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Live Preview |12/5 The Swing Era – The Story

December 5, 2020 @ 9:30 pm 11:30 pm

Miles Davis once said on an interview by the ‘Time’ Magazine:

“The history of Jazz can be described with four words: Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker.”

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The Swing Era – The Story 12/5


Jazz and the many branches of Jazz had built a foundation for the pop culture. That revolutionary era is called ‘The Swing Era’, and it has never appeared another similar time as glorious as this. Between 1945-1955, Jazz had been popularised and spread, and into the next decade, it had become respected by everyone. And with twenty years’ development, is all due to the massive effort from the Jazz greats.

The Swing Era had birthed many Jazz pioneers, Charlie Parker was known to be a genius hero, he brough the Swing Era into a developing time where his speed and revolutionary ideas had touched the core of improvisation. Then comes John Coltrane and pushed himself into a place further within the music and attracted many talented musicians. Coltrane soon became a great musician to be highly respected and liked towards. The impact of Coltrane and Parker finishing their careers had made a generation’s jazz musicians lost their directions.

Zhang HongSheng’s Quartet will relive the glorious time of the Swing Era, to remember the revolutionary point in Jazz history.



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 200 RMB pp including the ticket.

Pre-sale Ticket RMB 100 (Before the day of the event)

Live Ticket/At-the-door RMB 120 (On the day of the event



Zhang HongSheng’s Quartet


SAX – Zhang HongSheng 张鸿生

Zhuhai Jazz musician, was the Sax player for ‘Free Acoustic’ Jazz quintet, collaborated with Zhuhai Singer Lin Kaixuan with his album.

Believer in traditional Jazz, highly influenced by Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and all. Massively passionate in traditional jazz performing, now teaching at Golden Jazz Academy in Zhuhai, was the chair Sax Player in Zhuhai Golden Jazz Big Band.



Professional keyboard player, teacher, graduated in Xinghai Music Academy, now teaching in Shenzhen Normal University and Southern Technology University. Performed and taught pop and jazz music all his career, collaborated with many famous musicians such as Qi Qin, Hu Yanbin, Cao Ge etc.


BASS – 梁伟堂

Graduated top of his school in Xinghai Music Academy, now the bassist at Guangdong Opera Band, chaired in the first jazz big band ‘Wei Du’. He was invited to many jazz concerts and festivals such as the Shanghai Jazz Festival, Guangzhou Jazz Festival, OCT-LOFT international Jazz Festival, Beishan International Jazz Festival, ‘International Jazz Day’ Concert, Dahua awards’ Jazz musical gala etc.

Collaborated with many famous musicians such as Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Stefan Karlsson, Jeremy Monteiro, Bao Yizheng, Moreno Donadel, Matt Davis, Li Xiaochuan, Li Gaoyang, Li Shihai etc.

Frequently participating in many Jazz Clubs in and around Guangdong, and is one of the most famous bassists.


DRUMS -Leung Musiq李亮

Jazz drummer, R&B musician. Studied in San Jose State University and The Collective School of Music New York, taught by Ian Froman, Marko Djordjevic, Sean Conly, Joe Fitzgerald studying Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Music and studies Jazz Performance with NYC’s famous Jazz musician Kendrick Scott.



  1. Please respect the musician and the venue
  2. 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 22:30
  3. Tickets do not include drinks; we do require a minimum purchase of 200 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)
  4. Please turn your phone off when the show starts or turn it to mute or flight mode.
  5. Please turn off your flashlight when taking a photo
  6. Tickets cannot be refunded except for certain circumstances
  7. 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




December 5
9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
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