Chinese Jazz and Funk
Chinese Jazz and Funk: A Fundraising Concert supporting the British Heart Foundation
The highlight of this concert is the interplay between Chinese elements and jazz and funk music, performed by a Chinese young musician沈鴻Jon and LUV band from Leeds. All music is composed and arranged by沈鴻Jon.
沈鴻Jon｜ Soul Jazz Composer-Singer, keyboardist, Arranger-Producer and contemporary music educator, master degree of Berklee College of Music. He actively participates in music events held in Europe, USA, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Xiamen and Shanghai etc. He performed at the Groove Master music concert in the United States, European Summer Jazz Festival, Xiamen Jazz Festival to name a few.
He also cooperated with many masters including Siedah Garrett who is the performance partner of Michael Jackson, Luxembourg famous jazz pianist Marc Mangen, music director of the Grammy Awards/Jazz pianist and R&B singer Patrice Rushen etc. And he has been acclaimed as the “Vocal Player” by Patrice Rushen because his free voice between the chest and head, low and high pitch as well as his instrumental imitation.
As a young jazz musician, he not only created his own music brand-JON MUSIC, but he also travelled around Europe, America and the Oriental world to gather musical ideas from different background, and he insists to explore the ways of fusing multiple elements to make the music that have his own style.
By fusing soul music with Chinese element, he released his first EP 夢醒梨花 Dream of Pear Flower>. It was wildly popular with the European audience and it also became a teaching example of Berklee College of Music.
You can listen to some of his music here:
At the concert, we will have raffle prizes worth of £200 to be won. Booking Chinese restaurant at the concert reception will have 20% off.
Student £7/ Full £10
(Including £1 raffle ticket)
at Bar Seven
7 Blenheim Terrace
Leeds, United Kingdom