19th October 2020 – (Hong Kong) Music lovers can enjoy the diversity of the Hong Kong jazz scene with local giants and up-and-coming artists at the “Freespace Jazz Fest” next month. This year’s programme runs from 6th to 8th November 2020 (Friday to Sunday) and takes place indoors and outdoors, in and around Freespace and the Art Park in the West Kowloon Cultural District.
First held in 2019, “Freespace Jazz Fest” celebrates the innovation and diversity of one of the world’s most popular forms of music with a range of performances and events. ‘There’s something for everyone, from classics to experimental collaborations,’ says Kung Chi-shing, Artistic Associate (Music), Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District. ‘We’re thrilled to bring back the highly anticipated “Freespace Jazz Fest” amid unprecedented circumstances. This year’s line-up of local musicians definitely represents the vitality of the local jazz scene.’
Highlight ticketed events include Ted Lo and Eugene Pao – an evening of fusion, classics and original compositions by acclaimed jazz greats Pao and Lo; Angelita Li Sings Billie Holiday – Feat. Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra – with songs and stories honouring the life and legacy of the US jazz diva Billie Holiday performed by Angelita Li and Patrick Lui and his orchestra; and the experimental collaboration Jazz Imaginarium – a unique, multisensory immersive experience with jazz musicians and visual artists creating a black box installation with improvised sound and imagery. Tickets are on sale now.
Free events include the Experimental Jazz Lab – live and online jam sessions featuring interactive collaborations between artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Zurich – as well as indoor and outdoor live shows by local talent and bands performing different jazz genres in and around Freespace and the Art Park. Visitors can also enjoy a range of free arts events and workshops for all ages.
Indulge in weekend of great sounds at “Freespace Jazz Fest”. Check out www.westkowloon.hk/jazzfest for the latest updates and ticketing information.