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EPISTROPHY Jazz Quintet @ Penny Black Jazz Club – Nanshan

April 5 @ 9:30 pm 11:59 pm

EPISTROPHY | Quintet We can no longer find another Thelonius Monk in the history of jazz – he has been active since the Bebop era and has created countless incomprehensible wonders in his music career spanning nearly three decades:The unexpected geometric language in his performance, and the harmonic aesthetics in his creation that are rooted in the traditional Bebop style but also imply futurism, have taken root deeply in the fertile soil of jazz, nourishing countless generations for hundreds of years to come. musicians.
This time, five young jazz musicians from Guangdong will try to use their greatest enthusiasm to express their tribute to this great maverick jazz musician by arranging and performing Monk’s classic pieces.
At 9:30 pm on April 5th, let’s look forward to this tribute performance by young jazz performers!

Introduction to the performers

Hu Zhenyu  Vocal

He studied for a master’s degree in jazz singing at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he studied under famous British jazz singers Brigitte Beraha and Fini Bearman, saxophonist Martin Hathaway, trumpet player Miguel Gorodi and jazz composer and arranger Scott Stroman, etc. During his studies in China, he studied under the tutelage of jazz pianist Deng Yameng, Taiwanese jazz singer Cai Wenhui, leader of the Dimension Jazz Band Yu Zhenhai and jazz guitarist Du Qia, among others.

Su Zihua  Piano

He started learning piano at the age of 6 and is currently majoring in jazz piano at Xinghai Conservatory of Music, where he studied under the tutelage of jazz pianist Deng Yameng. In 2019, he was admitted to the Xinghai Academy of Modern Music and Drama, where he studied jazz piano, jazz theory, and jazz band ensemble with teacher Deng Yameng. He also learned jazz sight-singing and ear training with teacher Xiao Si, and then studied jazz band ensemble and jazz improvisation with jazz saxophonist Fu Yuchen. . In 2021, he won the second prize in the “Xinghai Cup” of Xinghai Conservatory of Music; in 2022, he won the first prize in the “Xinghai Cup” of Xinghai Conservatory of Music; in 2022, he studied jazz piano with the famous German jazz pianist Franz von Chossy and performed many times in many places; In December 2023, he won the third place in the band group of “2023 KAWAI. Jazz Masters Competition”.

Wu Yueen  Bass

Majoring in jazz bass at Xinghai Conservatory of Music, he studied under bass players Liang Weitang and Yu Jiahui. While continuing to study electric bass, he also studied jazz band ensemble with jazz saxophonist Fu Yuchen and jazz pianist Deng Yameng to learn jazz theory. Under the guidance of teacher Zhu Haiming, he served as the lead bassist of the jazz big band of Xinghai School of Modern and Drama.

Bachelor’s degree, School of Modern Music and Drama, Xinghai Conservatory of Music

Specialized in pop, jazz, rock, and funk music fields, mainly as a bass guitar (BASS) player

In 2017, he was invited to serve as the electric bassist for “Hacken Lee, Miriam Yeung, Joey Yung, and Xinyan Zhuang” at the Guangzhou Haixinsha Stars Concert.

He was invited to participate in the performance of “Zhang Lei”, the 4th National Champion of The Voice of China, as a guitarist.

Invited to be the bassist of Modern Baker Yang Tong

Bassist of Ah Kin & Rock Band, a band owned by Yip Sai Wing’s team

In 2021, he won the championship in the comprehensive instrumental music group of the Xinghai Cup competition at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music.

In 2021, he won the national championship in the rock category of the BSCN Bass China Bass Competition.

In 2022, he won the first prize for individual stage performance in the “Xinghai Cup” competition at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music. and first prizes for small, medium and large bands.

In 2023, after passing the national competition, he was qualified to record the variety show “The Voice of Cantonese – Band Storm” by Guangdong Radio and Television Station

Zhou Zizhi  trumpet

Studying in Jazz and Improvisation (Trumpet) at Victoria College of the Arts, he is the only Chinese student in his class. He studied with Eugene Ball, winner of the 2008 Australian Best Jazz Album, and learned rhythm from national treasure drummer David Jones. He also learned jazz theory and composition from pianist Andrea Keller, guitarist Ashley Cross, and singer Suuny Kim learned yin and yang theory and Tai Chi. While in school, he performed with his own quartet across Melbourne, participated in the Asian Music Roundtable as a student representative, and performed the Aboriginal music piece “Two birds one from Australia one from Korea” with the Australian Arts Orchestra (AAO). Artists he has collaborated with include: Sleeping Dogs Band, Zhou Zhennan, Carabang Band, Zhang Yihao, Ma Boqian, etc.

Zeng Jiale  Drum

He independently planned the “Le·Jian” jazz drum personal demonstration. He studied and learned jazz drum performance with Jinchuan, the percussion master of the Zhuhai Grand Theater Art Center, and Duan Ran, a member of the Beijing Marimba Association. He also studied with the National Music and Performing Arts Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. Zhang Yichen, a master’s degree student from the university, Yu Zhenhai, a saxophone teacher at Xinghai Conservatory of Music and leader of the Guangzhou Dimension Jazz Band, studied harmony theory and small band composition.

He has worked with a number of outstanding actors such as Elad Sobol (Song Yuxiang), Lukasz Lagocki, SouSell, Qu Zhi, Du Qia, Chen Xiaoman, Lan Lan, He Junni (Niu He), Luo Mopeng, Huang Zhengwei, Zhu Zexu, Emma, ​​Zhang Mingwei, etc. Jazz musicians collaborate and gradually develop a rich rhythm with unique personal characteristics.

He is currently the captain of the Guangzhou Banzhong Jazz Band. He will participate in the band’s tour in the summer of 2023 and has received wide acclaim.

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