Taiwanese jazz ensemble Sizhukong (絲竹空) has been booked for a 3.5-hour slot at Jazzycolors, the premium jazz music festival in Paris.
Founded by Berklee College of Music alumni Peng Yuwen, Sizhukong has held over 200 performances since its establishment in 2005. Its accolades include Best Instrumental Album for "Paper Eagle” at the 2010 Golden Melody Awards.
Known for its unique blend of jazz music composed and arranged with traditional Chinese instruments, Sizhukong is driven by its core artistic group - director Peng (composer, arranger, keyboards), composer Alex Wu (percussion, erhu, vocals), flutist Huang Chihping (dizi, xiao), and artist Chen Chihling (Chinese lute, mandolin).
The four-person ensemble often teams up with other international artists to deliver a different musical experience, and for their Nov. 14 performance in Paris, Sizhukong will be joined by Japanese bassist Toshi Fujii (藤井俊充) and U.S. drummer Cody Byassee.
Sizhukong will also perform a solo concert at Parisian jazz bar Le Cosy on Nov. 17 before traveling to Spain for a two-day show at Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid on Nov. 19 and 20 as part of the Ministry of Culture's Spotlight Taiwan project.
Nov. 14 | Jazzycolors
Nov. 17 | Solo Concert
Nov. 19 - 20 | Spotlight Taiwan