Jason Lee (China)
Jason Lee is born and educated in Hong Kong. He has studied East Asian Studies in the City University of Hong Kong. Exposed to jazz during high school, he became immersed in this music idiom (before that pop music and western classical music [...]
[...] for which he plays decent classical piano) and going to live jazz music in the Asia International City.
Around year 1999 Jason Lee brought over the renowned Canadian jazz pianist D.D.Jackson and the wonderful artist made his HK debut at the HK Jazz Club. Jason Lee also wrote columns on jazz and the local jazz scene for the famed Hong Kong Economic Journal (in Chinese) as well as featured on local jazz radio program.
Between 2000 to 2016, Jason Lee introduced a roster top notch jazz/music artists (most of them their first time) to the greater China region (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) performing in more than 30 cities. The artists include: Lee Ritenour (3 tours), John Mclaughlin, Antonio Hart (four tours), Uri Caine, Bob Moses, Dave Koz, Victor Wooten, Dave Weckl, Ron Carter, Kenny G, Fred Hersch, Igor Butman Big Band among many others.
In 2012, Jason Lee, along with THE elder statesman of jazz in China, saxophonist Liu Yuan attended the international jazz day in Istanbul, representing China.
Jason Lee also promoted younger Chinese jazz artists and exposed them to a more international audience. In 2015 Jason Lee has been appointed as the Vice General Manager for the new Blue Note Jazz Club in Beijing, licensed from Blue Note Jazz Club in New York. Jason Lee has arranged all shows in the first four months including the opening show by the Chick Corea Trio for the biggest jazz club in Asia.
Through his 20 years plus experience in promoting jazz, Jason Lee has seen through the different 'genre', 'style', 'schools' of jazz/music and believe all have their audience in the market in general.
Jazz is beautiful communication between all people in the world. It shall create mutual understanding, appreciation and collaboration.