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Jazz Workshop Vol.3 – Jazz Improvisation
21 Mar 2019 (Thu) 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fringe Dairy
Fringe Club
2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, Hong Kong
Presented by the Fringe Club as one of the programmes of the “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” project, Jazz Workshop is the training programme of the Jazz Youth Internship Scheme Phase II. The workshop will be opened to the public as well.

This third and final workshop in the series will be hosted by Hong Kong jazz guitar legend Eugene Pao, who will share his approach to jazz improvisation, including phrasing, motif development and melodic ideas. He’ll also demonstrate those topics by playing some famous jazz standards. If you’re a jazz guitarist, you’re welcome to participate – bring your own guitar and get on-the-spot coaching from Eugene!

Eugene Pao

Simply put, Eugene Pao is Hong Kong’s most publicly recognised jazz musician, and his name is synonymous with jazz in our city. No-one could be more deserving of that reputation – Eugene has been at the vanguard of promoting jazz here through his performances and recordings over the past 30+ years.

Hong Kong first discovered its own guitar hero in the mid 1980s, when Eugene returned from studying in the U.S. and began playing around town. Recognition from leading international jazz musicians came early. Some of his early recordings featured such legends as bassist Eddie Gomez, blues great Jimmy Witherspoon and saxophonist Michael Brecker.

Over the past three decades, Eugene Pao has truly established himself as Hong Kong’s premier jazz guitarist. He continues to travel the world, performing at international jazz festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs, and taking part in recording projects. As a composer, he has contributed music to countless TV commercials, and his film soundtracks have been nominated for best original score at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

$150 (participant), $100 (observer); 20% off (*Fringe members), 30% off (**Student, Senior)


Jazz guitarists of all levels are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please select the “$150 - Participant” ticket-price category. Limited quota, first-come-first-served.
If you would like to attend the workshop as an audience-member, please select the “$100 - Observer” ticket-price category.
The workshop will be mainly in Cantonese.
Admission: 30 minutes before the workshop begins.
No outside food or drinks are allowed inside the venue.
*Fringe Club membership card MUST be presented at the door.
**Student card/ Identity card MUST be presented at the door.

“Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong Fringe Club reserves the right to change the programme and tutor

Fringe Club (852) 2521 7251


壓軸的第三場工作坊邀請到香港傳奇爵士結他手包以正 (Eugene Pao) 主持。他將從樂句 (Phrasing)、動機的發展 (Motif Development),以及旋律素材 (Melodic Ideas) 三方面介紹爵士即興的祕技,並彈奏爵士經典曲目作示範。身為爵士結他手的你,更可選擇成為參加者,帶同結他,親身接受大師的指導!

包以正 Eugene Pao


1980年代中期,包以正於美國畢業回港後開始四處演出,因而嶄露頭角。早年他已獲得國際頂尖爵士樂手的肯定,參與他早期錄音的大師包括貝斯手Eddie Gomez、歌手Jimmy Witherspoon,以及色士風手Michael Breaker。


$150 (參加者), $100 (觀眾); 20% off (*藝穗會會員), 30% off (**學生, 長者)


歡迎任何程度的爵士結他手成為參加者,接受包以正的指導。參加者請選擇「$150 – 參加者」門票。名額有限,先到先得。
如欲觀賞工作坊,請選擇「$100 – 觀眾」門票。

「Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe」獲香港特別行政區政府


藝穗會票房 (852) 2521 7251
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