Fri. 20th & Sat. 21st July 2018
Fri. 27th & Sat. 28th July 2018
Sino | The Bar Upstairs
Michael Veerapen Trio & Frances Tsen
Michael Veerapen’s name is synonymous with Malaysian music, particularly in the field of Jazz where he is widely acknowledged to be the driving force behind the jazz scene in Malaysia.
His career began in the mid ‘70’s where he made a name for himself as an up and coming pianist having worked with some of the more popular bands like Windjammer, the Delta Band and the legendary Jazz Fusion band, Vintage. Michael’s studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music proved to be a major factor towards forming his illustrious career; as a renowned Jazz Pianist, as a Composer, a Musical Director. His jazz club “All That Jazz” was an institution in and of itself, earning an international reputation for being one of the best and most significant Jazz Clubs in the Asia region.
Michael’s list of accomplishments have earned him the prestigious Brand Laureate Icon Award for being an iconic figure in the field of Professional Music in Malaysia having set a standard of excellence that has become synonymous with him and also become the benchmark for younger musicians to emulate.
Welcoming him back at Alexis, Michael will be joined by Frances Tsen. Born and raised in Sabah, she grew up listening to great jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald. Started singing young within church walls but her big break came after winning first place in Battle of the Bands of the Kota Kinabalu Music Festival Competition Back in 2009.
Her passion had led her to pursuing a Degree in Contemporary Music. Majoring in Voice at UCSI University Kuala Lumpur. Recently graduated, she is actively performing and also recording for studios.
Her most notable performances are fronting as lead vocalist in the UCSI University Ensemble at the KL International Jazz Festival 2013; recorded a song for Aubrey Suwito in his Christmas In The Sun album 2014; sang alongside Michael Veerapen Trio in the Tribute to Billie Holiday Show 2015; sang backup for the 27th Asean Summit 2015; performed with Aubrey Suwito and his Cili Padi line up in Bobo KL 2016; sang backup for Salamiah Hassan in Esplanade Singapore 2017 and recently as backup for concert Romansa Krisdayanti 2017 in Istana Budaya.
Dress code applies: No Shorts & Slippers.
Showtime 10pm. Table bookings for diners only.
Minimum age 10 & above.
Music charge RM10++/pax
For more information, please call 03 4260-2288
or log on to www.alexis.com.my
Alexis Bistro Ampang
Great Eastern Mall
303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur