The Bund – Swing to Jazz


27 & 28 April 2018 (Fri & Sat)
SCO Concert Hall

Conductor: Tsung Yeh
Vocal: Coco Zhao
Trumpet: Li Xiaochuan
Jazz Trio: Tamagoh (Drum), Christy Smith (Bass), Chok Kerong (Piano)


SCO Music Director Tsung Yeh and two of China’s extraordinarily creative artistes, Coco Zhao and Li Xiaochuan, will dazzle you in a unique evening of swing and jazz. An all-new arrangement of East meets West will be exhibited – be enamoured by the melodious yet avant-garde mix of Shanghai and jazz. The incorporation of this blend of music will give you a whole new experience and feel of I Want Your Love, Give Me A Kiss, Night of Shanghai and other classic pieces!


Coco Zhao has explored the possibilities of jazz within traditional and modern music and culture, both Western and Chinese. His unique voice, imagination, and expressive singing style have made him beyond reproach as one of China’s most creative voices. Coco has gained worldwide recognition and has received invitations to music festivals worldwide. Youth Daily has called him “China’s most promising young Jazz musician”.


Li Xiaochuan is China’s most recognized jazz trumpet player and composer. He is the only jazz artist awarded by CCTV (China Central Television) Music Channel, which is to honor the most distinguished woodwind & brass musicians in China.


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Old Shanghai / Law Wai Lun

Vocal and Orchestra:
Give Me A Kiss / Music by Earl Shuman and Alden Shuman, Lyrics by Li Junqing, Arranged by Eric Watson

Vocal, Trumpet and Orchestra:
Yearning / Music by Chen Ruizhen, Lyrics by Fang Yeh, Arranged by Law Wai Lun

Trumpet and Orchestra:
Moonlight Serenade / Music by Glen Miller, Arranged by Eric Watson
Shiny Stockings / Music by Frank Foster, Arranged by Eric Watson

Vocal and Orchestra:
Blossom under the Full Moon / Music by Yan Hua, Lyrics by Fan Yanqiao, Arranged by Law Wai Lun

Vocal, Trumpet and Orchestra:
Night in Shanghai / Music by Chen Gexin, Lyrics by Fan Yanqiao, Arranged by Law Wai Lun

Vocal and Orchestra:
I Smile Whenever I See You / Music by Xian Hua, Lyrics by Liu Erqi, Arranged by Law Wai Lun
Let’s Fall in Love / Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler, Arranged by Law Wai Lun

Trumpet and Orchestra:
Reunion / Composed by Li Xiaochuan, Arranged by Eric Watson
Flamenco Sketches / Composed by Miles Davis, Arranged by Eric Watson

St. Louis Blues / Composed by W.C Handy, Arranged by Bill Holcombe & Matteo Giamario, Adapted by Law Wai Lun 

Vocal and Orchestra:
Over The Rainbow / Music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, Arranged by Eric Watson

Vocal, Trumpet and Orchestra:
Blue Skies / Written by Irving Berlin, Arranged by Eric Watson
I Want Your Love / Music by Jon Hendricks, Lyrics by Situ Ming, Arranged by Eric Watson


Ticket Prices (Excluding SISTIC Fee): $98, $78, $68, $48/$30*, $25**
**Restricted View


Meet-the-Artiste Package

This $150 package includes 1 top-priced ticket worth $102, a pre-concert dinner reception, intermission drinks with a jazzy cocktail specially concocted for this concert, an exclusive meet-and-greet with Maestro and guest artistes Coco Zhao and JZ Music’s Li Xiaochuan, an autographed house-program and one SCO CD.

6:30pm: Pre-concert dinner reception
7 – 7.30pm: Meet and Greet
8pm: Concert commences
8.40pm – 9pm: Intermission drinks
10pm: Concert concludes


Best Dressed

You are highly encouraged to dress up to the following theme: Shanghai Chic. Best-dressed audience will stand to receive a souvenir from SCO.


This concert is sponsored by the Yangzheng Foundation.