Ms. Le Zhang (CH) as Maggie Choo reincarnated in a live jazz concert in Mandarin-Chinese
Featuring the remarkable high-level jazz musicians from Sunny Trio Band (TH).
★ Saturday 20th of January at 9PM.
★ No Cover Charge / Dress Code : Chinese
★ Le Zhang ★
Lauded by Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)as "a rising young star with a remarkable gift" for their collaboration on the Zen Shaolin Project, jazz singer and composer Le Zhang leads the wave of Chinese artists who bring the power of traditional Chinese musical arts to the home of American jazz.
Le Zhang won the Sir Roland Hanna Memorial Awards for jazz performance in NYC and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. Equally at home as arranger and vocalist, she is active as a performer in both NY and Shanghai. Her original music and arrangements of traditional Chinese folk songs in modern jazz context are capturing the attention of the American and Chinese Public alike.
Le Zhang is collaborating with Emmy Winning Producer Dave Liang (Shanghai Restoration Project), their album "the Classics" entered the top 10 itunes US electronic charts in 2014. The new original album "Life Elsewhere" was released in August 2016.
Maggie Choo's is named after a Shanghai cabaret owner who fled her hometown in 1931 following the Japanese invasion that tore the city apart. Shortly after arriving in Bangkok, she opened a Thai-Chinese shoe box restaurant crammed into a basement ten meters below Silom road serving authentic Thai Chinese shop-house food. When one day, she discovered behind the wall in the corner of the restaurant an entrance that lead to a derelict 19th century East India company bank built in 1847 used for storing porcelain and spices that the British used to carry back to England for Queen Victoria, her past caught up with her and she converted the old bank into a cabaret, just like when she used to host back in her beloved Shanghai.