Greatest Jazz party of the year, ‘The Jazz Marathon’ to be held on 25th April at Queen Elizabeth Stadium


22nd January 2020 – (Hong Kong) In conjunction with the International Jazz Day, Cultural Presentation Section of Leisure and Cultural Services Department is organising the greatest Jazz party of the year, ‘The Jazz Marathon’ on 25th April from 2.30pm to 11pm at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. The all-day jazz music event will bring together renowned jazz players of many nationalities to jam and perform various jazz styles. Artists from France, India, Italy, Japan, the Mainland, Russia and the United States will collaborate with local musicians to create a borderless jazz soundscape. 

The event is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and details of the concerts are as follows:
Day Marathon Concert (2.30pm – 6pm)
Session One
Performers: Atlantis Trio – pianist Roberto Olzer (Italy), sitar player Deobrat Mishra (India) and tabla player Prashant Mishra (India)
Special guest: flute and Chinese flute player Zhang Zhi-yong (Hong Kong)
Session Two
Performers: Marc Berthoumieux Band featuring Giovanni Mirabassi – accordion player Marc Berthoumieux (France), pianist Giovanni Mirabassi (Italy), bass guitarist Laurent Vernerey (France) and drummer Stephane Huchard (France)
Session Three
Performers: Kazumi Watanabe All-Star Band (Japan) – guitarist Kazumi Watanabe, bass guitarist Tetsuo Sakurai, saxophonist Toshiyuki Honda and percussionist Tomohiro Yahiro
Night Marathon Concert (7.15pm – 10.45pm)
Session One
Performers: saxophonist Igor Butman (Russia) and pianist A Bu (Mainland)
Special Guest: bassist Justin Siu (Hong Kong)
Session Two
Performers: Grace Kelly Band (United States) – saxophonist and vocalist Grace Kelly, pianist and keyboardist Devon Yesberger, bass guitarist Julia Adamy and drummer Ross Pederson
Special guest: guitarist Alan Kwan (Hong Kong)
Session Three
Performers: Ozmosys (United States) – drummer Omar Hakim, keyboardist Rachel Z, electric bass guitarist Linley Marthe and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkelon band with European jazz and Indian sounds ─ Atlantis Trio (Special Guest: Zhang Zhi-yong)
The best of French and Italian Romantic jazz ─ Marc Berthoumieux Band & Giovanni Mirabassi
Japan’s legendary all-star jazz band ─ Kazumi Watanabe All-Star Band

Marathon Concert (Night) 7:15pm – 10:45pm
Russian godfather of jazz x Chinese jazz piano genius ─ Igor Butman & A Bu Duo (Special Guest: Justin Siu)
Rising-star of saxophonist-singer-songwriter ─ Grace Kelly Band (Special Guest: Alan Kwan)
A new all-star jazz-rock fusion band ─ Ozmosys

Click HERE for tickets.

Ticket Price:25/4 2:30pm: $480, $360, $260, $160
25/4 7:15pm: $520, $380, $280, $180

Ticketing Information:Ticket sale starts: 22 January 2020 10:00am

Full-time Students (50% off)
Senior Citizens Aged 60 or Above (50% off)
People with Disabilities & the Minder* (50% off)
Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients (50% off, with quota)

* For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.