JazzSpeak Vol. 5: Music Marketing & Concert Promotion


MC & Speaker: Dr. Wong Chi-chung, Guest Speakers: Clarence Chang, Eugene Pao
  • Sat 07-07-2018 2:30 PM - 2 h

The Jockey Club Studio Theatre

$50 (Standard), $40 (*Fringe members), $30 (**Student/ Senior)


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Presented by the Fringe Club as one of the programmes of “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” project, JazzSpeak is the training programme of the Jazz Youth Internship Scheme Phase I.  The talk will be opened to the public as well. 

JazzSpeak Vol. 4 to 6 will be hosted by Dr. Wong Chi-chung. Topics include concert curatorship, music marketing and music education, with guest speakers invited in the 2nd half of each talk focusing on the “Jazz” part.  


JazzSpeak Vol. 5: Music Marketing & Concert Promotion
First hand stories of HK’s prominent jazz musician and promoter


MC+Speaker: Dr. Wong Chi-chung, Elvin

  • Assistant Director, HKU General Education 
    Curator of non-credit bearing programmes since 2011
    Founder/ Adviser of Kong U Big Band (2012 - present)
    Executive Producer of “明我以德/Brighten Me with Virtues” (HKU Centennial Commemoration Song, 2011), “杏林遍地” (HKU Medical School 130 Anniversary Commemoration Song, 2017)…
  • Highlighted Guest Speakers
    Aamir Khan, Luc Besson, Michelle Yeoh, Taimane, Jacky Cheung, Eason Chan, Daniel Wu, Wing Shya, Khalil Fong, Lowell Lo, Lung Ying-tai, Edward Chan…
  • Radio DJ/ Columnist
    Focusing on international music and local indie music culture since 1985 …been interviewing hundreds of musicians and artists (both world-class and indie)…via ”Chi Chung’s Choice” & “Chi Chung’s Class” @ CR2/903
  • TV music programme host
    “Chi Chung’s Clouds” @ Viu TV (2018)
    “International Music Zone” @ Cable YMC (1997-2000)
  • Highlighted interviews
    David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Peter Gabriel, Beck, Radiohead, Suede, Kula Shaker, The Cranberries, Annie Lennox, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Olafur Arnalds, Max Richter, Pat Metheny, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Joe Hisaishi etc.


Guest Speaker: 

A veteran of Hong Kong music industry for over 30 years, he started his music career as a music producer, making “more sophisticated” music was his aim.  He was recruited by GRP Records as their Asian Marketing Representative in 1992, to help to establish the then most popular jazz label in the world. 

In 2001, Clarence opened Jazz World, the only jazz specialist CDs shop in HK, and started to promote the occasional jazz concerts.  Since 2008, Clarence co-founded the HK International Jazz Festival & HK Summer Jazz Festival.  In 2013, Clarence started the Jazz World Live Series, bringing jazz shows to the HK audience almost in each month. “It is almost like a Jazz Festival that runs all year long”.  Currently, Clarence also hosts a jazz program “Jazz Show” for Metro Finance five days a week.


Guest Speaker: 

Eugene Pao is Hong Kong’s most publicly recognized jazz musician and his name is synonymous with jazz in our city.  Such reputation cannot be more deserving as Eugene has been at the vanguard of promoting jazz in the territory through his performances and recordings over the last thirty plus years.  Hong Kong first discovered its own guitar hero in the mid 1980’s when Eugene returned from studies in the U.S. and began playing around town.  Recognition came early from leading international jazz musicians.  Some of his early recordings featured such legends as bassist Eddie Gomez, blues great Jimmy Witherspoon and saxophonist Michael Brecker.

Over the last three decades, Eugene Pao has truly established himself as Hong Kong’s premier jazz guitarist.   He continues to travel the world for performances at international jazz festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs, and to take part in selected recording projects.   As a composer, He had contributed music to countless TV commercials, and his film soundtracks have been nominated for best original score at the HK Film Awards.




  • Programmes elaborated mainly in Cantonese.
  • Admission: 30 minutes before show time.
  • No outside drink or food is allowed inside the venue.
  • Limited seats, first-come-first-served.
  • *Fringe Club membership card MUST be presented at the door.
  • **Student card/ Identity card MUST be presented at the door.

Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The content of these programmes does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong Fringe Club reserves the right to change the programmes and speakers 


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