2007, Fri, Sep 14

Du Yinjiao Bebop Project

Asian Bop - Asian Readings of Modern Jazz

A number of Asian musicians demonstrate that cultural globalisation does not have to mean uniformity. Their inspiration is bebop, the jazz style most closely connected with New York. Things get interesting when the love of bebop collides with musical approaches not usually associated with jazz.

Even in the formerly insular world of the People's Republic of China, bebop made an unmistakable mark. Du Yinjiao caught the jazz bug in Romania in the 1980s. In China, however, any form of free improvisation was strictly forbidden for a long time. Despite of this Du Yinjiao's enthusiasm lead the decision makers to allow him to record jazz. Today his Golden Angle Jazz Band is the sole big band in China. At the house Du Yinjiao will play with four of his outstanding band members as Chinese abstraction meets freedom of form.

more about Du Yinjiao on www.jazzhouse.org

An event of “Asia-Pacific Weeks 2007 – Asia-Pacific: Changing the World”. Asia-Pacific Weeks receives funding from the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin DKLB.