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LCSD to present Marathon Concert for International Jazz Day
     To celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will hold a series of jazz workshops on the same day and large-scale jazz marathon concerts from day to night on May 1.
     Audiences will be able to appreciate jazz music from different origins and in varying styles and forms of presentation in one go. The performers are highly acclaimed overseas and local jazz musicians and ensembles, including Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Melissa Aldana, Alex Sipiagin, Hendrik Meurkens, Max De Aloe, Mokhtar Samba, Eugene Pao, Jun Kung, C Y Leo, Teriver Cheung and In One Stroke. An autograph zone, a photo zone and a food and beverage zone will be set up, allowing jazz lovers to enjoy all-day fun inside and outside the arena. Details of the workshops and concerts are as follows:
Workshops, April 30 (Monday)
Tickets: $100 (full-day pass)
Committee Rooms I to III, Queen Elizabeth Stadium
Time Host
2pm Alex Sipiagin
3.15pm Melissa Aldana
4.30pm Hendrik Meurkens, Max De Aloe and C Y Leo
(Arena, Queen Elizabeth Stadium)
Eugene Pao, Jun Kung, Mokhtar Samba and Nils Landgren Funk Unit
"Jazz Marathon" Concert, May 1 (Tuesday)
Arena, Queen Elizabeth Stadium
Time Performer/performing groups
3pm In One Stroke featuring Alex Sipiagin
4.15pm Melissa Aldana Quartet (special guest: Teriver Cheung)
5.30pm Harmonica Summit - Hendrik Meurkens, Max De Aloe and C Y Leo
Tickets (Day Pass): $120, $220, $300 and $400
7.15pm Mokhtar Samba African Jazz Project (special guest: Eugene Pao)
8.30pm Nils Landgren Funk Unit (special guest: Jun Kung)
Ticket (Night pass): $160, $260, $350 and $450
     Tickets for the jazz workshops and concerts are now available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_453.html. Ticket holders of the concerts are free to attend the fourth session of the workshops (8pm) on a first-come, first-served basis.
     In November 2011 the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed April 30 as International Jazz Day to bring the world together in celebration of the art of jazz and its significance. According to UNECSO, jazz is "a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people".
Ends/Thursday, February 8, 2018
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