American jazz band to perform in HN

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VietNam News English - 82 month(s) ago 8 readings

A jazz performance by the American Ari Roland Jazz Quartet and Vietnamese veteran jazz saxophonist Quyen Van Minh will be given at Ha Noi's Youth Theatre on Thursday.


The quartet includes Ari Roland (double bass), Chris Byars (tenor saxophone), Zaid Nasser (alto saxophone) and Keith Balla (drums), who have been together for more than 20 years.

Minh is one of the most notable musicians in Ha Noi and has run a jazz club in Ha Noi's Old Quarter for many years. His father is a guitarist and saxophonist. His mother is a singer with alto voice.

When Minh was a teenage saxophone student he began to teach himself jazz after listening to the radio during the American War. Minh's father did not support his son's interest in jazz until 1974 when he gave him an alto saxophone.

The show, which is co-organised by the US Embassy Ha Noi and the Viet Nam Music Academy, is non-ticket event. People can register at – Registration – Ari – Roland/. – VNS

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