Open Platform – Open Jam
LiveMusic - Jazz
Teriver Cheung, Bowen Li, Scott Dodd, Andy Gander
- Mon 29-04-2019 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 last Open Platform show, the host band is led by Teriver Cheung (guitar), joined by Bowen Li (piano), Scott Dodd (bass) and Andy Gander (drums). After a warm-up set of Teriver's original compositions, they’ll invite audience-members to step up and jam with them!
According to JazzTimes, “Teriver Cheung demonstrates an impressive command of his instrument and reveals a mature, composerly approach”. Born in Hong Kong, the jazz guitarist and composer has frequently collaborated with musicians including Latin Grammy Award winner Eddie Gómez, Billy Drummond, Jean-Michel Pilc, George Garzone and Antonio Hart. As the leader of his ensemble, he tours with his group and appears at major music festivals such as Jazz Marathon for the International Jazz Day, Jazz W Ruinach Festival (Poland) and Taichung Jazz Festival. In 2015, Cheung curated the multimedia concert Hong Kong Episodes and co-wrote an original work in collaboration with the classical music composer Fung Lam. As a project commissioned by the World Cultures Festival 2015, Hong Kong Episodes received critical acclaim. In 2017, the Hong Kong Episodes was invited to do a world tour and was presented at “The Hong Kong Music Series” in London and “Hong Kong Week 2017 @ Taipei”. As a cultural touring programme to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, Hong Kong Episodes was also performed in six cities in the Mainland, including Shanghai, Nanjing, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Nanning.
Cheung recently established "Ensemble Transience". Their recent project "Composition & Improvisation" aims to explore more creative collaborations and musical possibilities between Jazz and classical musicians, and to promote musical education to the younger generation.
- 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