Sunday, July 20, 2008
Wave Alchemist by Dennis Lau feat. Gina Panizales Live@ Sunrise Jazz Festival 2008- Plaza Mont Kiara, 25th July 2008 (Friday), 9pm!
My Bro Jimmy Sax is Back!! woohoo,,You could expect the Unexpected! *winks*
Gina Panizales has always been in love with music. Ever since her schooldays, she has been very active in participating in choirs, musicals and theater productions. It
It was when she discovered jazz that her career in music really took off. Citing Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Tania Maria, Dinah Washington, BB King, Etta James, Al Jarreau, Diane Schuur, Diane Reeves, Poncho Sanchez and Celia Cruz as her influences, she slowly transformed her sound from popular music and R&B to jazz, blues and latin which she has always loved listening to.
In 2006, Gina finally decided that it was high time for her to record her debut album. Having kept several songs for years, she sought the help of renowned local jazz guitarist and producer Roger Wang to produce her album, titled Finally. The album was recorded and mastered at RAM Productions in Kota Kinabalu and Sonique Productions in Kuala Lumpur.
Solo Violinist/ Songwriter Dennis Lau is one of Malaysia’s rising star musicians, carving a prominent impact on the contemporary jazz/ pop music scene. Dennis began his violin training at the tender age of 8, under the tutelage of Miss Nora Kim and Mr. Andrew Chye, and obtained the ATCL Diploma by the age of 15. This protégé was the Award Winner for Outstanding Performance for the world class Trinity College London, LTCL examinations and subsequently in the following year, was awarded for Outstanding Performance for Violin for the Trinity College London FTCL examinations before completing his degree under the Newcastle Music Degree Program, Australia. From years of experience in performing and influences of classical, pop and jazz, Dennis has mastered the skill of amalgamating the musical elements from different genres of classical, pop, and R&B into his latest jazz compositions. His music is a mix of jazz and R&B, with a funky twist, resulting in a fusion of modern and fresh contemporary jazz sounds.
Dennis’s music and presence can claim fame from his regular performances at KL & Singapore's feature socialite events and his frequent musical showcases at notable jazz venues around KL and Singapore as well.
In the past, Dennis has teamed up with James Boyle and The Ragged Tigers and featured in both the annual Penang Island Jazz Festival in 2006 and 2007, the Genting International Jazz Festival in 2007 and together performed by invitation at the Gumi Cultural Jazz Festival in Korea.. Dennis is currently in the midst of producing his maiden album due to be released early 2009, which he composed and produced himself.
Swing by the Sunrise Jazz Festival 2008@ Plaza Mont Kiara for a stellar line up of Malaysian musicians performing Original Compositions by Dennis Lau & Gina
-July 25th, 2008 ( Fri ), 9pm Onwards
Electric Violin: Dennis Lau
Saxophone: Jimmy Sax
Keyboards: Wilson Jong
Bass: Ken Chung
Vocals: Gina Panizales
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