In addition to Chung’s post in this thread about the upcoming jazz concerts in Taipei, I think the Hiromi Uehara performance deserves its own special mention.
The major performance venues in Taipei have a pretty good record of bringing innovative dance and performing arts groups, but a dismal record in terms of new jazz and contemporary classical music.
The Hiromi Uehara concert tomorrow night at the National Concert hall looks to be one of the few exciting new-jazz events in Taipei since John Zorn’s Masada came about a decade ago. There are still tons of seats available. I hope more people will turn out to show the organizers that there really is an audience for new original jazz. Incidentlly, Hiromi’s guitarist David Fiuczynski is one of the world’s hottest guitarists (whether jazz, rock, or fusion – check out his own band the Screaming Headless Torsos).
Hiromi Uehara Quartet, National Concert Hall, NT$1400 - NT$3000
Hiromi Uehara (piano); Tony Grey (Bass); David Fiuczynski (guitar); Martin Valihora (percussion).