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Ted Lo

In 1976, Hong Kong-born jazz pianist Ted Lo was the first Chinese graduate of Berklee College of Music in the United States. Lo began his career in jazz as a pianist in the Boston scene during the 70’s. He made his first recording session debut on “Colors”, an album featuring the legendary Brazilian trombonist Raul de Souza, percussionist Jack DeJonnette and bassist Richie Davis. In 1977, Lo toured with the rock legend Al Kooper.

 

In 1979, Lo moved to New York City and worked as a sideman for legendary flautist Herbie Mann, and subsequently, the renowned Ron Carter. By 1990, Lo collaborated with notable artists including, Special EFX, Michael Franks, Eric Gale, Astrud Gilberto, Gregory Hines, Stix Hooper, Noel Pointer, Airto and Flora Purim and Dave Valentin, among many others. While in the United States, Lo performed at the Blue Note in New York City, the Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and the Keystone Korner in San Francisco. Lo was featured internationally at North Sea Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, and Montreux Jazz Festival.

 

Lo returned to Hong Kong in 1996 and has devoted his career to raising awareness about jazz music in his home city through his performances and community engagements. A frequent collaborator with local universities, Lo is committed to promoting the art and style of jazz among the next generation of Hong Kong musicians.
 

 

 

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