Two jazz nights featuring famed Russian guitarist Dmitry Maloletov and renowned Vietnamese saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, with the first event scheduled for this weekend.
As part of a series to celebrate the upcoming 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Russia (1950-2020), the events aim to show the unity of Russians and Vietnamese through music as well as promote cultural exchanges between the two peoples.
The shows will take place at Sax n Art Jazz Club in District 1 on Sunday evening, and at Van Lang University’s Campus 3 in Binh Thanh District on December 12, respectively, said the Russian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Ho Chi Minh City events are a sequel to a series of the two artists’ joint concerts in Russia two months earlier organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations’ ASEAN center, and the Russian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.
Widely regarded as one of Russia’s top guitarists, Dmitry Maloletov composes and plays compositions that fuse the elements of classical, jazz, rock and folk music, according to information published on the artist’s website.
He is a renowned master of TouchStyle (or Two-Handed Tapping), an exquisite style of guitar playing that leaves listeners with the impression of not just one but two or three musicians playing together.
Maloletov worked for a while with Russian pop stars before embarking upon his solo career.
Over the past decade, he has been dividing his time between solo performances at home and abroad, including Europe, the U.S., and countries Southeast Asia, and concerts with his own DM Blues Jam band.
For three years, he was the anchorman of a highly popular radio program named Guitar Club dedicated to his beloved instrument.
His present projects include TV master classes, reviewing sophisticated musical equipment for professional periodicals, and writing books on music theory and composition.
|A screenshot of Dmitry Maloletov's Facebook page shows the Russian guitarist promoting the jazz night in Ho Chi Minh City on December 8 when he's going to perform with Vietnamese saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan.
Born in 1970 in Hanoi, Tran Manh Tuan is known as one of the most prominent jazz saxophonists in Vietnam.
He has released solo CDs and performed and recorded with several Vietnamese pop singers.
The saxophonist has also earned his reputation for his interpretations of the songs of late Vietnamese legendary music composer Trinh Cong Son.