Ted Lo and The Jazz Strings Ensemble
with special guests Justin Lo, Elaine Liu, Marsha Yuen, Howard McCrary

Hong Kong / USA

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Jazz Strings is the Thing

Ted Lo | Piano

Jack Greminger | Drums

Scott Dodd | Bass

And the vocalists and the jazz strings ensemble


Berklee educated local jazz hero and pianist Ted Lo has performed with Joe Lovano, Tania Maria and the Ron Carter Quartet, among other greats. He is also a composer, arranger, songwriter, and producer in genres other than jazz.


Ted Lo, has been living and working in New York for many years, returned to Hong Kong in 1995 and has since emerged as the most prominent local jazz pianist. His musical talent is impeccable and his timing, always accurate. He is the motor that keeps HK jazz moving to this day.


This time round, he will be arranging a full program featuring promising young vocalists mixed with veteran singer from the States, establishing itself as the largest jazz string-ensemble programs in Hong Kong’s history. This exercise should definitely be interesting.



Howard McCrary | USA

Howard McCrary is a Grammy Nominee, recipient of The ASCAP Duke Ellington Award, has recorded and worked with such artist as Quincy Jones , Michael Jackson,  Nina Simone, Ringo Starr, Diana Ross, and Julio Iglesias to mention a few. He has also appeared in such movies as Tom Hanks’ Lady Killers and composed and performed with Jose Carreras and the Beijing Orchestra for China's Green Peace, Hear My Plea. As well as composed the first song in the world to be sung by one million VStar Children called Change The World.


Elaine Liu | Hong Kong

Elaine is Hong Kong’s premier and most in-demand jazz vocalist. Her smoky, alluring voice can be heard regularly on radio and television, jazz venues, as well as concert halls. She has also played and toured in China and represented Hong Kong in both Singapore, Taiwan Jazz Festivals. She is also the first vocalist in Hong Kong who performed with the legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra in 2010. Elaine Liu is that rare artist who is supremely talented across a range of creative interests. But her deepest love is reserved for her career as an Asian jazz singer, who has found her own voice and brings the sensibilities of both east and west to bear in an entirely original way.


Marsha Yuan | Hong Kong

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Marsha Yuan studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Manhattan, New York.  While attending AMDA, she trained in singing, acting, and various types of dance including jazz, tap, and ballet.  Marsha has participated in many musicals in Hong Kong including “Sound of Music”, “Annie”, “Hong Kong Nocturne” and “Musical Moments”, and was invited to perform in the “Andrew Lloyd Webber Gala” in Estonia.  She released her own album in 2006 and has been in the live jazz music scene ever since.


Justin Lo | Hong Kong

Lo was born in Syracuse, New York, and moved to Hong Kong with his parents when he was two years old. Lo grew up in a family where music has always played an important role. His uncle, Ted Lo, is a famous music arranger and jazz pianist in Hong Kong. The singer song writer developed vast interest in music as he was growing up. Justin released his debut CD in 2005 and filled up the Hong Kong Coliseum in 2006 with 3 shows.  Justin just needs one year to go from his first album to the live shows in HKC, which many singers need a life time to achieve. After receiving various awards and performed countless concerts in the last few years, Justin decided to leave Hong Kong, and resided in Beijing for another musical journey.



1st Violin

Ayako Ichimaru

Doris Yip

Daniel Chan

Sophia Teng

Cai Ying Qiong

Louie Lai Lai

Eiko Hosaka

Yang Yu Si

2nd Violin

Le Hoai Nam

Winty Wan

Tsai Loo

Alvin Chan

Jasmine Pang


Jonathan Yuen

Luo Wei Min



Elvis Chan

Cas Ho

Cecilia Ho

Fung Siu Man

Otto Kwan

Raymond Han


Laurent Perrin

Monica Su

Karey Ho

Eric Yip


Justin Siu



Announcement on Player Change : Owing to unexpected circumstances, the bass player Kerwin Villasin of Jennifer Palor & the Urban Crew has to leave town and will be replaced by Charles Cabellon for the program on 28 October 2021.


樂手變動通告:由於不可預計的情况, “Jennifer Palor & the Urban Crew”的大提琴手Kerwin Villasin需要離開香港,由 Charles Cabellon代替在 10 月 28 日的節目演出。

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