There’s Jazz in Macau!

Hello y’all! Or should I say Nǐ hǎo?

Macau Jazz Week Poster

As I told you in my last post, I’ve been in Macau for the past month. In what comes to entertainment, Macau is mostly known for having casinos and more casinos, together with the World Heritage historical centre and the Formula 3 Grand Prix. However, from time to time, there are some special activities to entertain tourists and locals. This past week was fertile with such activities, with the Macau Jazz Week taking place. Both international and local musicians were invited to participate in several concerts and workshops. Being a music fan I had to take the opportunity to enjoy some fine jazz in a nice setting, so I went to the grand finale concert, which included a jam session with seasoned musicians and young local talents. The gig was opened by the Bridge Jazz band, composed by veteran macanese musicians, with a very nice feel. They were followed by another macanese band, this time with young guys.

The next guys were a trio from Hong Kong, called TriTone, and with an odd lineup: flute and baritone flute, guitar and percursion. They were really entertaining, especially with their version of the brazilian classic Tico-tico do Fubá, of which I filmed an excerpt:

The evening went on with yet another brazilian classic, Girl from Ipanema, this time by Winnie Ho & WVC Trio +1:

And last, but not the least, here’s the amazing Charles Foldesh and his quintet:

All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening in a beautiful setting in this side of the world. Hope you liked it as much as I did!

Macau Jazz Week - The Bridge Jazz Band

Stereomood: Jazzy

So there I was at work, sharing the room with nearly a hundred colleagues, when I visited my favorite random music website:

Stereomood.com

You just have to pick your mood and enjoy. I was feeling kind of jazzy yesterday when, after 11 jazz songs, I got stuck with this simple melody

La Lune Est Morte
http://stereomood.com/song/60405

For a moment there, time froze still and it was nothing but me and the bass solo.


in: http://nhbr.bandcamp.com/album/selenographia

Just kept loopin’ it the whole afternoon.

How you feelin’ today? =)

Jazz across the Pacific Ocean – Hiromi Uehara

Hi,

Today I’ll show you someone that, for me, “is from another world”, in terms of jazz players.

Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ, born 26 March 1979), known as Hiromi, is a jazz composer and pianist born in Hamamatsu, Japan. She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blend of musical genres such as post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion in her compositions.”

The first video it’s related with herself as a person, and as a musician.

The next two for sure you know them very well, at least the majority…

At last, something that I discovered throw youtube searching:

Until next!!