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Chinese jazz pianist A Bu brings 'New Memories' to Generation Z's words

Updated: 2022-08-12 12:30 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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The 23-year-old Jazz pianist and composer Dai Liang, known as A Bu, who stands out as one of the most promising jazz artists in China, joins Generation Z's Words to give his insights on jazz and to encourage Gen Zers to find out their true passions in life.

A Bu, born in 1999, is the only Chinese jazz pianist who has been invited by UNESCO to perform at the International Jazz Day's Global All-Star Concert. For that event in 2015 he shared the stage with many famous international jazz musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Marcus Miller. His professional career as a jazz pianist continues to inspire more and more Chinese musicians to take interest in jazz.

A Bu recently released an album titled "New Memories", and he talks about the treasured memories of his mentor Nikolai Kapustin, the late Ukraine-born Russian composer and pianist. In Generation Z's Words he also gives some tips on song writing. "Composing is very much about how you let your creativity and your logic work at the same time and same dimension," he says. "You have to fight with your ambition and your own imagination."

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