted in rock with heavy sound outfit. It is much influenced by fusion artists such as Miles Davis, John Scofield, MMW, etc. Their music always manages to have a 'Hendrix' touch among others like 70s soul/R&B/funk, blues, hip-hop, and of course jazz.

From Montreal, Canada, Marcia Seebaran emerged in the jazz scene in the early 90s, and won the Gold medal prize from the 'Festival de Jazz des Jeunes du Quebec' and the first-runner-up in the 'Concours d'expression Musicale'. Marcia has performed with various set ups and sizes ranging from duo, trio, quartet to big band and successfully attracted the audience with her sensational performance.

Led by Yuko Shirota, Yokohama Association of Artists was formed by artists from the Yokohama area, with various interests and background in music.

Local veteran guitar player Tommy Ho has been active in the pop music industry for many years, mainly playing the role as record producer, composer, arranger and most of all, player.

For programme enquiries, please call 25911340 (LCSD) or 96685927 (HKJA).

Ends/Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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