Hailing from Beijing, China, renowned jazz saxophonist Gaoyang Li will be taking the main stage with his talents. His style is hard bop, post bop, modern jazz, and fusion. Fans of his work often dubbed his style to be a great mix of ‘East meets West’. Being recognised for his talents across the globe has led him to be awarded an “Outstanding Chinese Instrumentalist” award by the Chinese Music Awards.
Another music milestone he paved for himself was being the first Chinese jazz artiste to be featured in famous jazz media, ‘All About Jazz’. To date, he has toured with master musicians from the likes of David Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi, Tim Hagans, and Adam Nussbaum. His current work involves his research and composition of Chinese musical elements created with Chinese instruments with traditional jazz leading to a new album release titled, “China Jazz”.