Time: 7:30 PM Thursday, February 11, 2016
Carole & Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Ticket Information: $15
Organizer: The Florida Federation of Chinese Association (FFCA), Chinese Association of Science & Technology (CAST) USA, Preparatory Committee of South Florida Chapter Women’s Charity Foundation (WCF)
Telephone: (954) 601-1991, (954) 866-9789
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About The Golden Buddha
Named by Chinese leading and most prestigious Jazz pianist, Kong Hongwei, the Golden Buddha, the Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra is hailed as the most influential and inspiring Jazz band in China. The band demonstrates an abiding commitment to high levels of world music & Jazz excellence and prides itself on China’s finest membership of musicians in both Jazz and Chinese traditional music field.
Absorbing the sounds of Chinese ancient music and western constant supply of pop, jazz and classical music from across America and Europe, the Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra aims to explore Chinese oriental culture into today’s modern contexts, and to redefine the boundaries of Chinese and Western musical languages. In this way, along with the western jazz melodic structures, the Chinese groove takes a particular form in large number of their repertoires. This marks the beginning of an authentic musical identity, which is impregnated with the artist origins without getting into typical Orientalism.
Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra has a fruitful achievement in album publish, featuring its classic Chinese fusion album Summer Palace released in 2003. Some music has been still using by CCTV and the National Radio for years.
The Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra is also one of the regular guests in well-known music festivals both domestically and internationally. Having toured in Rumania, Bulgaria，Ukraine and Croatia, and received a widespread international praise in 2002, the Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra has become the most frequently invited band by Chinese Ministry of Culture.
Kong Hongwei . Nick name: Golden Buddha.
The First & Leading Chinese Jazz Musician.
The Leading Jazz Pianist in China
Founder & Music Director of the Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra
*Studied and up to now has been teaching classical and jazz composition at China Conservatory of Music.
*Appointed as the PA ambassador of China *People’s Music Publisher and Berklee College of Music in America.
*Set up the first Chinese jazz band, Tianchang Quintet, that focuses on Chinese own traditional and experimental music.
*In late years of 1990s, Golden Buddha was appointed as the Artistic Producer of SONY China, for which he was the producer for hundreds of pop and jazz music albums, and won the year’s Chinese best composer and producer.
Joined the Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra in 2012, Li is Studying in the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden. He is China’s youngest and most talentedSaxophone Player and composer. With Over
hundreds of concert and Live experiences, Li is also one of the most frequently invited guests of Jazz Music Fests both domestically and internationally.
Percussion: SHAO Haha
Graduated from XI’AN Conservatory of Music, SHAO studied Jazz Music from 2003 and has become one of the most important figures of the new generation of China’s Jazz Music field.. He is also the Image Ambassador of YAMAHA Percussion Brand.
Chinese Gu Zheng: CHANG Jing
Graduated from the China Conservatory of Music, Chang served as the Guzheng tutor for the Princess of Thailand for years. Her Music was known to the world in the Opening Ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games, where she played as the soloist in the scene of Moonlit River in Spring. She also collaborated with Yiannis Chryssomallis in 2013 Spring Festival Gala
Bass: HUANG Yong
China’s leading Jazz musician and Bass player. Graduated from the Capital Normal University, he is the Secretary General of China Jazz Association and the founder of the 9 Gates International Jazz Festival.
Di ZI(Chinese Flute): DING Xiaokui
Graduated from The China Military Arts Academy, Ding is the leading talent of Chinese instrumental player in China, focusing on combing POP, ROCK and World Music into his Chinese Flute techniques. He is one of the most frequently invited guests for many blockbuster movies, albums. He is now served as the principal Di Zi of the National Central Chinese Orchestra.
Chinese Ruan & San Xian：Feng Mantian
Grew up in a musical background family in Northeast China, Feng was tutored by his father, Shaoxian Feng, the legendary exponent of the Yueqin. He is also a pioneer of the first generation of Chinese rock and jazz music who immediately grasped the principles of the electric guitar and incorporated some of those techniques into his Ruan playing.
The Criteria of Sponsorship Advertisement (AD) for “Happy Chinese Spring Festival”
1. $200 – $299: AD display (self – prepared) on both sides of the venue, two free tickets
2. $300 – $499: AD display (self – prepared) on both sides of the venue, two free VIP tickets
3. $500 – $999: AD printed in the show brochure, rolling AD shown on big screen, four free VIP ticket
4. $1,000 – $1,999: being co-organizer of the event, AD printed in brochures, rolling AD shown on big screen, six free VIP tickets
5. $2,000 – $4,999: in addition to all of the above, attendance of the red carpet ceremony and reception with dignitaries
6. $5,000 – $$$$$$: in addition to all of the above, naming rights to the event
All sponsors will be invited onto the stage at end of the performance to wish the audience A Very Happy Chinese Spring Festival 2016!
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