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Live Preview |12/24 Soul Shaking on Christmas Eve: Aretha Franklin
December 24 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Another year will arrive
Let us light us the sky with Aretha’s voice on this Christmas Eve
Soul Shaking on Christmas Eve: Aretha Franklin 12/24
Aretha Franklin is the most glorious name in the history of Detroit music, she became the best African American singer growing up from her father’s church in Detroit. Franklin’s voice has an unparalleled power, she had won 18 Grammys, and is the first ever female artist that was enrolled into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and became the youngest person to ever receive ‘Kennedy Centre Honors’. Aretha Franklin completely changed the way how African American music are absorbed, enjoyed, and loved. She created a music world where Beyonce can dominate the music world.
Emotionally, Aretha Franklin is complex, she likes dominating the music world, yet her fragility and insecurity lives under all her fame. Her personality made her music fulfilled with true identities. She can switch from all kinds of styles whether it is soul, gospel, blues, soul, jazz, swing even opera.
She said during an interview in 1967 “I have to express my true self whichever way it takes, all of our lives are alike, filled with problems but also desires. When we cry, we cry but when we smile, we also smile.”
After she had left us 2 years ago, her soul still lives with her songs being played in countless ways still. On the Christmas Eve this year, through ‘Amazing Grace’, Sherri 李旭蕊and her band will perform Aretha’s classics for us, taking you through a special Christmas Eve.
Note: Please notify us with your booking and reserve seats asap. We will allocate your seats based on when the tickets are purchased since we only have a limited number of seats, so you may have to sit with someone else. Tickets are separate from the drinks and we require a minimum spending of 300 RMB pp including the ticket.
We will have a special Christmas surprise for customers spent over 400 RMB
Pre-sale Ticket RMB 180 (Before the day of the event)
Live Ticket/At-the-door RMB 200 (On the day of the event
Sherri and her band
Vocal – 李旭蕊Sherri
Sherri studies performance and electronic music production, good at many styles such as RnB, Pop, Soul, Theatre, Jazz, Blues and Bossa Nova. Performed at The Berkeley College of Music many times such as Singer Showcase, Musical Theatre, Chinese New Year Concert etc. Performed with Kurt Elling. 2019 performed ‘Chair of Fools’ in a concert tributing Aretha Franklin and performed together with the bassist for Aretha Franklin: Chunk Rainey.
KEYBOARD – Clara林晖
From Classical to Jazz, adjusting her performing styles from different aesthetics ever since she was young. From having classical recitals to giving up her classical degree to obtaining a scholarship in Berklee College of Music studying Jazz composing and Performing double majors. Taught by Jazz pianist, composer Ross Ramsay, Nando Michelin and Christian Li; Jazz educator, trombonist Hal Crook. Held multiple concerts with her own band and Jazz Woodwind Orchestra. 2020 she began studying in Colorado University studying a master’s degree on Jazz performance.
Studies French Horn and Classical music since 9 years of age. Chaired the French horn department in the Yucai Sympohny Orchestra, as well as the Dunshan Brass Orchestra. Studies Electronic Bass performance and Jazz in Beijing Contemporary Academy of Music. Taught by many famous bass players such as Jiaolan Jiesuer, Tangge, Jeffrey Gilma etc.
Studied Jazz Theory and Jazz performance, lead the ‘Childish Food’ band which was then invited to the first ‘Silk Road’ international music festivals and performed with Jian Cui and ‘Tangchao’ on the same stage.
Drums – 邹天骄Joe
Graduated from Wuhan Music Academy Jazz Drum major, performed frequently in School. Taught by Ren Handing, also Hannover Music Academy professor Heinz Lichius.
- Please respect the musician and the venue
- Show starts at 21:30, lasts around 120 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission; available to enter from 20:00, please arrive at the venue half an hour before the show and will be greeted by our colleague at the door; we will save your seats until 22:00
- Tickets do not include drinks; we do require a minimum purchase of 300 RMB pp including the tickets (we have a great selection of wine, cocktails, and all kinds of alcohol available for your own pleasure as well as food! We kindly ask you not to bring any other drinks or food inside the venue)
- Please turn your phone off when the show starts or turn it to mute or flight mode.
- Please turn off your flashlight when taking a photo
- Tickets cannot be refunded except for certain circumstances
- If you cannot make it due to uncontrollable factors and wish to transfer the tickets to your friends of family members, please contact us asap
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