[JZ Club特别演出] 地风火乐队创始人Maurice White致敬演出

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演出日期:2016年3月12日

演出时间:23:00
演出地址:复兴西路46号 JZ Club
演出票价:80RMB

 

Vocal: Denise M.

Vocal: Kevin Maxim

Vocal: Hazel Gould

Guitar & Vocal: Smokey Burton

Drum & Vocal: Gilbert Kuppusami

Guitar: Mcleen Rangasamy

Piano: Roksana Smirnova

Sax: Nik Xue

Bari Sax: Matthew Chan

Trombone: Kevin Hu

Bass: Alain C.

 

地风火乐团创始人Maurice White在洛杉矶逝世,享寿74岁。乐队公关Mark Young表示,Maurice White于2月3日晚在家中去世。然而,其确切死因目前不得而知。他的弟弟兼团员Verdine White亦在facebook发声明:「我的老哥、英雄和最好的朋友Maurice White在睡梦中安详辞世。随着世界又失去1位伟大的音乐人及传奇,我们将开始面对一段很辛苦和生活改变的人生,在这个过渡期期间,我们的家人请各界尊重我们的隐私。」

 

Maurice White于1969年成立Earth, Wind & Fire,乐队曾获格林美奖,并有多首畅销单曲,包括《Shining Star》、《Boogie Wonderland》及《September》等。Earth, Wind & Fire于2000年荣登摇滚名人堂,而Maurice White于2010年以个人身分入选创作人名人堂。Earth, Wind & Fire在全球唱片销量超过9,000万张。

 

从成军以来,地风火一直维持着七八人的多人次编制,每位都是实力不凡的大师。例如出身著名爵士乐团Ramsey Lewis四重奏的Maurice White,后来单飞出个人专辑也大受欢迎的歌手兼打击乐手Philip Bailey等,而这次致敬的十一位天才分别有Kevin, Hazel和Denise等演唱人员和Gilbert, Smokey, Nik Xue, Kevin Hu等器乐演奏人员,他们之间能擦出怎样的火花,他们的合作能否复制奇迹,能否把我们带回时光荏苒的昨日呢? 让我们拭目以待吧!
JZ Music Presents: In Memory of Maurice White Founder of EWF… A Night of Earth, Wind & Fire Songs

 

Date: 12th March 2016
Time: 23:00
Address: JZ Club, 46# West Fuxing Road
Ticket price: 80 RMB

 

Maurice White was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He was the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He was also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White. He served as the band’s main songwriter and record producer, and was co-lead singer along with Philip Bailey. He won seven Grammys, and was nominated for a total of twenty Grammys.

White was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire, and was also inducted individually into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Also known by his nickname “Reese”, he worked with several famous recording artists, including Deniece Williams, the Emotions, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond.

White was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the late 1980s, which led him eventually to stop touring with Earth, Wind & Fire in 1994. He retained executive control of the band, and remained active in the music business.

 

This time, Earth, Wind & Fire will be paid the tribute to by Kevin, Hazel, Denise together with Gilbert, Smokey, Nik Xue, Hu Qingwen etc. Let’s wait and see their wonderful performance of tribute.