Back in the early 1990s saxophonist Eric Marienthal was a regular visitor to these shores, playing residencies at the old Jazz Club in Lan Kwai Fong. “I have such fond memories of coming to Hong Kong, and the Jazz Club was a huge thing for me,” the 59-year-old musician recalls over the phone from his home in Los Angeles. “We would usually do five or six nights in a row once a year, but it could be as many as nine. The Jazz Club just had a real feel to it.
The vibe: a 1950s-early 1960s American diner, with a soundtrack to match. You can book the showpiece booth, constructed from the rear end of a 1957 Chevrolet, and watch silently screened Hollywood films such as Back to the Future and American Graffiti. Habitués of the original Central outlet in Arbuthnot Road will have a pretty fair idea of what to expect, although not everything from the Central menu or drinks list is available in the rural outpost. Service is friendly and obliging.
It is now just over two years since Angelique Kidjo’s Hong Kong concert debut. At the end of that show, which had the entire audience on its feet, the “Queen of African music” expressed an intention to return. As good as her word, on November 3 she will be back at the Cultural Centre Concert Hall in Tsim Sha Tsui, and almost certainly getting the same response. When Kidjo performs, audiences getting up to dance is not so much an option as a requirement.
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Selecting a term
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