Jazz Age II Party: This Side of Paradise

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Finale of “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe”:
Jazz Age II Party: This Side of Paradise

To celebrate the end of our year-long project “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe”, Fringe Club proudly presents the spotlight event of the year - “Jazz Age II Party: This Side of Paradise” on the International Jazz Day on 30 April. The party, featuring seven renowned local jazz bands showcasing irresistibly danceable tunes, starts at 7:30pm and will continue until late into the night.  

The phrase “This Side of Paradise” comes from the novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the most famed American novelists of the Jazz Age (and he borrowed the phrase from a poem by Rupert Brooke). 

The old Dairy Farm shop at the Fringe Club will be transformed into an ostentatious “Paradise” with flashy, bling-bling crystal decorations; the Underground Theatre will exude the classic ambience of a 1920s American jazz club, and the Upstairs Theatre will be turned into a jazzy and trendy chill-out space with special lighting.  Photographs of memorable moments during the “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” project will be exhibited in the Vault Café.

Party-goers are sure to enjoy dressing up; dancing to jazz standards, ranging from jazz standards to Swing, and from original songs to Canto-jazz; indulging in nostalgic 1920s-themed cocktails, and experiencing the extravagant and romantic golden age of jazz.

 

Dress code: 

Ladies - Bangles & Beads, Fringes & Fascinators
Gents - Hats (Panama or Fedora) & Dancing Shoes

 

Party Highlights:

B/F Vault Café

7:30pm
Opening of “Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe” Visible Photo Exhibition

7:45pm | 8:45pm   
Jazz Trio Voyage led by jazz guitarist Tjoe Man Cheung

Tjoe Man Cheung (guitar)
Scott Dodd (double bass)
Almond Yeung (drums)

9:45pm
Blues Trio led by Hong Kong premier blues harmonica player Henry Chung

Henry Chung (harmonica)
Ram Cheung (acoustic guitar)
Isaac So (acoustic slide guitar)

 

G/F Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery (main entrance)

Photo booth and games stall are prepared.  Come as a glamorous “Flappers” with bangles and beads, fringes and fascinators for ladies; panama or fedora hats and dancing shoes for gents.

 

G/F Underground Theatre

8:30pm | 9:30pm   
Cantopop & Mandopop jazz band Gwat6 Koeng5 led by jazz singer Kylie Choy

Kylie Choy (vocals)
Bernard Hui (arranger, keyboards)
Rod Chui (co-arranger, harmonica)
Chan Kam-ming (bass)
Kwok Wing-hei (trumpet)
Samson Sin (drums)

 

G/F Dairy

8pm | 9pm
Happy-Go-Lucky Big Band
Leader: Kenny Matsuura, Vocals: Yumi

10pm | 11pm                     
Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra
Leader: Taka Hirohama, Vocals: Larry Yu
Guest Appearance: Jazz Diva Elaine Liu, vocalist Raymond Young

 

1/F Upstairs Theatre

8:15pm | 9:15pm
Jazz Quartet led by award-winning composer and pianist Patrick Lui

Patrick Lui (keyboards)
Paulo Levi (saxophone)
Scott Dodd (double bass)
Andy Gander (drums)

10:15pm
Jazz Quartet led by Hong Kong Jazz Grandmaster Ted Lo

Ted Lo (keyboards)
Teriver Cheung (guitar)
Sylvain Gagnon (bass)
Laurent Robin (drums)


2/F Colette’s Artbar

7pm - 12:30am (last order: 11:30pm)
A place for relaxation and chit-chatting with friends - proceed to the Colette's Artbar to enjoy special cocktails of the 1920s.

Remarks:

  • Admission will be started 30 minutes before event time.
  • Cash bar will be opened during event. No outside drink or food is allowed inside the venue.
  • No cloak room service available.
  • Fringe member ticket holders: Fringe Club membership card MUST be presented at the door