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Taipei summer jazz party to feature Grammy-winning artists

2013/05/29 14:01:39

(From the Facebook page of the National Theater and Concert Hall)

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) The Summer Jazz Party at the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) will showcase four international jazz artists, three of whom are Grammy Award-winning musicians, the NTCH said Tuesday.

The three musicians are American jazz musician and composer Stanley Clarke, who is known for his mastery of double bass and electric bass techniques, Puerto Rican jazz tenor saxophonist David Sanchez and Cuban jazz pianist and composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba, the NTCH said.

American jazz singer Gretchen Parlato, whose 2009 album was hailed by Billboard magazine as "the most alluring jazz vocal album of 2009," will also perform at the annual Summer Jazz Party, to take place in August and September, the NTCH said.

Free outdoor jazz performances will also be held at the NTCH's main plaza on Aug. 16 and 17.

They will feature Taiwanese drummer Rich Huang, singer Ying-ying Shih, the NTCH jazz camp band and Gary Chaw X Sensation, a band that consists of Malaysian Chinese singer-songwriter Gary Chaw and musicians from Argentina and Brazil, the NTCH said.

(By Christie Chen)