他对于与东亚音乐家合作发展新音乐的兴趣，也导致了他与韩国音乐家的合作，比如钢琴家 Kim Gyong Min（首尔，1999年11月）和鼓手／作曲家Won Il（首尔，2002年4月）。
Peter Scherr 是旅居香港的美国低音大提琴家／作曲家／音乐策划人，拥有20多年专业经验，从交响乐演奏一直到爵士与先锋音乐的表演和作曲。他曾与众多一流创意音乐家同台演出和录制唱片，其中包括他兄弟Tony Scherr、鼓手 Kenny Wollesson、Jim Black 和 Anton Fier、Bruce Huron、John Carlson、Matt McMahon 和 Simon Barker 等。Shcerr 先生追求在独特兴趣领域里音乐的出神入化和启迪。他目前的焦点是创意音乐概念的表现。他在香港组织和参与表演了一系列音乐会（现在已是第4个季度），把在创意音乐以及创作、演奏和录制原创作品方面处于先锋地位的艺术新秀汇聚一堂。他的长期目标之一，是利用世界各地最引入注意的即兴音乐家的才能，在香港实现创意音乐的普及。
In 2005, Matt McMahon and Simon Barker flew to Hong Kong to collaborate again with Peter Scherr. This project proved to be a departure from the group’s previous avant-garde explorations. The trio explored music of compelling simplicity: great songs that had not yet found their way into the jazz catalogue. Songs by artists such as Joni Mitchell, The Beatles and Nick Drake were read alongside original compositions. It was clear from the first rehearsals that something special was going on. The trio applied concepts of freedom and intensity to this material with stunning results. Audiences were captivated by this new sound and energy. The trio went into the recording studio, and in one trance-like session, captured an album of potent intimacy: Jazz Folk.
Pianist/ composer Matt McMahon and percussionist Simon Barker are two of Sydney’s finest improvising musicians.
Bassist/composer Peter Scherr, a long time resident of Hong Kong, is committed to bringing creative music to the region, and is delighted to welcome these two wonderful musicians back again.
Matt McMahon is a Sydney based pianist and composer who has been active on the Sydney scene since 1993.
Matt was classically trained before he pursued an interest in jazz in his late teens. He studied music as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree at Sydney University and completed an Associate Diploma in Jazz Studies from the NSW Conservatorium in 1994. Since then he has played professionally in a wide variety of contexts.
* pianist and musical director for the Vince Jones band
* has worked with many other singers including Grace Knight, Tina Harrod, Robyne Dunn
* played with Bobby Previte (USA) during his 1999 Australian “Bitches Brew Project” tour
* has performed in the bands of Dale Barlow, Guy Strazzullo, Steve Hunter, Gordon Brisker, Dave Panichi, Sandy Evans/Andrew Robson, Carl Dewhurst, and Phil Slater, among others
* won the National Jazz Award at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz in 1999
* actively involved with the group, the Band of Five Names having released two well respected albums and performing internationally and locally
* he leads his own groups and works in collaboration with many of Australia’s most respected musicians
* has performed at many festivals and clubs throughout Australia and internationally with many bands.
Simon studied at the Manhattan School of Music with John Riley, Keith Copeland and Marvin "Smitty" Smith.
Since returning to Australia in 1990 he has performed throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and the US including a 17-city Tran-Siberian concert tour of Russia with the Mark Isaacs trio.
He performs regularly with many of Australia's finest jazz groups such as the Band of Five Names, Scott Tinkler's Drub, Vince Jones, Baecastuff, James Muller Quartet and the Matt McMahon Trio. Simon has also played with many international touring artists including Claire Martin (UK), Sheila Jordan (US), Gary Smulyan, John Hicks and Carlos Ward (US).
Equally active in the jazz education field Simon has given workshops and private tuition at universities throughout East Asia including the Beijing Central Music Academy, Mahidol University (Thailand), All That Jazz series (Hong Kong), Hanoi Jazz co-op (Vietnam), Seoul Jazz Academy (Korea) and the Christchurch Polytechnic (NZ).
In 1998 and 2000 he was a guest performer for the Canberra School of Music’s Jazz Initiative program and regularly conducts master classes at Southern Cross University and the Billy Hyde’s drum academy.
His interest in developing new music with East Asian musicians has also led to collaborations with Korean musicians such as pianist Kim Gyong Min (Seoul, Nov ’99) and Korean drummer/composer Won Il (Seoul, April ’02).
Peter Scherr is an American double bassist/composer/musical strategist living in Hong Kong. He has over 20 years professional experience ranging from positions with symphony orchestras through jazz and avant-garde music performance and composition. He has performed and recorded with leading creative musicians such as his brother Tony Scherr, drummers Kenny Wollesson, Jim Black and Anton Fier, Bruce Huron, John Carlson, Matt McMahon and Simon Barker among many others. Mr. Scherr pursues musical excellence and inspiration in areas of unique interest. His current focus is the realization of creative music concepts. He produces and performs in a series of concerts in Hong Kong (now in its 4thseason), bringing together emerging artists on the vanguard of creative music, composing, performing and recording original works. One of his long-term goals is the establishment of a common practice of creative music in China, drawing on the talent of the most interesting improvisers from around the world.
“The general standard of Australian contemporary jazz releases is remarkable and this is one of the really outstanding ones” (Band Of Five Names).
JOHN CLARE, Sydney Morning Herald.
“澳大利亚当代爵士乐出品普遍颇有水准，而这些更是其中相当出色的”（Band Of Five Names）
―JOHN CLARE，《Sydney Morning Herald》
“It is very hard to think of an Australian production more beautifully played and recorded…” (Band of Five Names “Severance”)
JOHN CLARE, Sydney Morning Herald.
“澳洲的作品中应该那个没有比这演绎和录音得更美的了…”（Band of Five Names 的“Severance”）
―JOHN CLARE，《Sydney Morning Herald》
“Matthew McMahon on keyboards, apparently still a student, was remarkable, imaginative…”
MARK CHAPMAN, Drum Media.
“看上去还是个学生的 Matthew McMahon 演奏的电子琴如此非凡、富于想象…”
－MARK CHAPMAN，《Drum Media》
“The highlight of the week was a short set by pianist Matt McMahon, in trio with Jonathan Zwartz and Simon Barker. As well as some stunning (and rather neat) piano compositions, this set featured some absolutely exquisite solos from all concerned … I’m left with the feeling that this was the best live music I’ve seen in Sydney for a very long time.
CAL CLUGSTON, Revolver.
“这周的亮点是钢琴家 Matt McMahon 与Jonathan Zwartz 和 Simon Barker 的三人组演奏的一首短曲。就象他们一些精彩（且相当优雅）的钢琴作品一样，这首曲子中每位演奏者都演绎了一些极其细腻的独奏…看完他们的表演，我觉得这是我在悉尼很长时间以来听到的最好的现场音乐。”
“Musicians Matt McMahon, James Muller and Andrew Robson are the face of young Australian Jazz. That they have contributed musically so much to our culture already speaks volumes for the potential they possess and how much enjoyment and stimulation we can expect them to provide in the future. McMahon is a wonderfully allusive player, at times floating quietly on a breeze, then suddenly rumbling through a tune as if looking for a fight.”
CRAIG N PEARCE, Drum Media.
“音乐家 Matt McMahon、James Muller 和 Andrew Robson 是年轻的澳大利亚爵士乐的代表。他们在音乐上对我们文化的巨大贡献充分说明了他们所拥有的潜力以及我们将来可以从他们那里获得多少享受和刺激。McMahon 是一位擅长隐喻的音乐家，有时他安静地随微风飘荡，忽然又隆隆狂然，似乎要寻衅打架。”
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