English through Music and Songs Appreciation: An Evening with Laymen in Jazz (8 Nov 2016)

To many, jazz is often regarded as a sophisticated and high-end form of art, exclusive to only the few who know how to appreciate the genre. “Laymen in Jazz” has been playing jazz standards and performing regularly for some years with the aim of reaching out to a wider audience in the local jazz scene. They believe that jazz should not be exclusive and that it is possible for everyone to understand and appreciate the beauty of this particular genre. The group performing for the evening will comprise of five musicians, including band leader Barry on bass, Jonathan on melodica, Six on guitar, Ivan on drums, and Elaine, the guest vocalist for the evening. Song selection will include It’s Only a Paper Moon, Stella by Starlight, It Could Happen to You and Fly Me to the Moon – all poetic and lyrical. Come chill-out after work and classes, and enjoy a relaxed evening with Laymen in Jazz by the sunset at Wu Yee Sun College.

Elaine’s biography
Dr. Elaine Ng is a lecturer in the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She holds a PhD from the University of Sydney (USYD) and started her career in Australia. She is passionate about teaching and genuinely enjoys working with her students. Outside of teaching, Elaine also loves music, particularly in the genres of soul and jazz. As a pianist with a classical background, she is currently training to be a jazz vocalist and keyboardist and hopes to someday be an all-round amateur musician in the local music scene.

Date: 8th November 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Venue: Central Courtyard, Wu Yee Sun College

Registration: http://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=2214519

Wine and light refreshments will be served.
(Only those who are aged 18 or above are allowed to drink wine)

Enquiries: Miss Valentina Tsang (valentinatsang@cuhk.edu.hk / 3943 3988)