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Liu Yue Jazz Trio
Liu Yue 刘玥, a Jazz musician and guitar player from Beijing
Liu Yue Jazz Trio 刘玥爵士三重奏, a Beijing based Jazz music group
- Guitars: Liu Yue 刘玥 (Liu Yue Jazz Trio, ex-Cui Jian Band, Zhang Ying Jazz Group)
- Keyboards: Xia Jia (ex-Red Hand Jazz Band, Lawrence Ku Septet, Zhang Ying Jazz Group, The Dew Electrio, ex-Cui Jian Band, Xia Jia Trio, Xia Jia Organ Quartet))
- Bass: Huang Yong (Liu Yuan Jazz Group, Golden Buddha Jazz Unit)
- Drummmer: Beibei (Zhang Ling and the Fab Four Knights, Liu Yue Jazz Trio, ex-Second Hand Rose??, Cui Jian & Band)
One of the well-known jazz guitarists and bassists in Beijing; a member of Cui Jian's Band; the image spokesman for the world renowned bass brand Warwick; the strings spokesmen for D'Addario. With deep and unique understanding of jazz bass and jazz guitar, Liu expresses the internal elements of music through his superb and refined skill in performances.
Since 1998, he has always been proactive as a music player in jazz performances at home and abroad. He has participated in a wide range of jazz concerts, recordings, and performances in a series of jazz festivals in Beijing, Shanghai, Northern Europe. He has also engaged in the cause of jazz education, by means of recording and publishing his personal VCDs concerning jazz-and-guitar teaching, writing jazz feature lectures for Modern Player, Guitar Fans and other magazines. He is now teaching jazz guitar in Beijing Midi Music School.
Liu Yue Jazz Trio
Formed in the summer of 2006, the leader of the band Liu Yue is one of the best jazz guitarists in China. Drummer Bei Bei and bassist Huang Yong are famous jazz musician too. Liu Yue always tries to mix up different elements in his music, such as jazz and Chinese music, so his music sounds very eastern. His music style is very characteristic, unique and warm but never obtrusive. He uses his superb skills of performance to express his deep understanding of jazz.