Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Gig updates: The KL Hardbop Quintet and Greg Lyons Band! HOT! HOT!

Hey everyone!

It’s been a busy two weeks for me. I thank GOD for that! I’ve been busy playing and stuff, I hardly even had time to go exercising!

This next two weeks, I’ll definitely be busy as a bee, so here’s why!

The KL Hard Bop Quintet @ Avanti’s Friday Nite Jazz

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Date and Time:
25 Nov 2005, Friday. Music starts 10pm onwards

Avanti’s Italian-American Ristorante, Sunway Hotel, Sunway.

Admission: Free

Contact: 03-7492 8000 ext 3176 for reservations.

The KL Hardbop Quintet, a newly formed dynamic group, will be the first few groups ever to play bop classics from the 50s – 70s, with influences ranging from the great Cannonball Adderley Quintet to Horace Silver. In addition, they will also inject modern stylistic influences into the music, creating a palette of traditional and modern expression. They made their performance debut in KL at Alexis Bistro, Ampang earlier in the year. So if you’ve missed that show, don’t miss this one!

Led by Julian Chan on saxophones, he will be backed up by some of KL’s most stellar musicians around, including David Gomes on piano, Wan Azfarezal on double bass, Charles Wong on drums. Also get ready for some special guests performers to sit in with the band!

Sit back, and enjoy the “HARD BOP”- style sound presented and re-interpreted by this newly formed quintet.

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The Greg Lyons Band @ Alexis Ampang

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Greg Lyons is back in Alexis for this weekend, and he’ll be backed by his numero uno stellar jazz all-star band, with Michael Veerapen on piano, Lewis Pragasam on drums, and Andy Petersen on electric bass. He’ll be performing his original tunes from his Island To Island album (which you can purchase at the gig), as well as other jazz standards. Expect nothing less than beautiful, riveting music from this world-class jazz quartet!

Date and Time:
25, 26 Nov (Friday and Saturday). Music starts 10:30pm onwards.

Venue: Alexis Bistro and Wine Bar, Great Eastern Mall, Jln Ampang.

Admission: Free

Contact: 03 4260 2288 for reservations.

Don’t miss it! Head down to Alexis this weekend to finish off your weekend with great music from a great band!

Having said that…

Next week will be full of preparations, rehearsals for the upcoming Penang Jazz Festival, at the Bayview Beach Resort on 3rd and 4th Dec. I will be updating more when I return from my Jazz @ Southbridge gig in Singapore tomorrow, and after the Hardbop gig.

So stay tuned!

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