ALL STAR JAZZ TRIO ii ft. Jens Bunge, Richard Jackson, Rick Smith

Thu Aug 25 2022 at 07:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Maduro | Singapore

ALL STAR JAZZ TRIO ii ft. Jens Bunge, Richard Jackson, Rick Smith
Maduro presents a mid-week special: ALL STAR JAZZ TRIO ft. Richard Jackson, Rick Smith & special guest Jens Bunge on chromatic harmonica.
About this Event

Maduro presents a 2-night-only special with ALL STAR JAZZ TRIO ft.
JENS BUNGE (harmonica)
RICK SMITH (guitar)

R & R (Richard & Rick) was born from the performance of vocalist Richard Jackson with the legendary house-band at Harry's bar at Boat Quay Singapore, where Rick Smith had been the band leader/guitarist for over 17 years. When the venue finally closed it was only natural for the two to continue as a duo.

German jazz harmonica player Jens Bunge, who first met Rick in 1994, has been a regular featured guest of this duo since 2008 whenever he is in town. They performed and recorded together in Singapore and KL. The trio is known for their great musical chemistry, they offer sensitive and intimate interpretations of a wide repertoire of Jazz, Latin, Soul and R&B.
Jens plays the chromatic harmonica, following the tradition of Belgium harmonica player Jean "Toots" Thielemans who once wrote about him:
We must welcome Jens Bunge to the growing ranks of chromatic harmonica players in jazz. (...) Jens has a round tone and technique, supported by musicianship. Good luck, the road is not easy but you've got the conviction and the equipment."

Jens Bunge – chromatic harmonica

Jens Bunge was born September 24, 1963. At the age of 18, he began to teach himself to play the chromatic harmonica. Influenced by the recordings of Toots Thielemans, he soon found his passion for jazz.

In the mid 80’s he began to perform with local big bands and jazz groups, receiving more and more acknowledgement for his melodic improvisation style.

In the following years, Jens Bunge played with the German Jazz Youth Orchestra “BuJazzO” (conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer) and jazz musicians such as Art Farmer, Barbara Dennerlein, Emil Mangelsdorff, Judy Roberts and Patricia Barber. Concert tours and guest performances brought him to Spain, Italy, Prague, Krakow, Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Bangkok, Shanghai and Wellington/New Zealand.

As a “Master of Harmonica” he was invited to perform and conduct jazz workshops at the World Harmonica Festivals in Trossingen/Germany, the Asia Pacific Harmonica Festivals in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Merate Musica in Italy and the SPAH Convention in St. Louis/USA.

Alternating with Jamey Aebersold, he was a long time regular writer for the jazz column of the magazine "The Harmonica Educator".

By now, Jens Bunge has recorded eight albums under his own name and appears as a guest on recordings of Peter Lehel („Ballads“), Chantal (“Live At The Cavern”, “At Abbey Road”, DVD “Chantal Meets Tony Sheridan”), Ruth Ling ("Simple Love Song"), Rick Smith ("The Liminal Man"), Kai Tse ("Slowness"), Jeremy Monteiro (“Christmas In Our Hearts”,“Gong Xi”, “Brazilian Dreams”), Melissa Tham (“Falling In Love Again”) and many other musicians around the world.

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Your table is ready anytime from 7pm. Relax, kick back with your favourite cocktail or a glass of wine. We have a wide selection of whisky, wine and more!

Live music will begin at 8.30pm.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Maduro, 40C Harding Road, Singapore, Singapore


SGD 65.00

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