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Jazz & Popular

“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 Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington from the United States, among many others from around the world.

Gilbert Becaut, French pop singer in 1971

Benny Goodman Jazz Orchestra from USA in 2011

Tina Arena from Australia

Iva Zanicchi, Italian vocalist in 1978

Malcom McNiell from New Zealand

Jazz & Pop

1971   Gilbert Becaut, French pop singer


1978   Iva Zanicchi, Italian vocalist


1980   Gal Costa from Brazil

1988


1984   George Chakiris, Broadways popular singer


1986   Gilberto Gil from Brazil


1986   Wayne Shorter, American jazz saxophonist


1987   Bobby Vinton


1987   Elizeth Cardoso


1987   Susanne Vega, American folk singer


1988   Pat Boone, American popular singer


1988   Tina Turner, American R & B singer


1988   Super Sound Dream Jazz Session in Japan, Herbie Hancock etc.


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


2014   Sururu na Roda from Brazil


2014   New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

2016


2015   Flairck Global Orchestra


2015   Idan Raichel Project from Israel


2016   Arrow Jazz Orchestra with Margareta Bengtson from Sweden


2017   Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington

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