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Fri. 26th & Sat. 27th April 2019
Fri. 3rd & Sat. 4th May 2019
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Fri. 31st May & Sat. 1st June 2019
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Shereen Cheong Trio
Shereen Cheong is a New York-based Malaysian arranger, composer, producer and pianist who developed a sense of music from a tender age of three. She is a graduate from Berklee College of Music, holding a dual degree in Contemporary Writing & Production (CWP) and Music Business & Management (MBus). Pursuant to her classical training with a highly skilled teacher Ms Saw Wee Qin, she studied jazz piano with Malaysia’s top jazz pianist, Michael Veerapen. At the age of 16, Shereen was on the Sparks of Broadway Tour as a pianist with Farah Sulaiman & Friends in Malaysia.
Shereen is currently the pianist and keyboardist for RocNation's newly signed jazz/soul/folk artist, Victory Boyd, who was discovered by Jay-Z himself. Together with Victory’s band, they have been on tour throughout the entire United States with distinguished icons in the music scene, such as Empire’s drama series actor/singer Jussie Smollett on his “Sum of my Music” tour, Grammy winner/jazz artist Gregory Porter at the City Park’s Foundation SummerStage NYC in association with Sony Blue Note Jazz Festival, platinum selling and two-time Grammy Award nominee Lauren Daigle, and well-known jazz artist Kamasi Washington. They have also performed at some of the biggest music festivals in the country like Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, ESSENCE Music Festival and LEAF Music Festival, to name a few. In June 2018, Shereen performed live as Victory’s lead pianist/keyboardist on ABC’s Good Morning America Live Show, and later on radio station Sirius XM Heart & Soul in August 2018.
Shereen has arranged, orchestrated and conducted for world-renowned artists like Chinese-American Superstar Wang LeeHom, award-winning composer/guitarist Kaki King, Billboard-charting international recording artist Chelsey Green, Grammy artists Pablo Ziegler and Lionel Richie, as well as collaborated with local singer Jamilah Abu Bakar on the music arrangements and orchestration for their debut single "Imaginasi". Her involvement in the additional scoring for JinnyBoyTV's web series "Love At First Swipe" has spawned an eagerness in her to further her passion to score for motion pictures. She has worked with multiple artists/musicians of different musical backgrounds over the last couple of years like Bill Elliot, Joe Carrier, Fernando Michelin and Oscar Stagnaro to name a few.
Formerly the Layout Editor for the Music Business Journal, she wrote an article with Professor Peter Alhadeff on the “Blurred Lines” case, ensuing an interview with expert witness Michael Harrington. In August 2016, their article “The Lesson of Blurred Lines” was quoted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
For her first show at Alexis, she will be accompanied by Cliff Wong on drums, Tasneem Bolhassan on bass, Jessica Teh and Jamilah Abu Bakar on vocals. Jessica is an upcoming singer in the Malaysian Jazz scene. Growing up with a strong church background, she drew musical inspiration from both the gospel and country roots found within the church, all the while dreaming of making it in the music circuit someday. In 2016, Jessica performed at the Publika Jazz Fest and has since been performing on and off in the scene. Young, soulful and just a little bit dreamy, Jessica delves into the genres of jazz, soul and musicals, putting her heart into delivering the story of the song.
Known as the “Gadis Keroncong”, Jamilah Abu Bakar started singing from the age of ten representing her school in the Selangor Junior Keroncong Competion. Having learnt Keroncong from Hj. Abdullah, Wawang Wijaya, a well-known keroncong expert from Indonesia, Mahzan Manan, Raftah Bachik and Abdul Rahm Anuar, Jamilah sat for the Australian Guild Music & Speech Examination – Level 7 in 2011 and was awarded Malaysia’s Best Achiever by Australia Guild. In May 2013, Jamilah was awarded a Mentor-Mentee Grant worth RM100,000 by the government of Malaysia, allowing her to perform a concert featuring traditional songs on 28th December 2013. In June 2013, Jamilah received “Anugerah Bakat Muda Seni 2013” from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for her contribution in singing traditional songs in Malaysia. Jamilah was formerly a student at ASWARA and Berklee College of Music and is currently majoring in Music Education at Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
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