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  1. The rebirth of cool

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Emerging more than 100 years ago, jazz and its many musical offshoots continue to flourish today. The result of West Africa's tribal musical traditions and European music's concept of harmony, the genre was born in the US. Improvisa ...

  2. Third time lucky as jazz festival returns to FCC

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam One of Hong Kong's best jazz clubs is to be found in the basement of the Foreign Correspondents' Club, where most of the town's leading jazz musicians have played at one time or another. The snag is that you have to be either a ...

  3. Blue Notes

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Trance and the blues are not, you might think, areas of music with a great deal of common ground. Otis Taylor thinks otherwise. Taylor is a bluesman who specialises in making unusual musical connections, probably best known for his campaign to ...

  4. Outtakes

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... by Adam Wright Singapore's patchwork festival Singapore's Mosaic Music Festival is appropriately titled as it presents a patchwork of styles and genres that offer something for pretty much everyone. This year the festival takes place from March ...

  5. Big Band Fest

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, Basic Notes Jazz Big Band (above), Stray Katz Big Band, Lando Bernal's Big Broad Band and Mondaynight Jazz Orchestra play swing music. Fri, 7.30pm, also Sat, 2.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$150, ...

  6. Lubos Andrst

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam March 20, 7.30pm, Grappa's Cellar Blues icon B.B. King does not hand out compliments lightly, and invitations for other guitarists are even rarer. But when King appeared in Prague in 1998, he invited local bluesman Lubos Andrst to sit in ...

  7. Blue notes

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam The inclusion of a selection of 'bonus Christmas tracks' on the newly released DVD An Evening of Rhythm and Romance (Eagle Vision) by Kenny G tells us loud and clear which market it is aimed at. This is the Christmas present every ja ...

  8. Gigs

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... bands (Ascetic, Satisfy, Nine Thirty 9:30, Narcissus, Mr Killer Rabbit, Beebob, AMS) perform, 3.30pm-6pm. Feb 8, Piazza Area C, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: ... play jazz-rock fusion music with their Five Peace Band. A HK Arts Festival event. Feb 10-11, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$640 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 Sean ...

  9. Dance your troubles away

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dancing is far more than just exercise. It involves not only physical movement but also the expression of feelings. Secondary school students often feel stressed due to academic pressure, and friction with family and friends. Dancing is a good way to get ...

  10. letters

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... culture and clothing are also very popular. But some teachers and parents say hip hop dancing is not a healthy pastime for young people. I think they are wrong. First of all, hip hop dancing ...




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