爵士台灣映象 Impressions of Taiwan
Background
啟彬與凱雅的二重奏簡介
Chipin & Kaiya’s Duo Project
  
Violinist Chi-pin Hsieh and Pianist Kai-ya Chang are two native Taiwanese who grew up with classical and pop music, they were all professional musicians working for records and studios before they were interested in jazz music, for exploring the broader musical world, eventually they made up their mind to study jazz in Europe, after five years study,  they were all graduated with master degrees from the Jazz Department of Royal Conservatory Brussels, Belgium, and went back to Taiwan in 2002 as two professional musicians and active educators.
Chi-pin & Kai-ya are definitely capable of various musical styles - Swing, Bop, Fusion, Funk, Tango, Contemporary and Latin music are all they like to perform, the repertoires they played in various local venues cover different jazz styles, include stylists and composers tributes, jazz classics and re-arrangements of fruitful subjects, Most important of all, almost all the music were performed by the highly-interacting Duet, which constitutes Chipin & Kaiya's Duo Project.

But Chi-pin and Kai-ya always consider themselves as serious Taiwanese jazz musicians, they are not only looking for new musical ideas , but also composing and developing those ideas into aspiring performances. On 11th August 2003, they performed at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, the "Taiwan New Jazz" Concert was well-received, and it did attracted local audience for their interest and understanding for creative jazz music.  

The debut album released by Sunrise-Records (68551) - "Impressions of Taiwan" is the extension of Taiwan New Jazz conception , by absorbing the atmosphere of phenomenal European jazz and the nature of traditional American jazz, Chi-pin & Kai-ya would like to add more "Taiwanese flavor" into their original music - Childhood memories , life scenes , local landscapes and customs, even tasty snacks were all integrated into their compositions and improvisations, which develop one kind of oriental pleasing jazz style.

Chipin & Kaiya's Duo Project not only brings Western jazz elements into Taiwanese original music , but also reflects their Taiwanese background on this unique Art form.


For more information about Chi-pin & Kai-ya, please visit their Official Jazzsite
http://www.chipin-kaiya.com/shapeimage_3_link_0