Robert Glasper Trio with DJ Sundance
Winner of three Grammy awards and an Emmy to boot, when it comes to jazz it just doesn’t get any bigger than Robert Glasper. This decorated pianist has worked with everyone in the biz, from Kendrick to Kanye, Mos Def to Maxwell, J Dilla to Jay-Z….we could go on. Why’s everyone so keen to collaborate with him? Glasper is known for his boundary-breaking performances that borrow generously from neo-soul, R&B, and hip-hop to coalesce into a remarkably signature sound that’s singular the way good jazz should be. Accompanied by the madly talented musicians, drummer Damon Reid and bassist Vincente Archer, as well as DJ Jahi Sundance, this festival-closing set on Sunday evening promises to be one of the best performances you’ll see in Hong Kong this year, period. Musicians of this caliber barely exist anywhere, let alone play a stone’s throw across the harbour.