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Alan Kwan and friends to host jazz lecture demonstration series
     Local renowned jazz guitarist Alan Kwan will host a lecture demonstration series entitled "Jazz Classics: Let's Listen, Let's Jam!" in November and December.
     In a series of six lectures, Kwan will talk about the influences behind and share some interesting stories about various modern jazz masters. Participants can also listen to the legends' classic works and learn about their performing styles and techniques. The lectures will be conducted in Cantonese and supplemented with live demonstrations by Kwan, as well as Patrick Lui (piano), Wong Tak-chung (double bass) and Ted Lo (drums). All of the lectures will be held at 8pm at GR3, 8/F, Backstage, Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Details are as follows:
November 13 (Tuesday)
Topic: "Miles Davis"
Picks of the day: "So What" and "Four"
November 22 (Thursday)
Topic: "John Coltrane"
Picks of the day: "Mr. PC" and "Central Park West"
November 29 (Thursday)
Topic: "Bill Evans"
Picks of the day: "Autumn Leaves" and "Waltz for Debby"
December 6 (Thursday)
Topic: "Nat King Cole"
Picks of the day: "But Beautiful" and "Unforgettable"
December 13 (Thursday)
Topic: "Wes Montgomery"
Picks of the day: "Four on Six" and "West Coast Blues"
December 20 (Thursday)
Topic: "Wayne Shorter"
Picks of the day: "Infant Eyes" and "Footprints"
     Alan Kwan studied and developed his career in jazz music in New York. He has performed in New York, Texas, Tokyo and Taiwan with well-known jazz musicians including Dayna Stephens, Fabian Almazan and Paul Bollenback, as well as Grammy award nominee Gene Aitken.
     "Jazz Classics: Let's Listen, Let's Jam!" is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets priced at $80 (for each lecture) 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_633.html.
Ends/Friday, October 12, 2018
Issued at HKT 11:01
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