Tom Peng New Grass Band
In partnership with JZ FESTIVAL Shanghai
They’ve never been to Kentucky, they don’t own a pickup truck: they’re from Inner Mongolia. Tom Peng and Jerry Liu ("Tom and Jerry" as they are nicknamed) had very different musical backgrounds before meeting each other, Tom Peng on classical violin and Jerry on rock guitar. In 2002, following their encounter with an alternative country/bluegrass band, the obvious thing became apparent: "Mongolian music is a bit like bluegrass. Moreover, if America has cowboys, so does Mongolia". This is how the adventure began.
2012 saw the birth of the "Tom Peng New Grass Band" in Shanghai, an ensemble with a unique sound and vision. Although rooted in the bluegrass tradition, their music paints a broader and more diverse picture, moving harmoniously between bluegrass, jazz, Mongolian music, and traditional Chinese folk music, as well as classically inspired melodies. The addition of saxophones, flute, drums and piano to the traditional bluegrass instrumentation gives the band a fresh and innovative sound. Their unique instrumentation, rich vocal harmonies, and varied repertoire evoke the misty Appalachian Mountains or vast Mongolian prairies. A discovery!
Evening courtesy of the town of Antibes, by invitation only.
Due to the measures currently in force because of COVID 19, we regret to inform you that we cannot make invitation request forms available on the Internet and over the counter for the evenings of 14th and 19th July, as initially planned from 1st April.
Depending on the development of the situation, a new date will be announced later on.
We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
The JAZZ A JUAN team