|Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra
Hometown: Beijing, China
Web site: http://www.ahqjazz.com
View World Music Days Events for this Artist
Playing the Beijing scene since 2003, the Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra performs an eclectic mix of straight-ahead, modern, funk and Latin jazz compositions, including many Ah-Q originals. Mixing different styles and influences and “stretching” in creative improvisation to “dance on the edge” is the band’s trademark.
The group has featured some of Beijing’s finest jazz musicians over the years, including bassist Adam Huang (the mastermind of the Ninegates Jazz Festival), drummer Xiao Dou and trumpeter Wen Zhiyong. The group has also featured the Canadian husband-and-wife duo of Nathalie Craan on vocals and jazz educator, composer and guitarist Dave Beckstead.
The current line-up includes:
Kenny Liu Xiaoguang - tenor sax, flute and harmonica
Matt Roberts - trombone
Da Zhong - bass
David Moser - keyboards
Scott Silverman - drums