'Tis Spring

28 February 2018
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‘This Spring, Singapore-born Perth-based vocalist Juliet Pang and her husband, jazz musician/composer Didi Mudigdo welcome you to listen to vibrant Chinese New Year classics with a refreshingly sandy bossa nova and light swing experience, purely acoustic, on voice, piano and acoustic bass. ‘

Juliet Pang

Juliet Pang started her professional music career in 1998, the year, alongside Taiwanese pop sensation, JJLin,  she was one of the other two artists signed to international Mandarin-Pop label Ocean Butterflies Pte Ltd. Her unique voice first became renowned in Singapore when she sang the theme to the 1999 Singaporean cult movie 'Eating Air'. As well as being a vocalist, Juliet is known as one of Singapore’s prominent songwriters: her lyrics for the theme to Singaporean TV series ‘Zero to Hero’ was the highest royalty earning soundtrack of 2007. Later in 2011, her debut originals album ‘The Perfect Journey’ had her nominated for the ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Local Artist’ award categories by the popular international Mandarin-Pop blog Freshmusic.

 

Apart from her own album recordings, she was also featured on the S2S Records jazz compilation albums Absolute Voices (2009) and Oriental Jazz (2013), and has a graduate certificate from the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney, where she studied jazz piano under David McRae, who has shared the stage with Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan and Chet Baker to name a few.

 

Didi Mudigdo

A consummate jazz bass player and songwriter, Didi Mudigdo has performed in festivals and jazz clubs around Australia, Japan, China and South-East Asia. In 2005 he was a Top 10 finalist in the 2005 Australian National Songwriting Contest (jazz category) and was the most-downloaded jazz artist on mp3.com.au in the same year. Born in Australia to Indonesian parents, he had a multinational upbringing living in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, then graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1997. Since then, he has toured Japan, China and Southeast Asia performing alongside fellow wandering musicians from USA, Europe and Brazil. He has also recorded with several Sydney recording artists, and released recordings of his own, the most recent being Didi Three Live (2008) which was recorded live at the Sapporo Jazz Festival in Japan.