Sunday 10 Oct // 21:00

A CAUSTIC TRIO (FRANCE)

NINEGATES JAZZ FESTIVAL


Masato HONDA JAZZ BAND

The ” Masato HONDA JAZZ BAND (JAPAN)”will not be able to appear due to unforeseen circumstances

A CAUSTIC TRIO

Two major encounters in Christophe Lier musical journeys – 1998, in Hong Kong with bassist Peter Scherr, 2008 in Beijing with drummer Jimmy – lead to this newly formed trio. Their music deeply rooted into post bop era spreads widely into various musical spheres with humour, spontaneity, and constant creativity.

CHRISTOPHE LIER (piano, France)

Born in Paris, Lier  studied piano jazz with one of the finest jazz masters in France, Michel Sardaby. He moved to Hong Kong in 1994 where he played a leading role in the city jazz life. Lier’s Jazz trio was scheduled during 5 years at the famous Hong Kong jazz club. He performed as well at the HK Art center Blues festival (1997) and the “Jazz to kill” festival (1998), touring twice in Taiwan with jazz legend, saxophonist Hal Singer (1998,1999) and taking part in the Henessy XO Jazz tour (Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan) and the Juan-Les-Pins (France) jazz festival (2002) with Hal Singer.

After returning to France, Lier plays both with his organ trio and piano trio, at the festival “Jazz in Marciac” (2009, 2010) and the Vannes  jazz festival.

PETER SCHERR (double bass, US)

He has over 20 years professional experience ranging from positions with symphony orchestras through jazz and experimental music performance and composition. Mr. Scherr has performed and recorded with leading creative musicians such as his brother Tony Scherr, Jenny Scheinman, Jim Black, Briggan Krauss, Allison Miller, Joe Rosenberg, Matt McMahon, Simon Barker and many others.

Mr. Scherr pursues musical excellence and inspiration in areas of unique interest. His current focus is the realization of creative music concepts. One of his long-term goals is the establishment of a common practice of creative music in China, drawing on the talent of the most interesting improvisers from around the world.

JIMMY BIALA (drums, US)

Percussionist and drummer Jimmy Biala is originally from San Francisco, California United States. Jimmy has traveled as a performing musician and music educator in Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and China. He has been involved in many different creative music and jazz project ensembles including the Search Five project which combines poetry, music and dance together in collaborative performance of original composition and improvisation.

During 2 years Jimmy lived in Beijing and was the artistic director of the SambAsia Beijing Samba percussion and dance ensemble. In the summer 2009 and 2010, he tours France and plays with Christophe Lier at the Marciac Jazz Festival.

He currently lives in San Fransisco.

  • Start: 21:00
  • Tickets: Rmb 80 / 50 (presale)