Jazz Un-cancelled is an online site-specific project held at the Kwai Tsing Theatre. The project aims to explore music improvisation with surprise elements, integrating different forms of expression (such as meditation, coffee-making etc.) with different genres played out in various spaces of the Theatre (such as dressing room, loading bay, foyer etc.) to expand the possibilities of staging. A series of 4 videos has been produced for streaming on online platforms from Sep to Oct.
Chit-chat sessions are conducted in Cantonese.
The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The presenter reserves the right to vary the broadcast time of the programme.
Jazz Un-cancelled: First Episode 【Anna Fan & Da Jian: Jazz, World Music & Percussion】 Trailer
Jazz Un-cancelled: First Episode 【Anna Fan & Da Jian: Jazz, World Music & Percussion】
＊Jazz, World Music & Percussion＊(Available from 5pm on 23 Sep)
Hong Kong-born female drummer Anna Fan holds a music degree from the Hong Kong Baptist University majoring in percussion. In 2008, she went to the Berklee College of Music to study jazz drumming in the U.S. She also formed the band Da Jian, which focuses on mixing jazz with ethnic rhythms. Their performance is held at the Theatre’s loading bay, where they explore the vigorous, powerful and energetic rhythms.
'Da Jian' Band members:
Anna Fan (Drums), Perkin Yu (Low Tom), Tracy Lam (Snare, Repique)
Kenny Lin (Saxophone), Kaho Wong (Saxophone, flute), Joey Wong (Percussion), Jason Leung (Percussion)
Jazz Un-cancelled: Second Episode 【Angelita Li＋Alan Kwan: Jazz & Mindfulness】 Trailer
Jazz Un-cancelled: Second Episode 【Angelita Li＋Alan Kwan: Jazz & Mindfulness】
＊Jazz & Mindfulness＊(Available from 5pm on 30 Sep)
Angelita Li is regarded as one of the most prominent singers of jazz and Brazilian music in Hong Kong. She is also a certified yoga instructor and meditation practitioner. Backed by soft jazz played by Alan Kwan and friends at the foyer of the Kwai Tsing Theatre, the alluring voice of famed jazz singer Angelita Li created a meditative space that lured the audience in.
Angelita Li (Vocal), Alan Kwan (Guitar), Scott Dodd (Upright Bass), Dean Li (Drums)
Jazz Un-cancelled: Third Episode 【Teriver Cheung + Vincent Hung: Chamber Jazz & Hand-Drip Coffee】 Trailer
Jazz Un-cancelled: Third Episode 【Teriver Cheung + Vincent Hung: Chamber Jazz & Hand-Drip Coffee】
＊Chamber Jazz & Hand-Drip Coffee＊(Available from 5pm on 7 Oct)
A cup of good coffee is the creative drive behind Teriver Cheung and his musicians of Ensemble Transience. In this performance, they invited Vincent Hung, an outstanding barista in Hong Kong, to share the 'stage' with them. Vincent has been putting on live jazz at his cafés to promote the music culture in Hong Kong. The sounds of coffee-making and jazz come together to ooze out amazing music!
Teriver Cheung (Guitar, Composition), Rebecca Li (Cello), Bowen Li (Keyboard), Samuel Chan (Drums)
Special guest barista: Vincent Hung
Jazz Un-cancelled: Fourth Episode 【thisisthewaytheworldends＋Nelson Hiu: Jazz & Ambience】 Trailer
Jazz Un-cancelled: Fourth Episode 【thisisthewaytheworldends＋Nelson Hiu: Jazz & Ambience】
＊Jazz & Ambience＊(Available from 5pm on 18 Dec)
Mike Yip is not just a jazz musician – at least not in the traditional sense. He is deeply fascinated by the sounds and textures of modular synthesizer and is keen to explore the ambience that it brings. In this new project with fellow musicians Vic Tsui, Olivier Cong and special guest Nelson Hiu, he and the band have transformed the Theatre’s dressing room into a performance space filled with unique sounds and ambience.
'thisisthewaytheworldends' Band members:
Mike Yip (Eurorack Synthesizer, Electric Guitar), Vic Tsui (Percussions, Synthesizer), Olivier Cong (Voice, Electric Organ)
Special guest: Nelson Hiu (Keyboard)