Taiwan Tour 2015
What we’re gonna do

Tm’s second Taiwan tour will take place from From Oct 22 to Nov 03 2015 – the trio featuring Lena Mentschel (voc) will perform in several cities and will be guest on workshops. Band leader Wolfgang Radl will hold a lecture about Austrian Jazz music at the Tamkang University, Taipei. For the Tour, organized by AND music service lab (Evy Kao), tm tm will cooperate with Israelian recorder player Tali Rubinstein and Taiwanese string quartet Interestring Quartet.

With whom tuesday microgrooves is looking forward to perfoming

Tali Rubinstein is a unique recorder player, composer, and vocalist, pioneering her own style of contemporary recorder playing and composing, derived from classical baroque, jazz, funk, and traditional Israeli music. Using extensive techniques and incorporating diverse musical languages into her music, Tali challenges this 17th century instrument to fit in a modern setting, creating a new sound blend of ancient and current.

Tali has worked with world-renowned musicians such as: Latin superstar Alejandro Sanz (as performer and arranger for the 14th annual Latin Grammys, Las Vegas); jazz clarinet virtuoso Anat Cohen, jazz pianist and former member of Paul Simon’s band Alain Mallet (as composer, player, and singer in his upcoming debut album), Moroccan Sephardic singer Emil Zrihan; jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogay, percussion player Jamey Haddad, and others. Israeli leading artists she has collaborated with include Yoni Rechter, Idan Raichel, David Broza, Dan Toren, Dana Berger, and Dudu Fisher. Tali played in master classes with prominent baroque artists Kes Booke, Marion Verbruggen, Han Toll, Sebastian Marq, Michael Schneider, Kate Clark, Florilegium Ensemble, and others. Major venues and festivals worldwide she has played in include: Israel Festival (Jerusalem), Noise Off Festival (Madrid), Tri-C Jazz Festival (Cleveland), First Night Festival (Boston), International Recorder Festival (Utrecht), Sala Clamores (Madrid), The Culture Palace (Tel Aviv), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NYC), and more. She has performed as soloist with The Andalusian Orchestra, Ashkelon (togeher with Tal-Even Tzur), the Rimon Jazz Institute Big-Band, and the Thelma-Yellin Orchestra.

Interestring Quartet is formed by four string musicians specialized in a diverse range of music genres. The name of the band Interestring Quartet is a play on word of the term “Perfect Fourth” in Mandarin, which holds a special meaning in the study of Jazz Harmony and further breaks away from the concept of chord build with major or minor third, to explores the new boundaries of melodic and harmony composition.   The lead violinist Wei-Jun Huang wrote the entire album as well as the composition and musical directions. Along with second violinist. Wei-Hsin Liu, Chiee Yeh on viola, and Jiro Yeh on the cello, the band starts its quest to explore the boundless possibilities of string music. They were nominated for 2015 Golden Melody Award for Best Instrumental Composition, Best Instrumental Recording Album, Best Producer of the Year ( Instrumental), Best Instrumental Album, and the Best Crossover Album.

While the general public may still hold the stereotypical image of string music in classical orchestra, or cross-genre musicians such as Bond or Vanessa-Mae, the band believes that string music can be played beyond the rigid bounds of classical music or extravagant showmanship.

Leader of the band and lead violinist Wei-Jun Huang is one of the very few musicians in Taiwan that has obtained a diploma in Jazz performance in Taiwan (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, master of Arts in Music). After his return back to Taiwan, Huang extended his passion for music into different areas of performing, from Jazz to Pop and even Folk music, Huang builds up the magnitude of his playing style while expanding his own musical experience. Interestring Quartet is the first string quartet in Taiwan that has compositions spanning from Pop, Rock, Avant-garde, Jazz, and Folk, and is heavily anticipated in bringing a new vision to the field of string music.

Tour Schedule


Oct 24

17:00-18:00 (outdoor concert) Dadong Arts Center, Kaohsiung

No.161, Guang Yuan Rd.,FengShan District , Kaohsiung City 830, Taiwan

Oct 24

20:00-21:30 Marsalis Bar, Kaohsiung

2F, No. 71, Zhong-Zheng 4th Rd, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Oct 25-26

Jazz Workshop, Groovement Music, Taichung

No.51, JingShan Rd, West Dist, Taichung City, Taiwan

 Oct 27

19:30-21:30 National Hsinchu University of Education, Hsin-Chu

No.521, Nan-Da Rd., Hsinchu City 30014 ,Taiwan

Oct 28

21:00-23:00 Marsalis Home Taipei

3f, No. 90 Songren Road, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan

Oct 29

19:30-21:30 Tamkang University, Taipei (with ISQ)

No.151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan

Oct 30

19:30-21:30 Rhythm Alley, Taipei (with Interestring Quartet)

5F, No.2, Sec. 3, Civic Blvd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 10058, Taiwan

 Oct 31

19:30-21:30 Arts Facilities Management Centre, Taoyuan (with ISQ)

No.1188, Zhongzheng Rd., Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City 33045, Taiwan

 Nov 01

16:00-18:00 Rhythm Alley, Taipei (with Tali Rubinstein)

And then: OPEN JAM!

No.21, Ln. 66, Sec. 2, Roosevelt Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 10084, Taiwan

For further information plz contact our tour manager!

Evy Kao AND Music Service Lab. No.9, Ln. 178, Sec. 2, Tingzhou Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan evy.kao[at]gmail.com

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