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Jazz Club
Jazz Club
Quyen Van Minh
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Special Vietnam Evening

Nov 24, 2001

Quyen Van Minh originator and maestro of Vietnamese Jazz taught himself about the jazz saxophone after encountering jazz on the American radio and BBC during the Vietnam War. Years after the war, he became the first jazz/saxophone instructor at the Hanoi National Conservatory of Music. There he teachers young musicians mostly teenagers how to develop their own style of jazz, unique to Vietnam. Now he performs live every night at his Jazz Club, which is the first and only genuine Jazz Club in Vietnam.

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Minh had first experimented mixing traditional Vietnamese themes with Jazz over 10 years ago. Since then, he felt the need to create his own style as a Vietnamese saxophonist and composer in order to be heard by listeners around the world. He plays with an ordinary jazz combo but except for the standards, he proposes a music which is close to the Vietnamese heart and exotic to foreign listeners

European Jazz Festival 24/11 - 7/12/2001

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