Vocal: Jasmine Chen
Piano: Jianyi Huang
Special Guest: Toby Mak (on Trumpet)
“soft and sensuous sounding Chinese chanteuse ...”— The Guardian UK
Jasmine Chen is a jazz musician and songwriter, based in Shanghai, China. Born into a family of professional folk dancers and actors, she was groomed to be a concert pianist but fell in love with jazz while studying at the prestigious Leeds College of Music in England. She returned to China in 2005 to follow this passion, bringing China’s rich musical heritage into the world of jazz.
She has since become one of China’s leading figures in the jazz scene, combining Western songs with original Chinese lyrics. Her unique perspective introduces one world to the other, bridging a gap between traditional Chinese songs and the West’s jazz legacy, and between forgotten folk songs and contemporary jazz singing. This rare talent for moving between two worlds and picking the best of what they have to offer has gained her a strong following from both Chinese and western audiences, and she has charmed audiences everywhere from the intimate stage of Shanghai’s JZ Club to the big lights of Rotterdam’s Northsea Jazz Festival. This Sunday, she together with her jazz men, Jianyi Huang and Toby Mak as the special guest will be present at JZ Club to have a good night with the audience. « 收起