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MUSIC : Night and day

By Andrew C.C. Huang  /  CONTRIBUTING REPORTER

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Despite her tender years, Joanna Wang’s

(王若琳) voice conveys complex and mature emotions.

Since the singer’s debut album, Start From Here, released in 2008 when she was just 18, Wang has risen to become the Chinese-speaking world’s preeminent jazz vocalist.

Tomorrow night she presents her first stadium concert in Taiwan, titled 2010 Taipei Concert Adult Storybook (2010台北演唱會大人故事書), at the National Taiwan University Sports Center (台大綜合體育館).

Behind the image of a highly coiffured, impeccably mannered jazz singer lies a restless young spirit who yearns to be taken seriously as a musician in her own right. Wang, known for her renditions of cover songs, said in an interview earlier this week that she wants to record “an album of my own songs.”

Wang spent four years performing in Taiwan’s pub circuit before launching her studio career.

For tomorrow’s concert, the title of which comes from Wang’s second album, a two-CD set (Joanna and 王若琳, The Adult Storybook), she will sing a duet with Mando-pop idol Rainie Yang (楊丞琳) of the latter’s Running Into Love (遇上愛).

For more information, see Page 13 of yesterday’s edition of the Taipei Times for an in-depth interview with Wang, or go to http://bit.ly/4IXAJa to read the article online.

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PERFORMANCE NOTES:

WHAT: Joanna Wang’s (王若琳) 2010 Taipei Concert Adult Storybook (2010台北演唱會大人故事書)

WHEN: Tomorrow at 7:30pm

WHERE: National Taiwan University Sports Center (台大綜合體育館) at the intersection of Xinhai and Xinsheng South roads (台北市辛亥路與新生南路交叉口)

ADMISSION: NT$1,200 to NT$10,000, available through ERA ticketing at www.ticket.com.tw

ON THE NET: www.sonymusic.com.tw/pop/joannawang


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