Jazz+ : VSing x Patrick Lui Quartet
LiveMusic - Jazz x A Cappella
VSing, Patrick Lui Quartet
- Fri 17-05-2019 9:30 PM - 1 h 40 m
$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 will happen every month from October 2018 to May 2019.
The finale of our Jazz+ series features local a cappella group VSing and the Patrick Lui Quartet. Anna Lo, alto singer with VSing, and Patrick Lui have re-arranged and transformed some Chinese and Western pop songs into the styles of ballads, Swing and Bossa Nova. These new interpretations by a cappella singers and the Patrick Lui Quartet will definitely make for a refreshing and exciting evening!
Sharon Lee (soprano), Ivy Hung (mezzo-soprano), Anna Lo (alto), Vincent Cheung (tenor), Gilbert Wong (bass), ChickenToe Lau (beatboxer)
The Patrick Lui Quartet
Patrick Lui (piano), Victor Tsang (guitar), Wong Tak-chung (bass), Panho Tim (drums)
VSing is a professional six-member a cappella group based in Hong Kong. All rising musicians in their own right, the members aim to add a fresh and exciting new voice to the growing Hong Kong a cappella scene. They also hope to connect with the wider community with high-quality a cappella music, and by promoting this burgeoning musical genre to a wider audience, they hope to grow together as musicians and artists as well.
To emphasise a cappella music’s unique quality of using just the human voice, they have chosen “吾聲” as the Chinese name of the group, which means “our voices”. VSing very much looks forward to exploring and discovering new possibilities of the bare human voice, and they hope you will join them on this exciting journey.
Patrick Lui is an award-winning pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger and producer. Patrick was a semi-finalist in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition. He has performed in many cities around the world, and has appeared in music festivals such as EUROPAfest, the Taichung Jazz Festival, Clockenflap and the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival. As a composer and arranger, Patrick has led and performed with several big bands in Hong Kong and abroad. In recent years, he founded his own jazz orchestra playing his original big band works, some of which performed under the direction of Grammy nominee Dr. Gene Aitken. Earlier this year, he finished recording an album of his own compositions in New York.
In the pop music field, Patrick is a frequent collaborator with local band RubberBand, and was awarded 2012’s ‘Album Of The Year’ by Commercial Radio Hong Kong. In 2017, he was also the keyboardist for Eason Chan, Hong Kong’s foremost artist, on his world tour, “Eason Says C’mon In”.
- 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