Chinese saxophonist Li Gaoyang will collaborate with U.S. drummer Adam Nussbaum, Danish pianist Carl Winther, Chinese double bass player Hu Hao and Chinese guitarist Chen Hongwei for two nights of jazz.
A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Li is one of the top contemporary Chinese saxophonists. The Beijinger is also devoted to saxophone education and composes original music. Calling Sonny Rollins his biggest influence on the saxophone so far, Li has received instruction from the maestro himself as well as from other masters such as Bob Cranshaw, Sammy Figueroa and Peter Erskine. He is a winner of the prestigious Chinese Music Awards.
During college in New York City, Nussbaum began working with Albert Dailey, Monty Waters, Joe Lee Wilson, Sheila Jordan and he played with Sonny Rollins in 1977 in Milwaukee. In 1978 he joined Dave Liebman’s quintet and did his first European tour with John Scofield.
During the early 1980s he continued working with John Scofield in a celebrated trio with Steve Swallow. In 1983 he became a member of the Gil Evans Orchestra and also played with Stan Getz. He later joined the Eliane Elias/Randy Brecker Quartet. In 1987 he began touring with the Michael Brecker Quintet.
Time: 8 p.m., June 21, 23
Tickets: 280-1,080 yuan
Venue: Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center, 2106 Nanshan Boulevard, Nanshan District (南山区南山大道2106号南山文体中心)
Metro: Line 1, Taoyuan Station (桃园站), Exit B
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