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“Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music.”

— Herbie Hancock

Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States. It was born out of a confluence of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th- and 20th-century American popular music. From its beginnings in the early 20th century, jazz has spawned a variety of subgenres: New Orleans Dixieland dating from the early 1910s, big band-style swing from the 1930s and 1940s, and jazz fusion from the 1970s. As the music has spread around the world, it has drawn on local, national and regional musical cultures, its aesthetics being adapted to its varied environments and giving rise to many distinctive styles of popular music. Since 1971, Min-On has staged a number of unforgettable concerts in many different genres of jazz and popular music, including performances by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Carlos Santana from the United States, among many others from around the world.

Jazz and Pop

Gilbert Becaut, French pop singer in 1971Gilbert Becaut, French pop singer in 1971 Iva Zanicchi, Italian vocalist in 1978Iva Zanicchi, Italian vocalist in 1978 Benny Goodman Jazz Orchestra from USA in 2011Benny Goodman Jazz Orchestra from USA in 2011Tina Arena from AustraliaTina Arena from AustraliaMalcom McNiell from New ZealandMalcom McNiell from New Zealand
1971 Gilbert Becaut, French pop singer
1978 Iva Zanicchi, Italian vocalist
1984 George Chakiris, Broadways popular singer
1986 Wayne Shorter, American jazz saxophonist
1987 Susanne Vega, American folk singer
1988 Pat Boone, American popular singer
1988 Tina Turner, American R & B singer
1990 Patti Page, American pop singer
1990 Natalie Cole, American jazz singer
1991 Chaka Khan, American Rock and Roll singer
1991 Ben E. King, American soul singer
1994 Herbie Hancock, American jazz pianist
1996 Steve Barakatt, Canadian pianist
1996 Elvis Presley Jr., American pop singer
1998 Broadway Musical “Smokey Joe’s “Café”
2001 United Kingdom National Youth Music Theatre
2002 Lina Sastri, Italian pop singer
2002 Korean Musical “GAMBLER” (Seense Musical Company)
2003 “Directions in Music” by Herbie Hancock, Micheal Brecker and Roy Hargrove
2005 “Emissaries for Peace” by Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter
2006 Nester Torres, American jazz flutist
2009 Shunzo Ono, Japanese American jazz trumpeter
2011 Temptations, American R & B singing group
2011 Benny Goodman Jazz Orchestra from the United States