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A Preview of the 2016 Guangzhou Jazz Festival
The 2016 Guangzhou Jazz Festival is coming to the Xinghai Concert Hall from October 21 to October 29.

The 2016 Guangzhou Jazz Festival is coming to the Xinghai Concert Hall from October 21 to October 29, and hundreds of jazz musicians from around the world will bring over 11 unique jazz shows to Guangzhou audiences.

“Master Hall,” “Meet in Poland,” “Made in Guangzhou,” and “Top Night” are the four main programs that will highlight the jazz festival this year. The festival will welcome top jazz orchestras and musicians, including WDR Big Band Koln, trumpet master Randy Brecker, bossa nova queen Lisa Ono, the Jazz Po Polsku Emsemble, and local Guangzhou jazz music groups.

Here are the highlights of the 2016 Guangzhou jazz festival.

WDR Big Band Koln

WDR Big Band Koln, a world-renowned big jazz band, has won several Grammy nominations and three Grammy awards. It has performed over 60 years and has recorded more than 70 albums. This band will offer an extraordinary feast of jazz to Guangzhou audiences under the guidance of Vince Mendoza, its composer and conductor.

Time: October 21, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Xinghai Concert Hall

Randy Brecker

Randy Brecker, a six-time Grammy winner, is essentially a fine hard bop trumpet soloist, but one versatile enough to fit into nearly any setting, including pop and funk bands, and jazz fusion. At the festive he will play with Balaio, a Brazil jazz group, to interpret the intersection of pure jazz and classic Latin-style music. Time: October 22, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Xinghai Concert Hall

Jazz Po Polsku Emsemble

The Jazz Po Polsku Emsemble is a unique band that brings talented young Polish jazz musicians together. The music they will perform is composed by iconic Polish musicians, such as Krzysztof Komeda, Bronislaw Kaper, and Zbigniew Seifert. The show will mix Polish folk music elements and hard bop together to “challenge traditional jazz.”

Time: October 25, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Xinghai Concert Hall

Lisa Ono

Lisa Ono is a well known Japanese interpreter of contemporary bossa nova. Born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1962, Ono started singing and playing the guitar at age 15. Her natural lazy voice and classic tunes have become a synonym for the slow and quiet life in China. Ono will perform her repertoire from various periods, including “One Way Ticket” and “Lover Come Back to Me” from her latest album, “Dancing Bossa.”

Time: October 29, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Xinghai Concert Hall

How to buy tickets?

Ticket price for each show:
80 RMB/180 RMB/280 RMB/380 RMB/480 RMB/680 RMB/880 RMB
To buy advance tickets online, go to:
Discount information:
-There will be 12% off if you buy the ticket before September 16.
-Students can have 30% off
-Xinghai Concert Hall membership: Bule card: 5% off, Silk card: 10% off, Gold card: 12% off

(By Penny Liu, Louis Berney)

Editor:Penny Liu
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