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Live Preview |12/31 Ah!2021 – Ah! Band
December 31 @ 9:30 pm – January 1 @ 12:30 am
Three hours to New Year
Let us welcome it together
Ah! 2021, Ah! Band 12/31
In this extremely difficult year that had most of us on our knees, we just wanted to ask you whether your 2020 has been alright. It was certainly a year with uncertainties. 2021 comes so quickly, it seemed to us that we are not prepared to welcome the new seasons. Yet however it is, we will embrace it together for the new year is yours, and ours.
“Even the world is ending tomorrow, let’s still plant the apple tree today.” – ‘Pandemic’ (2009)
The second New Year’s Eve with all of you, we chose the ‘Ah! Band’ for our performance, a band of two cities. They had prepared many pieces, they are young, they are vibrant, they are freer. The bells to count down will become a lifelong memory, hopefully we will meet each other here.
Preview the night a little
Michael Jackson-Rock With You
Christian McBride-The Shade Of The Cedar Tree
Herbie Hancock-Tell Me A Bedtime Story
Joe Henderson-Short Story
Joe Henderson-A Shade Of Jade
KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET-Peaceful Wind
Roy Hargrove-The Stinger
The RH Factor-The Stroke
More Originals incoming!
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 400 RMB pp including the ticket.
Pre-sale Ticket RMB 220
Live Ticket/At-the-door RMB 240
Trombone – 李浩然
Trombonist, started learning trombone at 12. Graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2017, taught by Professor Li Dali. Graduated from his master’s degree in 2019 from New England Music Academy studied under the likes of John Mcneil, Ethan Iverson, Jeery Bergonzi and Mike Fahie. Now on his Phd at Miami University.
He started to show his talents when he was at University, he started to perform with some of the big names in jazz including Eric Alexander, Nils Landgren, Dave Liebman and Jamey Aebersold etc.
He was awarded with the Best band and Best Trombone solo awards at the second Jazz conference in Shanghai in 2014. Participated in the album ‘Folding Traces’ by Ma Haiping in 2015. Joined the Shanghai Amazon big band in 2016 and performed in music festivals frequently. Also in 2016, he participated in the national tour of the musical ‘Hai Shang Yin’, then went to Daegu International Musical Festival and awarded with the best foreign play. Participated in the program ‘Zhongguo Xinshengyin’
Since 2018 after he had moved to Boston, he became a popular performer among the New England Academy and Berkeley School of Music. He is a resident musician at the pub Wally’s and organises the jam sessions every Saturday. In the same summer, he joined the jazz vibraphone player Rong Chenchu’s septet ‘Easterners’ on a national tour. He recorded for the album ‘Eternal Youth’ by the jazz bassist Chris Mondak in 2019. Performed with world class musicians such as Dave Holland and Dave Douglas.
Saxophone – 王悆
Born in Shanghai 1992, started with Saxophone and harmonics with composer, performer Yi Fenglin. Taught classic and jazz saxophone performance by professor, saxophonist at Shanghai Conservatory of Music Zhang Xiaolu when he was 16. Enrolled into the school majored in jazz saxophone in 2012, also joined the jazz band there and participated the Shanghai Jazz Festival, first and second Shanghai Jazz Education Conference closing gala, ‘Xi Ci Dong Yun’ series of concerts, Jazz Shanghai Spring etc. Joined the JZ All Star Jazz Big Bnad and performed in Shanghai JZ Club, Jazz Dalian Music Festival, Shanghai Music Festival opening gala. Assembled his own band 2015 in September called ‘Chuan Yue Jazz Septet’. Recorded in the big band album of Zhao Ke in 2015.
2016, he went to study at the New England Music Academy and taught by famous jazz educator Jerry Bergonzi and graduated with a master’s degree in jazz. Worked at the Jamey Abersold Jazz, and performed with the likes of Jamey Aebersold, Dave Holland, Fred Hersch, Jerry Bergonzi, Donny McCaslin, Miguel Zenon, Antonio Hart, Gene Aitken, Jeremy Siskind, Gary Hobbs and Danny Janklow etc.
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 – 钟俊锐
Studied Jazz drums from 2004, went to Beijing to study Contemporary music after Junior High School; in 2012, he started exploring and studying Jazz, assembled the band ‘New+Note’ after met with Kam (Jinru Wu) in 2014 and started learning Jazz performance. Came back to Shenzhen in 2018 for the education of Jazz and continue his development.
- Please respect the musician and the venue
- Show starts at 21:30, lasts around 180minutes, with a 15-minute intermission between three parts; 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 400 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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