Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Go Forward Music proudly presents the first Go Forward Music project “Chick Corea Elektric Band Live in Bangkok”, one of the best jazz concerts to celebrate 75th birthday of Chick Corea, the world’s legendary fusion jazz ensemble of the 80’s. The classic quintet owns 22 Grammy awards from 65 times of nominations. This is the first reunite in 12 years of the idol of jazz, rock, R&B funk of music lovers around the world.
First time in Thailand with 5 music gods including Chick Corea on piano, Dave Weckl on drums, John Patitucci on bass, Eric Marienthal on saxophone, and Frank Gambale on Guitar. Music fans will enjoy experience and happiness through jazz music and join a workshop enabling music lovers to be close to their idols and other activities at the event.
A part of the proceeds will be donated to the Chaipattana Foundation and to develop young Thai music talents through a community band as well as support BCC Drumline to join Winter Guard International (WGI) 2017 in the US. Music lovers should not miss as only 1,000 tickets available for the single round on the 11 March.
Supakij Jitklongsap, director, Bangkok Christian College, said, “Go Forward Music project aims to develop music knowledge and understanding of Thai people. The ultimate goal is to create the perception of music as another branch of art. This first Go Forward Music “Chick Corea Elektric Band Live in Bangkok” aims to communicate with society through music creation from global artists filled with quality and have high acceptance. The key concept is to communicate the goodness and beauty of music, not only entertainment. It can be knowledgeable and comfort the society. Chick Corea Elektric is the ensemble of jazz music artists including Chic Corea, world’s famous jazz artist, the winner of 22 Grammy awards as well as musicians who are music icons. The tour concert in Thailand of Elektric Brand is a history of Thailand’s music circle as this is the special reunite to celebrate 75th birthday of Chick Corea. Thailand is among four countries in Asia and the only country in Southeast Asia the band selected. This will be a gathering of fan all over the world while the artists come with wills to give music education to youths. Their wills match our school’s objective that is to promote music education among youths. Our school has a goal to send BCC Drumline to join WGI 2017 which is an international competition and ranked 12th from the total 72 competitors in 2014 as well as being the only high-school drumline band from Asia that can enter the final. We would like to build Thailand’s reputation again.”