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The world's best to perform at 2010 Summer Jazz

The world's best to perform at 2010 Summer Jazz

The world's four famous jazz musicians will perform their diverse music styles to swing listeners' troubles away in Taipei in August and September at the 2010 Summer Jazz, the island's largest Jazz event.
On August 27, the revered Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera from Cuba presenting "Quintet" will enchant jazz fans with his passionate performing style.
The artist turns 62 this year but shows no signs of slowing down. He is the only Jazz artist who bagged the Best Jazz Album and the Best Classical Album from the Latin Grammy Awards. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Latin music in 1991.
On August 29, the highly acclaimed jazz pianist Chucho Vald?s, also from Cuba, will perform "The Afro-Cuban Messengers" for Taipei audiences. Noted for his big hands and amazing playing techniques, Vald?s turns the piano into a hurricane of melody, harmony, and rhythm. He is most renowned for the perfect combination of Cuban traditional music with standard Jazz elements.
On September 3, the American jazz saxophone genius Joshua Redman will present the piano-less trio that is set to challenge the most demanding music lovers. Redman is one of the most celebrated and charismatic artists to have emerged in the decade of the nineties.
Last but not least, jazz pianist Eliane Elias from Brazil will render purist Bossa Nova jazz on September 10. Her soft and romantic singing style is a not-to-be missed treat from the jazz festival.
Daniel Shen, a famous DJ based in Taipei, said he's sure that the annual Summer Jazz is one of the best musical events in Taiwan. "The four performances will show jazz improvisation with complicated rhythm and that the very spirit of jazz is 'keep going,'" he said at the press conference held yesterday.
2010 Summer Jazz is hosted by the National Concert and Theatre Hall and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, Taiwan. The four performances will be held at the National Concert Hall. Ticketing sale begins on June 1. More information is available through www.artsticket.com.tw