Jazz in July: Prapanpong x Kittipat (Thailand)

Jazz in July: Prapanpong x Kittipat (Thailand)

5 July 2017
Add to calendar Get gig news & updates

Join Thailand’s rising jazz stars Prapanpong (clarinet) and Kittipat (guitar) as they perform jazz standards including How High the Moon and Some Day My Prince Will Come. They also perform original pieces by the beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was an accomplished saxophonist and composer, and whose influence enabled Thailand to have a strong jazz and improvisational music scene.

 

Prapanpong Maneewong began playing the flute and khaen (a traditional Thai instrument) when he was 10 in the marching band at school. He began learning to play the clarinet in junior high school. He majored in music education at the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, where he studied classical music and jazz. He is currently enrolled in the Master’s programme at the Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University. Maneewong is an active member in many orchestras, including the Thai Youth Orchestra, and performs in a jazz band. He placed first in the Thailand International Band Competition, and was commended in the Thailand Clarinet Competition. Apart from his performing activities, he is a lecturer, conductor, as well as composer and arranger.

 

Guitarist, Kittipat Bhuvapacchim (Boss), graduated with a master’s degree from the Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University in Jazz Studies. He won the grand prize in jazz ensemble in the Fifth Thailand Jazz Competition 2009, and a consolation prize in the jazz individual performance in the same year. He was a finalist in the solo competition of the Thailand International Jazz Conference. In addition, he has been invited to perform in Thailand's famous Hua Hin Jazz Festival. He is a member of Silpakorn Jazz Band, performing in Jazz Her' Project, held across many cities of Thailand, and regularly plays at Jazz Happens Bar and Tawana Hotel.