Upcoming Huu Bac Quintet / Gingerbeef (Double Bill)

  •  Saturday, Apr 27th, 2024
     8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Huu Bac was born in Vietnam to parents of Chinese and Vietnamese descent, Huu Bac grew up in Montreal with the jazz guitar until discovering the beauty of Far East string instruments in Shanghai and Beijing. Through travels and experiences around the World, The Huu Bac Quintet delivers a true dialogue among Asian, North, and South American cultures in a contemporary, original, and unique sound. Huu Bac Quintet – huu bac

Ginger Beef is on a mission to drag instrumental pop back into the mainstream. Since moving to Calgary after getting her master’s degree in classical performance, Li’s profile has soared in numerous local music scenes, and you’ve almost certainly heard MSG’s work, even if you don’t know it. (He is also the organist for the Calgary Flames.)
Balancing dazzling virtuosic performances and catchy melodies with deep grooves that lend pop appeal, MSG envisions Ginger Beef as a ‘funky Van Halen,’ — noting that brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen were classically trained pianists. The music is “a little exotic, crunchy, and surprisingly satisfying”.
Ginger Beef brings high-energy instrumental acrobatics to life with Li on a range of flutes — both Chinese and Western — and MSG on synth, keys, and guitar. Ginger Beef – A retro-pop collab between Jiajia Li and MSG (gingerbeefband.com)

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Band members

Huu Bac Quintet
Huu Bac Quach, dan bau (vietnamese monochord), erhu (chinese fiddle), quena (andean flute), jazz guitar
Guillaume Martineau, piano
Geneviève Morasse, violin
Jean-Félix Mailloux, upright bass
Patrick Simard, drums

Ginger Beef
Jaijia Li, flute
Warren Tse aka MSG, synth, keys, guitar
Daniel Nava, bass
Orlando Retana, drums

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