Sax: Joe Longardne (US)
Piano: Chris Stiles (US)
Bass: Thomas Hoogland (NL)
Drums: Tony Bott (US)
Dragon Jazz (龙爵士乐队) is an ensemble that is actively trying to combine the traditional elements of Jazz with their own flare and modern creativity. Playing a mix of original compositions and re-tuned standards, Dragon Jazz has become one of the premier modern Jazz ensembles in China and southeast Asia. Based out of Guangzhou, China, all the members of Dragon Jazz keep a full time performance schedule as freelance musicians and are all first call players in China. The band was formed in 2013 and has slowly began to gain popularity throughout the Chinese and Asian Jazz scene.
American Saxophonist Joe Longardner performs in a variety of musical styles and frequently plays throughout Asia, Europe and America. He studied Jazz at Butler University and was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of South Florida. He also studied Jazz Composition while he lived and worked in Madrid, Spain. Joe is a veteran Musical Director for Carnival Cruise Lines, has performed on and composed for many albums and soundtracks and has been a guest Jazz and Music teacher in numerous educational settings. Joe is also an endorsed artist for the Korean Saxophone company, Kim's Korea Saxophone and for the Taiwanese Saxophone company, Liberman Saxophones.
Chris Stiles has been a first call pianist, keyboardist and vocalist on the Chinese jazz and music scene for almost 20 years. Spending his formative years as a US Army brat, he then studied Jazz and Chinese Language at Arizona State. Chris then moved to Taiwan to continue his study and work as a freelance musician. Chris has performed in numerous musical settings including with Chinese Pop Stars, R&B groups, but his passion is Jazz. Chris is one of the main writers for Dragon Jazz and also maintains the Chris Stiles Trio playing his originals and arrangements exclusively.
Chris Stiles钢琴家、键盘手、歌手，在中国演出了近20年的爵士乐和音乐会。在他不再是一个乳臭未干的小孩后他在亚利桑那州立大学学习爵士和中文，之后又搬到台湾继续学习和工作。克里斯在许多音乐会都有演出，包括一些中国流行歌星，R&B组合，但他的最爱是爵士。克里斯是龙爵士乐的主要作曲家之一，也有一个自己的Chris Stiles爵士三重奏做一些自己的原创音乐。
double bass-Thomas Hoogland
Alongside being a professional bassist and guitarist, Dutch musician Thomas Hoogland is something of a modern renaissance man. He has obtained an undergraduate and master's degree in Organizational Psychology, published two books about the human brain and maximizing the efficiently of learning, speaks 8 languages, owns and operates a business of his own line of custom design men's dress shoes and keeps up an active performance schedule.
Percussionist, Keyboardist and Vocalist Tony Bott has been a freelance professional musician for almost 30 years. After obtaining an undergraduate degree and a master's degree from The University of Southern California in Jazz, Tony moved to Japan and worked throughout the country for over 15 years. 7 years ago Tony accepted the job of director of Voice and Jazz at the American International School located in Guangzhou, China. Tony now basses himself in southern China and frequently tours with many groups including his award winning Choirs.