Jazz+ : Ray Speaks Jazz x Golden Hits
LiveMusic - Jazz x English Pop
Ray Speaks Jazz
- Fri 16-11-2018 9:30 PM - 2 h
$150 (in advance, *Fringe members), $180 (on the day), $120 (**Student, Senior)
Are you tired of typical Cantopop music, and are you looking for a change? But is it possible to combine Chinese music and jazz music? And how can dance collaborate with jazz?
Presented by the Fringe Club as part of the new “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” project – Phase II, Jazz+ is a series of cross-over performances between jazz and other genres that’s happening every month until May 2019.
For the Jazz+ show in November, the host band Ray Speaks Jazz is led by Ray Wang (guitar). Joining him onstage are Yiti Chapman (vocals), Sukie Sing (piano), Ben Lo (bass) and Jackie Chan (drums).
The concept of jazzified pop songs is definitely not new, but it’s rare to see pop songs incorporated into jazz music. For this show, Ray has re-arranged some golden pop hits (in English), woven seamlessly into some classic jazz originals, creating a refreshing and exciting combination of jazz and chart-topping songs.
*All songs re-arranged by Ray Wang
Ray Wang (arranger, guitar)
Producer, composer, arranger and jazz guitarist. Ray loves the guitar and different musical genres, especially jazz. He has been involved in many concerts and record productions.
Yiti Chapman (vocals)
Singer and lyricist. Yiti has won prizes in many lyric-writing competitions. She is also a concert curator, and has devoted herself to jazz-pop music in recent years.
Sukie Sing (piano)
A young singer-songwriter and keyboard player. Her background has been in classical and pop music, and she has been studying jazz with a renowned teacher for the past two to three years.
Ben Lo @ SS (bass)
Rock and jazz bassist. In recent years, Ben has been touring with Yip Sai-wing in China and around the world, playing rock music. He hasn’t give up jazz - he plays in many jazz gigs around town whenever he’s in Hong Kong.
Jackie Chan (drums)
Professional drummer. As the drummer in Yip Sai-wing’s Wing Band, Jackie tours with the band in China and many other countries. He has also collaborated with many well-known singers.
- Admission: 30 minutes before show time.
- No outside drink or food is allowed inside the venue.
- 40 seats plus standing spaces. Seats are first-come-first-served.
- *Fringe Club membership card MUST be presented at the door.
- **Limited quota. 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 this programme 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 programme and performers