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Simply put, Eugene Pao is Hong Kong’s most publicly recognized jazz musician and his name is synonymous with jazz in our city. Such reputation cannot be more deserving as Eugene has been at the vanguard of promoting jazz in the territory through his performances and recordings over the last twenty plus years.

Hong Kong first discovered its own guitar hero in the mid 1980’s when Eugene returned from studies in the U.S. and began playing around town. Recognition came early from leading jazz musicians. Some of his early recordings featured such legends as bassist Eddie Gomez, blues great Jimmy Witherspoon and saxophonist Michael Brecker.

He made his first solo album in 1996 called “By The Company You Keep” with a stellar cast of Jazz greats, drummer Jack DeJonette bassist John Patitucci and Michael Brecker again on saxophone. In 1999, Eugene released “This Window” another outstanding album, on which he penned half of the tunes, with the support of Jack DeJohnette, bassist Marc Johnson and pianist Joey Calderazzo. In 2001, Eugene traveled to Europe and recorded a set of beautiful, lyrical standards with the Mads Vinding Trio from Denmark called “Pao”. In 2004 he released “Naked Time”, a fiery 1994 recording with Brecker, James Genus, Dan Gottlieb, Jeff Andrews, Manolo Badrena and compatriot Ted Lo. Getting the old music out to his appreciative following left him free to focus on the future. In 2005, Eugene Pao Project was released, a multi-media DVD concept filmed without an audience at Hong Kong’s Academy For The Performing Arts, featuring top Asian musicians and mixed in 5.1 surround sound. In 2006, Eugene was invited to form the “Asian Super Guitar Project” with two other guitarists, Kazumi Watanabe from Japan and Jack Lee from Korea, a guitar trio unique in its genre gathering and mixing differences of cultures, influences, politics and religion from three Asian countries, Japan, China and Korea. They got together in the summer of 2006 and made a record entitled “ Guitar Sam Guk Ji”.

Jazz greats with whom he has performed on stage over the years include Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Terumasa Hino, Freddie Hubbard, Bob Berg , Jackie McClean, Joe Pass, Ulf Wakenius, Ernie Watts, Martin Taylor, James Moody, Bill Bruford, Jeff Berlin, Stu Hamm, Bobby McFerrin, Russell Ferrante, Eric Marienthal and many more.

Over the last two decades, Eugene Pao has truly established himself as Hong Kong’s premier jazz guitarist. He continues to travel the world for performances at international jazz festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs, and to take part in select recording projects.

|簡單地說,包以正是香港最為人公認的爵士樂好手,他的名字已成了城中爵士樂的同義詞。包以正演奏及灌錄爵士樂已經超過二十年,是香港爵士樂壇的前鋒,對這些美譽可說是當之無愧。

當包以正在八十年代中由美國求學回到香港,並開始在城內巡演時,香港終於發掘到自己的吉他英雄。作為頂尖爵士音樂家被大家熟知,他早期的唱片就與很多爵士樂傳奇人物合作:低音歌手Eddie Gomez、藍調傑米•維特斯朋和薩克斯演奏家Michael Brecker。

包以正1996年發行了首張單曲“By The Company You Keep”,邀及眾多爵士好手包括鼓手Jack DeJonette、低音歌手John Patitucci和再次與薩克斯演奏家Michael Brecker合作。1999年,推出另一張精彩之作“This Window”,其中一半的音樂都是出自包以正自己的手筆,得到Jack DeJohnette、低音大提琴Marc Johnson和鋼琴師Joey Calderazzo的鼎立合作。2001年,包以正訪問歐洲,和丹麥至頂尖爵士三人組Mads Vinding Trio灌錄了一輯抒情動聽的爵士流行樂 “Pao“。2004年發行的“Naked Time”,是他與Brecker、James Genus、Dan Gottlieb、Jeff Andrews、Manolo Badrena和同胞Ted Lo一起奉上的1994年唱片的再版,舊作再版,精湛演出讓他自由徜徉在未來。2005年,推出《包以正方案》,這是一張採用最先進錄音技術的5.1環回音響混音DVD,與亞洲頂尖音樂家合作,沒有聽眾幹擾的情況下在香港演藝學院現場錄影。2006年,他和其他兩位吉他手-日本的渡邊香津美和韓國的Jack Lee被邀組成“亞洲爵士吉他三重奏“,作為亞洲頂級爵士吉他樂手,代表亞洲中、日、韓三國,融合不同的音樂文化、影響、政治和信仰,2006年夏三人聚首並製作了一張唱片叫作“Guitar Sam Guk Ji”。

這位爵士大師在多年的表演生涯裏和許多爵士樂好手合作過,包括Chick Corea、Herbie Hancock、McCoy Tyner、Terumasa Hino、Freddie Hubbard、Bob Berg、Jackie McClean、Joe Pass、Ulf Wakenius、Ernie Watts、Martin Taylor、James Moody、Bill Bruford、Jeff Berlin、Stu Hamm、Bobby McFerrin、Russell Ferrante、Eric Marienthal等等。

過去的二十多年來,包以正已經真正奠下了香港一流爵士吉他手的地位。他還繼續在世界各地演出國際爵士音樂節、舉辦音樂會和在爵士酒吧表演,有選擇地參與一些唱片的製作。

|简单地说,包以正是香港最为人公认的爵士乐好手,他的名字已成了城中爵士乐的同义词。包以正演奏及灌录爵士乐已经超过二十年,是香港爵士乐坛的前锋,对这些美誉可说是当之无愧。

当包以正在八十年代中由美国求学回到香港,并开始在城内巡演时,香港终于发掘到自己的吉他英雄。作为顶尖爵士音乐家被大家熟知,他早期的唱片就与很多爵士乐传奇人物合作:低音歌手Eddie Gomez、蓝调杰米•维特斯朋和萨克斯演奏家Michael Brecker。

包以正1996年发行了首张单曲“By The Company You Keep”,邀及众多爵士好手包括鼓手Jack DeJonette、低音歌手John Patitucci和再次与萨克斯演奏家Michael Brecker合作。1999年,推出另一张精彩之作“This Window”,其中一半的音乐都是出自包以正自己的手笔,得到Jack DeJohnette、低音大提琴Marc Johnson和钢琴师Joey Calderazzo的鼎立合作。2001年,包以正访问欧洲,和丹麦至顶尖爵士三人组Mads Vinding Trio灌录了一辑抒情动听的爵士流行乐 “Pao“。2004年发行的“Naked Time”,是他与Brecker、James Genus、Dan Gottlieb、Jeff Andrews、Manolo Badrena和同胞Ted Lo一起奉上的1994年唱片的再版,旧作再版,精湛演出让他自由徜徉在未来。2005年,推出《包以正方案》,这是一张采用最先进录音技术的5.1环回音响混音DVD,与亚洲顶尖音乐家合作,没有听众干扰的情况下在香港演艺学院现场录影。2006年,他和其他两位吉他手-日本的渡邊香津美和韩国的Jack Lee被邀组成“亞洲爵士吉他三重奏“,作为亚洲顶级爵士吉他乐手,代表亚洲中、日、韩三国,融合不同的音乐文化、影响、政治和信仰,2006年夏三人聚首并制作了一张唱片叫作“Guitar Sam Guk Ji”。

这位爵士大师在多年的表演生涯里和许多爵士乐好手合作过,包括Chick Corea、Herbie Hancock、McCoy Tyner、Terumasa Hino、Freddie Hubbard、Bob Berg、Jackie McClean、Joe Pass、Ulf Wakenius、Ernie Watts、Martin Taylor、James Moody、Bill Bruford、Jeff Berlin、Stu Hamm、Bobby McFerrin、Russell Ferrante、Eric Marienthal等等。

过去的二十多年来,包以正已经真正奠下了香港一流爵士吉他手的地位。他还继续在世界各地演出国际爵士音乐节、举办音乐会和在爵士酒吧表演,有选择地参与一些唱片的制作。

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Languages Spoken English,Cantonese
Location Hong Kong
Gender Male
English Name Eugene Pao
Traditional Chinese Name 包以正
Member Since May 1, 2007
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