Welcome in HK to Olivier Hutman and Jonathan Orland for a
Friday, 9pm, featuring :
Olivier Hutman (keys), Jonathan Orland (sax), Sylvain Gagnon (bass) and Lloyd Yamid (drums)
Olivier began studying classical piano at the age of four. He obtained a doctorate in 1978 for a thesis on urban music in Ghana, directed by cinematographer and ethnologist Jean Rouch.
It was Oscar Peterson’s discovery that led him to devote himself to jazz. He started in 1975 with the group Moravagine, which he formed with Denis Barbier and Mino Cinelu. From 1975 to 1977, he participated in the formation of jazz-rock Chute libre with the brothers Cinelu. Later (1980-1982), he played keyboard in a quartet by Christian Escoudé.
Olivier subsequently participated in numerous musical projects. His collaborators include Tony Scott, Art Farmer, Didier Lockwood, Clifford Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Turk Mauro, Pepper Adams, Harry Edison, James Moody, Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Eddy Louiss, Éric Le Lann, Joe Lee Wilson, Mundell Lowe, Ted Nash, Jimmy Gourley, Junior Cook, Frank Wess, Marc Bertaux, Claude Barthélemy, Denise King or Tony Rabeson.
Born in musical family, French jazz musician Jonathan Orland began playing music during his childhood in Paris, starting with the piano and the clarinet. In his early teenage years, he developed a passion for jazz and taught himself the saxophone before beginning formal studies with Thomas Savy, Tom Buckner, and André Villégier.
At age 22 Jonathan was offered a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he had the privilege of studying with great musicians such as George Garzone, Hal Crook, Bill Pierce and Greg Osby. After finishing his studies at Berklee, Jonathan headed for Montreal, where he completed a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance at McGill University and took part in projects with great artists such as Kevin Dean and Rick Rosato.
Back in Paris, Jonathan released his first album as a leader ‘Homes’, in 2012, on the label BeeJazz. The band is a quintet composed of young musicians from all over the world, and George Garzone, who Jonathan considers as his mentor, is featured on some tracks.
Jonathan has played in numerous venues and festivals in France and across the world, including: Le New Morning (Paris), Sunset-Sunside (Paris), le Nouveau Casino, Jazz à Vannes, Budapest Jazz Club, Piec’Art (Krakow), Shablul (Tel-Aviv), Upstairs (Montreal) and more
Canadian bassist, Sylvain played accordion as a child, moving later to guitar, and finally settling on the bass. He plays both the upright double bass and various bass guitars.
While still living in Canada, he earned a formidable reputation for the precision and the expression of his playing. He recorded and gigged with some A-list international jazz names, including pianist Joey Calderazzo and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, and established his own record label, Lost Chart Records.
He accepted an invitation in 2000 from Eugene Pao to play in a "dream band" of international players (Eugene Pao, Ted Lo, Tots Tolentino, Tamaya Honda and Sylvain Gagnon) then definitively moved to Hong Kong 4 months later.
Once settled in, as well as playing with most of the leading Hong Kong resident jazz musicians, Sylvain swiftly filled his diary with session work and tours with Canto-pop artists. But he found it hard to get the time to compose his own music.
Sylvain assembled a quartet comprising Yoyong Aquino on piano, Paulo Levi on saxophones, and Cameron Reid on drums, then he was asked to be musical director for shows by singer Bianca Wu, with whom he works regularly.
Now Sylvain still live in Honk Kong where he regularly plays with best Jazz musicians in town.
Lloyd is a passionate drummer originally from Cebu City, Philippines. Even as a child he loved the sound of drums and cymbals, and dreamed of making a name for himself in his chosen music career.
When he relocated to Hong Kong, Lloyd was able to achieve a lot of things he previously would not have imagined. He was first able to play with many of the talented Filipino and Hong Kong musicians such as Danny Summer, Gloria Tang (G.E.M) and Rodger Cheung.
As an endorser of Soultone Cymbals, Lloyd has already performed in Clinics in the Philippines, sharing his knowledge, experience and passion for drumming. Look for more educational seminars in Hong Kong and the region.
Lloyd has recently completed a solo album entitled “AN INSPIRATION”, which is released in July 2016. This was recorded with many musicians in Hong Kong, to whom Lloyd has already expressed his lifelong gratitude.
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