JOCKEY CLUB STREET MUSIC SERIES
Date & Time : 18/11/2017 (Sat), 5:00pm-7:30pm
Venue : Main Entrance, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Kung Chi Shing
Hong Kong Arts Centre
Kung Music Workshop
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Huang is a Hong Kong based drummer and an active music artist who can be easily found in major music festivals and concerts in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Besides recording albums for himself and for others, Huang has started to emerge as a jazz musician and made himself relevant in jazz for recent years. Huang was also dubbed as the Best Drummer of Yamaha Asian Beat Grand Final, and started his career in the entertainment industry with contract signed with B’in Music in 2012.
Fan Hsu, who has been seen as the most potential bassist in Taiwan’s Jazz scene nowadays. Later he acquired his Jazz Per-formance Degree in Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London in 2013, right before returning to Taiwan. During his college time, he also had got the chance to share the stage with the well-known jazz pianist Marcus Roberts in London Jazz Festival, as well as the appearance in the London jazz venues such as Vortex jazz club, Charlie wright's jazz club, Ronnie Scott's jazz club and so on. During the summer vacation, he always toured around his homeland island Taiwan in various venues and appeared on Taiwan’s major Jazz festivals such as Taichung Jazz Festival and Taipei Jazz Festival.
Teriver Cheung is an internationally touring guitarist and composer. He studied with Fred Hamilton at the University of North Texas with a scholarship and received Bachelors of Jazz Studies in 2004. In 2009, Cheung relocated to New York and has since played an active role in the jazz scene. Musicians he has collaborated include Latin Grammy Award winner Eddie Gómez, Billy Drummond, Jean-Michel Pilc, George Garzone and Antonio Hart. In 2015, Cheung returned to Hong Kong and curated the “Hong Kong Episodes” concert as part of the 10th year anniversary Hong Kong World Cultures Festival, which featured himself as a performer as well as composer (along with composer Fung Lam) with a 16 piece chamber jazz ensemble.
Kongo is a guitarist, composer and music director who also performs vocals where appropriate. In addition, he is the director of Nio Records. His mission is to represent and celebrate the pinnacle of musicianship, bringing music with the highest skill level as well as creative and emotional content into the mainstream and making it the norm. His music is based around forming "super-band" arrangements to perform "fusion concepts" which transcend the boundaries people often put on music by separating it into genres and classifying bands and artist within such boxes.
His current main concept, if it must be labeled for convenience, could be considered "Rock Fusion" and is a fusion band concept that combines elements of what is commonly perceived as rock, blues, jazz and funk music with Latin and world rhythms, along with occasional psychedelic vibes.
KONGO - Guitar & Lead Vocals
CHRIS BRIEN - Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals
ALEX KATSUMATA - Bass & Backing Vocals
CHRIS POLANCO - Congas, Timbales, Percussion & Backing Vocals
Maggie earned her Bachelor Degree of Music Education with honor in The Education University of Hong Kong. Maggie also participates in all different music festivals actively such as, Taiwan International Guitar Festival, Hong Kong International Guitar Festival and The Instrument of Change Conference (MCM, University of Melbourne) etc. During her school years, Maggie joined 「Music Education Immersion Program」that was held by The Hong Kong Institute of Education & The City University of New York, at which she received her music training in New York.
Nelson Ho 何浩文
Born in Hong Kong, started playing Pipa in his early age. He was the winner of the Pipa senior division in the Hong Kong schools music festival. To further he studies, he took guitar lessons with Mr. Chris Wong, passed his LTCL with distinction.