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Taichung, Hometown Series 4: Performing in Taichung Jazz Festival !!

 

Whether the day brings you rain or shine, always put on your best performance...

 

I am so honored to have been invited to perform at the Taichung Jazz Festival 2017 (台中爵士音樂節) alongside three amazing musicians: Jordan Peters on Guitar, Kevin Warren on drums, and Nicolas Bedard on Bass  from Montreal, Canada. Despite the long, arduous flight they endured to participate in this spectacular event, they managed to deliver an incredible performance. Read More »

VIDEO: “How To Live” Performance at Salotto Palatino in Rome, Italy

How you live your life each day reflects the true character of your spirit.

Rome is an enchanting city, filled with so much culture, history and style. It was the perfect setting to perform this magnificent original composition, "How To Live," from the latest EP "The Journey On Earth, Vol. 2: Stories of Time. Accompanied by two incredible musicians, Dario Piccioni and Nicolò di Caro, this pop song is added with some Japanese pop flavor to perfectly mixes with Jazzy feel. Hope you enjoy this song! Read More »

VIDEO: “Does Tradition Exist in the 21st Century” At RockWood Music Hall In New York City

As beautiful as tradition is, is it holding us back from breaking free into our creative world?

 

I performed “Does Tradition Exist in the 21st Century to wrap up my New York performance at Rockwood Music Hall. I wrote this piece in 2005 when I started recognizing how technology started influencing the way people lived. What fascinated me was the discrepancy between the modern and traditional way of thinking, and what important values continued on in our progressing culture and what values remained in the past. Read More »

VIDEO: “The Chaos of The Snow” At RockWood Music Hall In New York City

Finding stimulation in the chaos that surrounds my life in order to reach my highest goal and true destination.

"The Chaos of the Snow" is an original piece I wrote when I was attending McGill University. Like most college students, I was eager to become who I wanted to be. Nothing seemed for liberating than living on my own and conquering the world as a brand new, educated woman. But the duties of college were keeping me from the real world. So, as the determined woman that I am, I decided to double my workload and finish college in 2 years, as oppose to the traditional 4-year timeline. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed in the midst of the hectic weather and stresses of school. Read More »

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