Open Platform – American Jazz Standards
LiveMusic - Jazz
Alan Kwan, Kengchakaj Kengkarnka, Wong Tak-chung, Andy Gander
- Mon 17-12-2018 8:00 PM - 2 h
$80 (in advance, *Fringe members), $100 (on the day)
Want to practise your improvisation skills and jam with a jazz band? Here’s your chance! Presented by the Fringe Club as one of the programmes of the “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” project, Open Platform provides opportunities for young, amateur musicians to jam and improvise with professional artists and bands.
Improvisation is a key aspect of jazz. It is fun to play, improvise, take risks, and jam as a team. As a famous saying goes, “Once is a mistake, twice is jazz.”
In this sixth Open Platform show, the host band is led by Alan Kwan (guitar), joined by Kengchakaj Kengkarnka (piano), Wong Tak-chung (bass) and Andy Gander (drums). They’ll open with a set of American jazz standards, then they’ll invite audience-members to step up and jam with them!
Alan Kwan is a Hong Kong-born jazz guitarist, composer and educator. He started playing guitar at the age of 14, and soon decided to devote himself to jazz, studying with Ted Lo and Eugene Pao.
In 2009 he moved to the United States to study music at the University of North Texas, and in 2015 he completed his Master of Music in Jazz Performance at Queens College in New York.
Kwan has performed a wide variety of gigs in Hong Kong, New York, Texas, Tokyo and Taiwan, with many renowned musicians. He has also taught master classes in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and was a semi-finalist in the 2016 and 2017 International Songwriting Competition (USA).
- 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.
“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
Fringe Club (852) 2521 7251