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Ocean Park x Jazz World Live Series 2018-19 Stages Multiple Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Maestro Bob James’ First Returning Concert in Hong Kong


Ocean Park x Jazz World Live Series 2018-19 is set to amaze local jazz aficionados with a jazz piano trio performance by Bob James Trio, the ensemble headed by multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and arranger Bob James. The jazz icon is returning to Hong Kong ten years after his last performance here with legendary Jazz group Fourplay. This time he will perform with bassist Michael Palazzolo and drummer Ron Otis at the Applause Pavilion on 27 February.
Hailed as a progenitor and father of contemporary jazz, James began his music career with his first solo album, Bold Conceptions, recorded in 1963, the same year he was discovered by the great Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival. With a career spanning five decades, James has produced sophisticated tunes that seamlessly meld jazz with rock, pop, R&B, and classical music. To date, he has recorded and released 58 albums and received multiple Grammy Awards and nominations. He is also the founding member of Fourplay. His latest album, Espresso, has already topped Apple Music Jazz Chart and ranked second on the US Billboard Jazz Album Chart.
“We are thrilled to host modern jazz icon Bob James’ first returning concert in Hong Kong after his last performance ten years ago with Fourplay in the Ocean Park x Jazz World Live Series 2018-19. Since September last year, the series has been an unprecedented success, elevating the Park’s profile as a new hub for appreciating jazz music among those with an ear and love for jazz. We will continue to search for opportunities to bring more world-class live entertainment to enhance our night-time guest experience,” said Vivian Lee, Executive Director for Sales, Marketing and Public Affairs of Ocean Park.
For a more holistic experience at the Ocean Park x Jazz World Live Series 2018-19, guests can indulge in a jazz-themed dinner, Jazz Menu, specially designed by Ocean Park at Neptune’s Restaurant and available on each concert night. The three-course dinner is inspired by local dishes from the birthplace of jazz – New Orleans, and paired with a selection of fine champagne, and red and white wine to tantalise diner’s senses. For concert-goers running short of time, the Lakeside Chill bar offers a Lakeside Jazz Combo that comes with a Lakeside cocktail served in a special jazz-themed upright bottle.