Jazz concerts in China

Hi folks,
Jon of YGTWO send us another info of their Jazz concerts this and next month.
Rock on!!!
Azchael 
中文在下面

Ladies and gentlemen:

Once again, banjos descend upon Beijing. For the third time in as many
years, I get to let you all know about the imminent performances of one
Abigail Washburn, a singing-songwriting banjo player, former China resident,
and Mandarin speaker and singer. This year, she’s back with the same folks
she brought last year (yes, that includes now-nine-time Grammy winner Bela
Fleck), but this time around, they’ve got a new name: The Sparrow Quartet.
After last year’s tour of Shanghai and Beijing ---the first time the four
had played together --- the group reunited in the US for a select few shows
and to record an EP (which will be available at their China shows). This
year, the American Center for Educational Exchange and the
Embassy/Consulates are sending the group to Tibet for shows at universities
and high schools in Lhasa and Nyintri (Linzhi); after shows in Guangzhou
through the Consulate there we’ll head to Shanghai for shows at Cotton Club
and JZ (and at the Conservatory), and then back to Beijing for two shows
(for which advanced tix are already on sale!) and a visit to the Midi
School. All show/ticket info is below, and in the attachment. Hopefully you
can help pass this around.

The Quartet is:

Abigail Washburn (banjo and vocals): Nettwerk Records recording artist,
member of all-female string band Uncle Earl (who was nominated for Emerging
Artist of the Year at the Int’l Bluegrass Mjusic Association and whose
forthcoming album was produced by Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones), and
currently touring the country as a solo artist (with Ben Sollee on cello).
Her second Nettwerk release was the Sparrow Quartet EP, which came out in
the US this past summer.

Bela Fleck (banjo): The biggest name in banjo has won nine Grammy Awards and
has been nominated in more categories than anyone in Grammy history. Bela
has taken the banjo into --- and beyond --- rock, jazz, classical, world
music and more. Recent months have seen him performing concertos with bass
and tabla, jazz with Chick Corea, and roaming Africa tracing the roots of
his instrument.

Casey Driessen (fiddle): In addition to two previous trips to China with
Abigail, Casey has performed with legendary musicians Bela Fleck, Steve
Earle, Tim O’Brien and others. While a highly sought-after sideman in the
bluegrass/newgrass circuit, Casey has just gone solo, releasing his debut 3D
on Sugar Hill Records.

Ben Sollee (cello): Ben has played cello for a large portion of his life,
and has taken the instrument to a new level with his unique groove-oriented
style of playing that combines a diverse background of Appalachian music,
RnB and classical. Currently touring with Abigail and appearing weekly on
the internationally-syndicated Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Ben has also
completed a solo album.

Show info:

Tibet
Oct 25-Nov 1
Shows in universities in Lhasa and Nyintri (Linzhi) and, with local guests,
in a public square in Lhasa.

Guangzhou
Thurs Nov 2
Xinghai Conservatory
Fri Nov 3
American Consulate

Shanghai
Sun Nov 5
9pm Cotton Club
8 Fuxing Xi Lu, (021) 6437 7110

Mon Nov 6
9pm Club JZ (jzclub.cn)
46 Fuxing Xi Lu, (021) 6431 0269

Beijing
Tickets for both shows are ON SALE NOW!

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2006 at Peking University Hall at 7pm as part of the
Time Arts Jazz Series (for info on the Series:
www.ygtwo.com/TimeArtsJazz.html). Doors open at 6 and the show will start at
7! 
Tickets: RMB20, 30, 40, 50, 60 (students); RMB 80, 100, 120; 150 (VIP)
Advance tickets available at piaowutong.com or 6406 8888.
For show information, contact Peking University Hall: 6275 8452, 6275 2279

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2006 at Star Live. Doors open at 8 and the show starts
at 9 (the show will start on time).
Also slated to appear at this show are local folk musicians who will join
forces with the Quartet for a cross-cultural musical experience.
79 Hepinglixi Jie, Dongcheng District (at the south gate of Ditan Park, next
to Jin Ding Xuan, diagonally opposite Yonghegong [Lama Temple])
Tickets: RMB100; RMB80 (advance); RMB60 (students); RMB300 (VIP)
Advance Tix/Info: 6425 5166, 6425 5677, www.thestarlive.com

My website will have the latest info: www.ygtwo.com

Hope to see you all out!

jon

女生们先生们,

我又是荣幸地宣布双语歌手、班卓琴演奏家、词作者、Nettwerk唱片公司签约艺人阿比
盖尔·沃什伯恩小姐继2004年在北京、上海、成都、重庆成功演出后,第三次来中国演
出,此次与她合作的乐队更名为麻雀四重奏,他们将给中国听众带来令人惊喜的美国传统
音乐。
    此外,与沃什伯恩小姐一同巡演的麻雀四重奏,仍由2005年来中国巡演的几位出色的
音乐家组成:班卓琴演奏家贝拉·弗莱克是多次“格莱美奖”获得者、小提琴家和大提琴家
分别是卡西·德雷森和本·索利。
   据了解,重回中国是因为沃什伯恩小姐决定探寻她自己的音乐之根,而深入了解中国文
化有助于发现自我。
此外,麻雀四重奏的根也在中国,2005年访问中国之前,他们从来没有正是在一起合作过,
回到美国后,他们已经是一支高水平的乐队,Nettwerk也正式发行了他们的唱片。
由于得到美国教育交流中心很美国国务院的资助,此次巡演才得以成行,而且他们的行程
将更加深入,他们将进入美国艺术家从未有涉及的领域,他们将在西藏自治区拉萨和林芝
的大学以及城市广场演出。此外,四重奏还将杭州、北京的美国使领馆演出,并且在一些
酒吧演出。而且他们将于中国当地音乐家合作,他们盼望着这样一种难得的机会。
沃什伯恩小姐在接受Paste杂志采访时说,作为一个梦想者和理想主义者,我真心希望世界
更加美好。我们需要尽力大声呼吁。
“我前两次中国之行改变了我的人生”,小提琴家卡西·德雷森说,“我不知道在如此短的时
间里,我的生活发生如此多变化,是否是好事。但是我会利用这个机会的。”
沃什伯恩小姐说,“我觉得在一个我非常关注的国家,和那么一群任何音乐家一起制作音乐
是多么幸运,这就足以。上帝知道他们与我同姓不是为了钱,只是为了对音乐与沟通与分
享文化的钟爱。”
10月底旬他们将首次前往西藏演出。他们也要去广州、上海几个音乐学院和学校讲大师
棵,和在俱乐部演出。而后于11月10日在北京大学举行巡演的告别演出。还有11月11日在
星光现场演出。 在所有的城市他们要跟些当地民谣乐手一起玩、交流。在北京,一些当
地乐手也会在星光现场上台一起弹一下。演出咨询在下面。

艺人简介:
班桌琴手和歌手Abigail Washburn (www.abigailwashburn.com)的第一张专辑Song of
the Travelling Daughter (《游女吟》)是在北美发行的。包括她个人重新编配的传统
歌曲和自己创作的歌,歌词有中文的和英文的。目前正与Uncle Earl民乐
团(www.uncleearl.net)在美国各地进行巡演。

Béla Fleck (www.belafleck.com) 可谓是世界班卓琴王,他荣获九个格莱美音乐奖,而且
是在多种不同的风格里。他的音乐有爵士、世界音乐、民谣、等等。

小提琴手Casey Driessen (www.caseydriessen.com) 曾与众多音乐家共同演出、录音,
包括Steve Earle, Béla Fleck等等。他自己的首张专辑被唐山唱片公司在美国已发行。

大提琴手Ben Sollee (www.bensollee.com) 尝试了将爵士和民谣融合,并创造一种新的
风格,把他传统的乐器推到一个全新的的位置。他刚刚发行了他的个人专辑。目前,他
在Lousiville大学的音乐学院进行音乐教育研究。

西藏
拉萨、林芝的大学和拉萨的一个广场。
10月25日-11月1日
具体按派还没定。

广州
11月2日
星海音乐学院
11月3日
美国领事馆

上海
11月5、6日
Cotton Club和Club JZ
11月7日
上海音乐学院

北京
下面两场的预售票已经可以买!

11月10日
时代佳艺爵士系列
北京大学百周年纪念讲堂
海淀区北京大学里
入场:六点
演出:七点
票价:20、30、40、50、60元(学生),60、80、100、120,150(贵宾)
订票:6406 8888,www.piaowutong.com
咨询:6275 8452, 6275 2279; www.pku-hall.com www.pku-hall.com

11月11日
跟特级当地民谣乐手嘉宾(将定)
星光现场
东城区和平里西街79号三层(雍和宫桥北金鼎轩南星光现场音乐厅)
入场:八点
演出:九点
票价:100元; 贵宾:300元;预售:80元;学生:60元
订票/咨询: 6425 5166, 6425 5677,www.thestarlive.com

许多咨询:www.ygtwo.com

希望在演出见!

jon

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