18 FEB 2017 | SAT | 8PM
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra demonstrates with glamorous virtuosity the vitality of jazz as an ever-evolving genre, absorbing elements from other musical traditions and breaking boundaries between cultures. Their leader, Jonathan Scales, is acclaimed as having ‘a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity’ (Pan on the Net). His signature instrument, the steel pans originating from Trinidad and Tobago, imbues jazz music with a unique Caribbean hue. With their captivating spirit and extraordinary technical abilities, the musicians invite listeners to HKU to experience a vibrant and dynamic soundscape of jazz.
Jonathan Scales, steel drums
Jay White, bass
Xavier Breaker, drums
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre
The University of Hong Kong
FREE via online registration
- For ages 6+
- Approximately 70 mins 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.