The fourth concert in the JazzArt series takes place this Sunday August 12 at 3pm at the TwoCities gallery on Moganshan lu, and will feature the music of Canadian Clarinetist and Composer extraordinaire James Danderfer. He will lead a 5-piece group, performing original contemporary jazz that he has been writing over the last year in preparation for a recording the group will make, supported by a grant awarded by the Canada Council For the Arts. James has been based in Shanghai performing in a number of venues for over 2 years now, and the music on this upcoming album is largely inspired by life in this massive city we call home. It should be a fun concert, a sharp contrast to last month’s concert by Alec Haavik’s Friction Five at the 1918 Artspace (which was fantastic- we apologize to everyone for the glaring lack of announcement or review of it here. Here is a good picture and review of it in Chinese). James’ understated, melodic style is a lot mellower than Alec’s jazz-rock fusion, of course needless to say both are awesome in their own ways.
The concert series is organized by the JZ School and features a different style of jazz each month, and is held at a different gallery each month. There is a drawing at each concert to win a bottle of wine from Torres Wine Distributors, as well as for a free 10-week course of your choice at the JZ School. All the concerts are free and open to the public.
James Danderfer @ JazzArt; Aug 12, Sunday 3pm
TwoCities gallery, M50 (2F, Bldg 0, 50 Moganshan Lu); 莫干山路50号