3／15 & 16 WED & THU 9:00PM
Jeremy Monteiro& Eugene Pao Duo
Guitar: Eugene Pao
Jeremy Monteiro (pianist, vocalist, composer, jazz educator) has won critical acclaim in many parts of the world. He has performed all over the world in addition to numerous occasions at home in Singapore, where he has been dubbed "Singapore's King Of Swing" by the local press. He currently acts as an International Arts Ambassador for EFG Bank, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
Jeremy has performed internationally at some of the most prestigious international jazz festivals and stages. In November of 2014, he performed on one of the main stages of the EFG London Jazz Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in concert that also included the Kenny Barron and Dave Holland duo.
In June of 2015, he performed at the City of London Festival at the top of the Walkie Talkie Tower. And in November 2015, he returned to the EFG London Jazz Festival to play at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room with his group “Jeremy Monteiro & Alberto Marsico with the Jazz-Blues Brothers”.
Eugene Pao is Hong Kong’s most publicly recognized jazz musician and his name is synonymous with jazz in our city. Such reputation cannot be more deserving as Eugene has been at the vanguard of promoting jazz in the territory through his performances and recordings over the last twenty plus years.
Hong Kong first discovered its own guitar hero in the mid 1980’s when Eugene returned from studies in the U.S. and began playing around town. Recognition came early from leading jazz musicians. Some of his early recordings featured such legends as bassist Eddie Gomez, blues great Jimmy Witherspoon and saxophonist Michael Brecker.