This November, Freespace celebrates two of Hong Kong’s finest jazz musicians – Eugene Pao and Ted Lo – with a one-night-only performance of fusion, classics and original compositions. Lo and Pao, each with more than 30 years’ experience in the international music scene, are joined on stage by a line-up of friends and top local jazz artists for a night of musical mastery.
This performance is part of Freespace Jazz Fest 2020 – a programme of music and art events celebrating the innovation and diversity of one of the world’s most popular forms of music.
7 November 2020 (Saturday)
Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including an intermission
The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)
$400, $280 ($224 for wheelchair users and a companion)
- 20% discount for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students.
- If you are a wheelchair user or a person with a disability, you are entitled to buy one ticket at a concessionary price and one additional ticket at the same price for a companion. If there are more than two people in your party, all other tickets will be at standard price unless the party members qualify for a concession in their own right.
- Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission. Concessionary tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.
- Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
- The above discount offers are not valid in conjunction with other promotional offers.
- Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.
- The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme.
- For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
- Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
- Temperature checks will be carried out before admission. Please arrive early to help prevent delays. Visitors showing a temperature of 37.5°C or above will not be able to participate.
- If you have travelled outside of Hong Kong in the past 14 days or are wearing a home quarantine tracking wristband, please wait until your quarantine period is over before visiting West Kowloon.
- Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Discount offers at our restaurants and cafes for Freespace Jazz Fest ticket holders
Jazz Fest ticket holders may claim a same-day Discount Redemption Card and enjoy the following special offers at our restaurants and cafes. Details
(852) 2200 0022, firstname.lastname@example.org
(852) 2200 0011 (Hotline only available on event dates), email@example.com
For accessibility services, please contact Jessie Chung on (852) 2200 0794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adverse Weather Arrangements
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.
About the Artists:
Hong Kong’s most publicly recognised jazz musician, Eugene Pao has been at the vanguard of promoting jazz in the territory since his return from studies in the US in the mid-1980s. As Hong Kong’s premier jazz guitarist, Pao has performed at international jazz festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs around the world, playing and recording with various jazz greats. He has composed for TV commercials and film soundtracks, and in 2008 was featured on the cover of Esquire HK’s 20th anniversary issue as one of the city’s 20 most influential men.
Born in Hong Kong, Ted Lo graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1976 and began his musical career as a jazz pianist in Boston and New York. By 1990, Lo had collaborated with an impressive list of modern jazz greats including The Ron Carter Quartet, Herbie Mann and Family of Mann, Astrud Gilberto, Dave Valentin, Special Efx and others. Lo has performed at world-renowned venues and jazz festivals such as Blue Note Jazz Club (New York), Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles), Keystone Korner (San Francisco), Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (London), North Sea Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival. In 1995, Lo made his debut performance in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, returning to the city in 1996 to pursue a career as musician, educator, composer, arranger and producer in jazz and other genres.
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Tickets available from 9 October 2020 (Friday) at 10:00am.