Jazz Cinematic Theater
Lantern Festival Ode to the Moon
The sky is hardly a stranger in the evening
Close to the horizon
Cold rose and lavender light appearing
The silver moon
Rises in the distance
We see life
From the distant past to today
Imagined paths are at our feet
And it will go on
Finally, we’ll bring ourselves to the ones we love
Not too fast, not too slow.
Just like all the moonlight
To honor the journey
Yes, we all shine, like the moon, the stars and the sun
Floating to the shore, riding the low moon, on slow clouds, we need silence to reach our souls. If we can’t cross the abyss between us and ourselves, what can we comprehend even if we sail to the moon
We suddenly awaken to the fact that there are no barriers and have never been out of date; we suddenly realize that everything is one thing, that the mountains and the rivers and the grass and the trees and the sun and the moon and the stars and the universe are all myself, and that there is no longer a separation or a barrier, no longer a detachment or a fear between me and others. For we look at the same moon and are never separated
By day, the sun inflicts damage; by night, the moon heals the wound. This mountain waited all day for the night when the moon would finally brighten, and we could well imagine what the moon gave us: it was pure solitude and serenity. As night falls, the moon begins to tell marvelous stories, repeating the story of her birth each night to the listening earth. Always remember, we are under the same sky, looking at the same moon
So tonight, we’ll chasing the moon, we’ll leave the world behind us
Tips: In order to have a better live music experience, please read the “Concert Instructions” at the end of this article carefully before booking. Seats are limited, so please book as early as possible.
On-site Ticket RMB 160
Fly Me to the Moon
Moonlight Becomes You
How High the Moon
It’s Only a Paper Moon
No Moon at All
Old Devil Moon
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
The tracklist will be subject to change at the live concert.
LONG PLAY | JAZZ MOON
Band profile & Words from the band
On the first full moon night of the Chinese New Year, we have prepared tracks about the moon. Celebratory, playful, romantic, gentle, cold, the moon brings different feelings under different interpretations. Ten composers’ moon tracks, let’s enter their world and feel their feelings about the moon
Saxophone Zhu Zexu
Born in Kobe, Japan, he began studying saxophone at the age of eight. He entered Berklee College of Music in 2014 where he studied Bebop in 2016 with pianist Barry Harris, and moved to New York in 2019 to transfer to William Pecterson University.
In the past five years, Zhu Zexu has played in China, Japan and the United States, and has worked with musicians such as Kim Clarke, Wayne Escoffery and Hiroyuki Tsutsui. He graduated in 2022 and moved to Guangdong.
Keyboard Wang Xiaoyu
Wang Xiaoyu began to learn piano at the age of 7, and began to learn jazz music in 2016, under the tutelage of Hungarian jazz pianist Zoltan Szigeti and American jazz pianist Liu Chuangwei. She is proficient in Bebop, Latin and other jazz styles, and has been active in jazz scenes all over China in the past two years.
Bass Zhang Congcong
Zhang Congcong graduated from Shenyang Conservatory of Music with a master’s degree in electric bass, under the tutelage of Professor Wang Daping.
In 2019, she began to learn jazz bass.
She studied under the famous American bassist Kim Clarke.
Her playing style is heavily influenced by Walter Page, Oscar Pettiford and Ray Brown.
She has been active in and jazz education and performances.
Drums Zeng Jiale
A member of the Communist Party of China, Tseng Jiale once independently planned and founded the “Le Jian” jazz drum solo concert in his sophomore year. He is deeply influenced by Brian Blade, and pursues the integration with other musicians. He studied jazz drumming with Jin Chuan, master percussion instructor at Zhuhai Grand Theatre Art Center, and Duan Ran, a member of the Beijing Marimba Association. He also studied harmony theory and small ensemble composition with Zhang Yichen, a graduate student of the Stuttgart State University of Music and Performing Arts in Germany, and Yu Zhenhai, a saxophone instructor at Xinghai Conservatory of Music and the director of the Guangzhou Weiwei Jazz Orchestra. He has performed with Elad Sobol (Song Yuxiang), Lukasz Lagocki, Du Cha, Lan Lan, He Junni (Niuhe), Huang Zhengwei, Emma, Zhang Mingwei and a number of outstanding jazz musicians, and gradually derived a rich rhythm with unique personal characteristics.
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