16 Jul 2022, Sat, 7.30pm & 8.45pm
Up to Us is a project conceived from a simple concept—to add a different sort of freshness to songs that are widely known and loved. These refreshed songs are arranged by Sunny Rattana and Julian Cary, in a style that moves both the body and the brain. This project is quite the meeting of minds; Rattana’s virtuosic keyboard playing, and Cary’s warm, rich tone combined to create a listening experience perfectly suited for a diverse, modern audience.
Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sunny Rattana Wongsansern
Jazz pianist and composer maestro Sunny Rattana graduated in classical piano performance with first class honours from Chulalongkorn University. He had taught himself, before training under Nu Vudthivichai. He has won first, second and third prizes at Thailand Jazz Competition, as well as the H.M. The King’s Trophy for the Jazz Band, Outstanding Musician Award and winner of the outstanding musician award at the Greeley Jazz Festival, USA. He has performed at many jazz festivals including Greeley Jazz Festival (USA), Philippine International Jazz, Ethnic Arts Festival World Youth Jazz Festival (Malaysia), Esplanade’s Mosaic Music Festival (Singapore), We love jazz party (Singapore), Sawasdee Jazz Festival and Bangkok Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC).
Rattana has released four jazz albums, is a full-time music instructor at Silpakorn University and is founder of Creative Music Studio.
Julian Cary is a multi-award winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator. His experience and interest spans across several genres, from jazz, gospel, blues, choral, baroque, and contemporary classical music. He has been featured with several artists such as Javon Jackson, Greg Gisbert, Ingrid Jensen, and Marylynn Gillaspie. Aside from his 2019 solo album Heaven? Indeed, he has appeared on over a dozen recordings by other artists internationally. He is currently serving as a full-time professor of Jazz Voice at Silpakorn University, and also runs a full private voice studio at home. He has performed at several major venues across Bangkok, and at major festivals including Chiang Mai Jazz Festival and Thailand International Jazz Festival. He recently co-composed the score and recorded vocal parts for Baz Poonpiriya's One for the Road, and was appointed Vocal Director for YUPP Records and artists such as MILLI and Flowerfar.
16 Jul 2022, Sat
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