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UPCOMING: Gypsy jazz guitarist Denis Chang

By David Chen  /  Staff Reporter

Canadian guitarist Denis Chang brings jazz manouche to Taipei next week.

Photo by Didier Bertrand, courtesy of Denis Chang

Gypsy jazz guitarist Denis Chang will be visiting Taiwan for a series of concerts with local group Dark Eyes next week. Chang, a 29-year-old Canadian of Taiwanese descent, is hailed by gypsy jazz enthusiasts as a young talent with a knack for teaching. Several years ago, the Montreal native released a well-received set of instructional DVDs that teach the style of playing made famous by French guitarist Django Reinhardt. Chang performs with Dark Eyes next Thursday at Riverside Music Cafe (河岸留言) and on Dec. 16 at Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村), and he will also be holding a workshop on Dec. 18 at National Taiwan University. The workshop is aimed at both advanced players and rock and folk guitarists interested in playing gypsy jazz. For details and registration, contact the organizer at lanxcya@gmail.com.

■ Dec. 15 at Riverside Music Cafe (河岸留言), B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號B1). Tickets are NT$400.

■ Dec. 16 at Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村), 7 Beiping E Rd, Taipei City (台北市北平東路7號). Tickets are NT$350.

■ Dec. 18 (Workshop) at National Taiwan University Student Activity Center No. 2 (臺灣大學第二學生活動中心), Room 603, located at 85 Roosevelt Rd, Sec. 4, Taipei City (台北市大安區羅斯福路四段85號). Tickets are NT$200.

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