Jazz Masterclass is one of the programmes of the “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” project, presented by the Fringe Club and the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra. Japanese big band arranger Masaru Uchibori will conduct a masterclass for the band-members. It’s open to the public and musicians are invited. Come and sharpen your musical skills!
In the concert "Big Band Night - All That Swing" on April 28, the big band will perform pieces arranged by Masaru Uchibori.
Masaru Uchibori was born in Tokyo. At high school, he joined the school brass band, and has played trombone ever since. He was a member of the big band and the brass band at university, learning jazz theory from Mr. Sadao Watanabe and playing trombone in Watanabe’s rehearsal orchestra.
In 1974, Uchibori received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, and after graduating he returned to Japan, where he works as a freelance arranger of various music genres.
In 1995 he formed the Masaru Uchibori Big Band, which performs monthly. Since then, he has worked with many bands and musicians, including the Tokyo Union Big Band with Jimmy Scott, the Sharps and Flats Big Band with Helen Merrill, the New Hard Big Band with Carroll Sloan, the Blue Coats Big Band with Salina Jones, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Air Self Defense Force Central Music Corps and the Ground Self Defense Force Central Music Corps.
He has been the judge of many music contests, including the Yamano Big Band Contest and the Asakusa Jazz Contest, and is active in events for amateur bands. He has released two CDs: WAYNE (2004) and A Dedication To Jazz Giants (2010).
Tickets available at Fringe Club box office and art-mate.net
$150 (participant), $100 (observer);
20% off (*Fringe members), 30% off (**Student, Senior)
*Fringe Club membership card MUST be presented at the door.
**Student card/ Identity card MUST be presented at the door.
- If you are interested in participating in the master class, please select "$150 - Participant" ticket price category. Please bring your own instrument to the Masterclass. Limited quota, first-come-first served.
- If you would like to attend the master class as an audience, please select "$100 - Observer" ticket price category. Seats are limited, first-come-first served.
- Admission: 30 minutes before show time.
- No outside drink or food is allowed inside the venue.
- Limited seats, first-come-first-served.
“Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
The content of these programmes does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong Fringe Club reserves the right to change the programmes and performers
Fringe Club (852) 2521 7251
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