Hue in vietnam, Vietnam explorer: “Unit Asia” jazz concert in Hanoi and HCM city

“Unit Asia” jazz concert in Hanoi and HCM city

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 Source: The organising board
(CPV) -
On February 3th in Hanoi and 5th in HCMC, a jazz concert by “Unit Asia” - a Japanese Jazz band will take place.

The event will be held by the Japan Foundation in Vietnam, in cooperation with YAMAHA and Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City. This will be the first time the Unit Asia band come to Vietnam for performance.
In their first concert in Vietnam, Tung Duong, one of the most talented Vietnamese vocalists, will join “unit asia” to collaborate with them using his strong and emotional voice. The grooving sounds of Asia, by Asia, for Asia, will be surely another treat for you.
Unit Asia which was born in Southeast Asia in 2008 and will perform more developed "Asian Jazz of the future" at each place in coming Southeast Asia tour in 2012, and they will present new possibility of Asian Jazz not only for music fans but also for lots of young musicians who intend to be a jazz musician as well.
Unit Asia is a jazz unit formed by 5 outstanding Asian musicians with rich individuality. Their aim is to "Create a new type of music (jazz) by prominent jazz musicians who have been active in Asia." They partly hope to accomplish this by exchanges with local musicians in each country.
Members consist of three very talented Japanese musicians who have been aggressively active in Japanese jazz and fusion scenes, Isao Miyoshi (guitar), Hiroyuki Noritake (drums), Shigeki Ippon (bass), and a Thai star saxophone player, Koh Mr. Saxman and a promising pianist from Malaysia, Cher Siang Tay.
Unit Asia was formed at an opportunity of the 1st Southeast Asia tour (in Singapore, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Thailand), organized by the Japan Foundation which was held for one month from middle of October in 2008.
In Southeast Asia tour of 2008, they developed their music as well as deepened their understanding and friendship every time they performed, they displayed performances full of originality and life, received the highest praise from the persons concerned with music and the media of each place and at the same time they gave rousing displays in each place they played.
The members of the Unit Asia said after their tour to Asia in 2012, they will record and release a new album titled “Your smile” and they are also very eager to enjoy this tour to 5 cities and 4 countries this time./.
H.H

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