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Live Preview |3/26 & 3/27 The Pilot, Zhu Mang Quartet
March 26, 2021 @ 9:30 pm – March 27, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
Age does not relate to Music
Music is Eternal
3/26 & 3/27
Fri & Sat
朱蟒四重奏 3/26 & 3/27
Spring is here, everything re-uprises. Jazz has always been the method of expressing emotions but in a very sensitive way, so sensitive that it understands everyone and everything. Music is about returning to oneself, to story, to expression and to all music. The sensitivity of Jazz determines it to be the origin of all modern music.
We invited Zhu Mang Quartet who will travel from Shanghai and Beijing to us delivering an incredible show which will have two sets in two consecutive nights. The show will deliver some of the most iconic pieces in his first Jazz Album ‘Flying’, such as the five-beat ‘Flying’; country atmospheric ‘Town’ & ‘Countryside’ and complex experimental works such as ‘Weird Funk’. All these works represent types of understanding and expression of Jazz from Zhu Mang himself.
Also, to pay tributes to the famous Soul Pianist Ray Charles, the band will also perform some of Charles’ iconic pieces. On the first day of the show, Fennessy will also announce the ‘Tribute To Ray Charles & More’ series of Vinyl players.
With some of Jazz classics, with the night that showers Jazz, we welcome spring’s arrival.
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.
Pre-sale Ticket RMB 200 (Before the day of the event)
Live Ticket/At-the-door RMB 220 (On the day of the event)
Zhu Mang Quartet
KEYBOARD Zhu Mang朱蟒
Jazz pianist and composer, born in Fuzhou . One of the first chinese pianists to self-study Jazz. Graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1997. Also studied in the Netherlands and US, taught by many famous Jazz musicians such as Kevin Hays,John Escreet,Taylor Eigsti,David Berkman,Don Braden,Gene Jackson,Freddie Bryant,JD Walter, as well as some Dutch artists such as Joris Teepe,Steve Altenberg,Michael Moore,Jasper Soffers,Marc Van Roon,Tineke Postma. In 2019 he received the Master’s degree in Jazz piano being the top of his class.
The 25 years of music experience, he gained experiences from the likes of Jazz at Lincoln Centre in Shanghai, JZ Club, Brown Sugar and Jazz festivals and such. He had composed and recorded for many Jazz musicians as well as pop artists. He had collaborated with the likes of Swedish trombone master Niles Langdgren, Grammy nominated American Saxophonist Alex Han, and famous Jazz singer of Amsterdam Concert Hall Jazz big band Sabrina Starke.
TRUMPET Hu Danfeng胡丹峰
Hu Danfeng started playing trumpet at age 10 and showed early promise; he was admitted to the high school attached to the Shanghai Conservatory in 1993. He demonstrated an early appreciation for jazz, forming his first jazz band in 1997. After enrolling in the Shanghai Conservatory in 1999, he began frequenting well-known local jazz bars in Shanghai, in 2006 he finish his Master’s Program , and He is currently the trumpet teacher of Brass & String section, also the jazz trumpet teacher in Modern music & Percussion section.He played with a few band such as “JZ all star big band”, band of Cotton Club ,Lawrence Ku’s “Red Groove Project” ,”Lion of Puxi”, “Joey and the polyphonics”, “Afrosonic”, played in the “JZ music festival shanghai” every year since 2005.He also play a lot of classical, orchestre music during the school and after ,had played with Asian Youth Orchestre 20022004 and tour all over of the east asia.
BASS Wang Chenzhun王晨淮（大淮）
Jazz bassist, started his journey in music at 14 and got into Beijing Contemporary Music Academy at 17. Then started to study Jazz and Double Bass. Graduated at Claus Prince Music Academy will full scholarship in 2013 and went on to study in a master’s degree in Queen’s College in New York.
Wang is one of the most talented Jazz musicians in China, he aims at playing original music, and improvisation. His music covers multiple areas such as free Jazz, rock, Rap and Chinese Traditional Music. He once said that “Instruments don’t really matter, what matters is music itself as it is like ocean, everything moves. Or it may be like a painting using time as paint, every vibration constructs colour that cannot be described with words. I don’t want limits, I only wish to try out all kinds of possibilities. For me, electronics instruments are the discovers and deconstruction of music while they are similar to the traditional instruments, but they are also really different.”
DRUMS Wu Yongheng 武勇恒（貝貝）
Professional drummer, now global ambassador for DW Drums, Gretsch Drums, Istanbul Agop Cymbals,Sabian Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks,Remo Drum Heads,LP Percussions, and Hard Case Instrumental Cases.
Started his journey in Jazz drums in 1993, graduated from the Prins Claus Conservatorium. Taught by Izumi Koga, Steve Altenberg, Joost Van Schaik, Joost Patocka, Matt Wilson, Jochen Rueckert, Morris “Arnie” Lang, Todd Coolman, Joris Teepe, Jonathan Kreisberg, Frank Wingold, David Berkman, Michael Moore, Tinike Postma. Also, collaborated with the likes of Steve Smith, Thomas Lang, Gregg Bissonette, Dave Weckle, Walfredo Reyes Jr. etc.
He has also collaborated with many famous Popular singers and bands such as Cui Jian, Enrica Bacchia, Mariana G, Xia Jia, Second Hand Rose, Li Yuchun, Chieli Minucci of Special EFX, Mo Wenwei, Edgar Sabilo, Toms Ruzinski, Laurent Maur, Wang Fei, Laura Fygi etc.
- 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 22:30
- 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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