March 8 21:15-23:15 Wednesday
Swing Dance developed in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s. During that depressing period, jazz flourished and filled the ballroom, lifting and comforting people’s spirits and providing them with an outlet for catharsis. The retro and playful swing dance has a history of nearly half a year and has been active to this day. It is a typical activity of texture and retro life, and has become the first choice for too many urbanites who are full of stress after get off work.
In MeetingJazz Club, jazz belongs to life. Retro is not just an image expression, but to understand life in the taste of life. We meet every Wednesday to Swing together, and you are welcome to try it too.
Camelwalk is a new swing dance force in Hangzhou. It is committed to the promotion and development of swing dance and retro culture in Hangzhou. The name of the organization comes from the classic movement of camel walk in swing dance, and it also means to dance swing dance outdoors. Camelwalk believes that everyone in Swing does not dance to please others, but enjoys the energy and happiness conveyed by the music itself. We hope to create happiness with swing dance and jazz as the carrier, and create a relaxed and pleasant social atmosphere for everyone.
Thursday, March 9 at 21:30
Jazz Bassist Dong Fan Trio
Double bass: Dong Di
Piano: Yang Zhiguo
Drums: Pan Zhouchi
Dong Dan, graduated from the Pop Music Department of Shenyang Conservatory of Music, studied music since childhood, studied with many famous Chinese and foreign teachers, and participated in many large-scale activities such as West Lake International Music Festival and Flower Music Season.
Friday, March 10 at 21:30
Jazz Singer Liukov Quintet
Vocal: Liu Kefu
Piano: Zhu Yefan
Tenor Saxophone: Bao Junrui
Double bass: Park Jong-moon
Drums: Dimitry Strelianny
In 2005, Liu Kefu entered the Vienna Mahler Academy of Music to study jazz singing with Leila Thigpen. In 2008, he participated in the Veneto JAZZ jazz master class in Italy, studied with Amy London and performed at the Veneto JAZZ Music Festival. He left his mark at the Beijing Nine Gates Jazz Festival in 2010 and the Shanghai Jazz Festival in 2011. In New York at the end of 2016, he started his own jazz “pilgrimage”. In those historical bars, he watched the performances of many jazz masters up close and learned from two singers, Kurt Elling and Marion Cowings. In 2017, he went to Egypt with the “Seesaw” band to participate in the 10th Soul and Singing Art Festival and performed many performances in Cairo. In 2018, the jazz single “Love, Go Well” was released. In 2019, he recorded “Let Folk Songs Meet Jazz” with the CMA Jazz Big Band in Beijing and sang the song “A Lovely Rose”. In July 2020, the single “Goodnite” was released. In 2021, it will perform at the opening of the National Center for the Performing Arts Taihu Jazz Festival. In 2022, he sang the classic song “Fly me to the moon” in the movie “Lonely Walking on the Moon”. His infectious stage style and impromptu singing style with personal characteristics are impressive.
Saturday, March 11 at 21:30
Jazz bass player Jongmoon Park Quartet
Double Bass: Park Jong-moon/Jongmoon Park
Vocal: Gao Siran
Piano: Zhu Yefan
Drums: Ye Hongming
Jongmoon Park is a bass player from Korea who studied jazz at Dongguk University. He has accumulated rich performance experience as early as his graduate school. During the performance, Jongmoon is very focused on cooperating with the band members and bonding with the harmony. In the process of cooperating with many outstanding musicians, he has developed excellent technique and harmony ability, which will also be presented in his own performance.
Bass is very important and an integral part of music. You have to communicate musically with the piano, drums, and other rhythm parts. You have to work through a lot of practice to get the tempo and grounding to be comfortable for the other solo instruments.
Sunday, March 12 at 21:30
Jam Session/Improv Night
Moderator: He Zhifeng & Dong Wei
The charm of jazz lies in improvisation. No matter how you practice at home, what kind of teacher you learn from, whether you go to the United States or the Netherlands to study, you must eventually achieve one goal, which is to perform on stage. Live is the best way to interpret jazz. As a newcomer to Meeting Jazz, we hope to grow together with musicians in Hangzhou.
In the process of learning jazz, this is the training method that is closest to actual combat. The skills, harmony, rhythm, and music aesthetics you usually learn about playing musical instruments will be vividly presented the moment you take the stage. Of course, you also need to learn how to express yourself when you play, how to listen when others play,
Everyone is welcome to bring your musical instruments, bring your dedication and love for jazz, and meet jazz together. At the same time, each musician participating in the Jam can receive a glass of free wine/soft drink at the bar.
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