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Impromptu: Jazz Pianist Patrick Lui On The ‘Kung Fu’ Of Improvisation

Impromptu: Jazz Pianist Patrick Lui on the ‘Kung Fu’ of Improvisation

Impromptu: Jazz Pianist Patrick Lui on the 'Kung Fu' of Improvisation


In its original etymology, ‘kung fu’ refers to any skill acquired through extensive learning and dedicated practice. It is also where martial arts and jazz converge, in which both exhibit the pursuit of mastery and meaningful exchanges. In the second ‘Impromptu’ series, Hong Kong jazz pianist and composer Patrick Lui and his band will captivate the audience with a Bruce Lee films inspired jazz suite. Joining Patrick are two extraordinary practitioners, Hollywood martial arts consultant and Silat master Evan Tai and Ving Tsun master Jerry Yeung. Together they will share the mantras from their respective disciplines, showcasing the ‘kung fu’ of jazz and martial arts: discipline and improvisation, rhythm and timing, styles and forms, as well as flow and harmony.




Patrick Lui, piano & host
Nate Wong, drums
Wong Tak Chung, bass
Paulo Levi, tenor saxophone
Hwasung Yoon, trumpet
Tomomi Taniguchi, trombone


Evan Tai, Silat
Jerry Yeung, Ving Tsun


Grand Hall
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre
Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong



  • For ages 10+
  • Tickets at starting 16 JAN noon

2023/24 Spring Season Package Discount

  • Save 10% for booking of 2 concerts
  • Save 15% for booking of 3 or more concerts

Other Discounts:

  • Full-time students, citizens aged 60 or above & people with disabilities 50% off
  • For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket at the same concessionary rate for a minder
  • HKU Student Discount: $50* (1 ticket per performance)
  • With limited quota. Discounts cannot be combined

* Available to current HKU students only. HKU ID required upon purchase and must be presented for entry.



  • Patrons under the age of 10 will not be admitted.
  • The programme is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes without intermission.
  • Guests are advised to arrive punctually. No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
  • Programmes and artists are subject to change.
  • The presenter reserves the right to make final decisions on seating arrangement, to deny entry, and reserve all rights of final arbitration in case of dispute.

Presented by

Cultural Management Office

Supported by

HKU Chamber of Young Snow Arts Fund|Department of Music, HKU|Endowment Fund

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