王晨淮 Jazz Bassist
爵士⻉斯手，从14岁起接触音乐，并于17岁考入北京现代音乐学院，随后音乐生涯的发展转向爵士 乐并开始学习低音提琴，作为北京新一代低音提琴手，为乐坛注入了新的活力，带来新气象。2008 年王晨淮被荷兰格罗宁根克劳斯亲王音乐学院特招开始攻读爵士乐学士，2013年以全额奖学金毕 业。2015年王晨淮又自筹学费赴美国纽约皇后学院攻读演奏专业硕士，学习美国正统的音乐知识， 提升自身创作实力，2017年以优异成绩毕业。王晨淮是全中国最赋有天分与才能的本土爵士乐手， 与我们在很⻓的时间里⻅到的东⻄都不一样，他以演奏原创音乐为主，强调即兴创作和乐手间的乐 思交流。他的音乐涉及多种⻛格，如自由爵士、摇滚、说唱、中国传统音乐等，对不同的音乐⻛格 能够驾驭自如及完美呈现，不仅解放出音乐本身的自由精神，更不断变化出更多姿多采的面貌，独 特的创作能力加上充沛的情感，让他的作品总是充满惊喜。他曾说到:我玩Double Bass、Bass Guitar、Modular Synth和Cassette等等，我一直认为用什么样的工具其实不太重要，只是一种表达 方式。音乐就像海洋，音乐或声音都是流动的，或者也可以说它是以时间为画布的一种绘画，每一 个震动之间的关系都形成了难以言喻的色彩。模拟和数字这两种方式之间并没有好坏之分，它们的 逻辑不同，模拟介质的特点是持续性的，而数字演算可以很发散。就好比数字相机、和胶片相机。我认为做音乐的人都可能更希望找到自己的声音，对于我来说要做什么类型的音乐其实没有绝对的 答案，因为其实在给音乐贴上标签的时候对自己也是一种限制，我不想有限制，我理想的状态是开 放的心态去尝试任何我认为有意思的可能性。在传统乐器和模拟类电子乐器中有很多共同的演奏特 质，对我来说对电子类乐器的演奏是对声音的探索与解构，虽不同于传统乐器但又有很多共同之 处。
Jazz bassist, at the age of 14, he started his music journey and was admitted to the Beijing Conservatory Music Academy at 17. Later, he turned to jazz music and began to learn the double bass. As a new generation of double bass players in Beijing, he has a new vitality and brought new atmosphere to the music industry. In 2008, Chenhuai Wang was enrolled to study for a bachelor's degree in jazz at the Prins Claus Covservatorium in Groningen, the Netherlands, and graduated on a full scholarship in 2013. In 2015, he went to Queens College of New York to study for a master's degree in professional performance and obtained a Master degree in 2017. He is one of the most talented Jazz musicians in China, he aims at playing original music, and improvisation. His music covers multiple areas such as free Jazz, rock, Rap and Traditional Chinese Music etc. Like he said 'Instruments don't really matter, what matters is music itself as it is like ocean, everything moves. Or it may be like a painting using time as paint, every vibration constructs colour that cannot be described with words. I don't want limits, I only wish to try out all kinds of possibilities. For me, electronics instruments are the discovers and deconstruction of music while they are similar to the traditional instruments, but they are also really different.’'
Dr. J Kyle Gregory
Kyle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in Bloomington. He currently lives between Verona, Italy and Beijing, China, teaching and performing Jazz all over the world. He studied music performance and education at Berklee College of Music, Indiana University, and the University of Northern Colorado, completing his doctorate in 1995. In 1991 he received the prestigious Fulbright Grant for a year of pedagogical research in Hungary, exploring new methods of teaching improvisation.
For the last 30 years, Kyle has performed and taught in the United States, Italy, Canada, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, England, Spain, Romania, Germany, the Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, Taiwan, Turkey, and China. He has performed with numerous internationally-known jazz and commercial artists, including Paul Motian, Vincent Herring, the Mingus Dynasty Big Band, The Temptations, and Liza Minelli. He has recorded over 50 albums with various artists and independent labels, including his original compositions Be Still and Know, World Downside Up and Tongues of Fire, collaborating with European jazz masters Paolo Birro, Salvatore Maiore, and Roberto Dani.
Kyle teaches Jazz workshops in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East through Jazz Education Abroad. Through his work with the international arts association, Nexus, Kyle facilitates global learning communities where people open life together through the arts. He co-hosts the Opening Life Podcast, which you can find at:
Nexus website at: nexusonline.org