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Jasmine Jazz

Don't miss Jasmine Jazz, an unusual and exquisite interplay between traditional Chinese and jazz instruments in a beautiful garden setting.

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden 578 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2 Canada

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Jasmine Jazz - A subtly sweet and highly fragrant musical blend

Don’t miss the unique and beautiful confluence of Asian and Jazz instruments of this live concert featuring three musicians of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble with some of Vancouver's finest jazz artists led by Juno-nominated bassist and composer, Jodi Proznick.

On the afternoon of Sunday, February 5, Jasmine Jazz, an unusual and exquisite interplay between traditional Chinese and jazz instruments will take place at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens featuring Jirong Huang (erhu), Sarah Yusha Tan (guzheng) and Zhongxi Wu (suona) performing with Proznick (bass), Bill Coon (guitar) and James Danderfer (clarinet/sax).

Jazz will be interpreted through traditional Chinese instruments; traditional and contemporary Chinese music will be given a new life through jazz. According to Proznick “The concert will be all about musical conversations, an east meets west experience, full of beauty, harmony, mutual respect and interplay. The repertoire will be a beautiful mix of songs pulled from jazz repertoire, traditional Chinese folk music and original composition.” Repertoire will include Chinese classics “Jasmine Flower” and “Shanghai Night”, the contemporary Taiwanese song “Moon Represents My Heart” and a selection of jazz standards such as McCoy Tyner’s “Contemplation”, Billy Strayhorn’s “A Flower is a Lovesome Thing”, Bill Evans’ “Turn Out the Stars” and Freddie Hubbard’s “Little Sunflower”.

This concert also celebrates the release of Jasmine Jazz, the first album by this excellent sextet, recorded in July 2021 at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver.