International Jazz Events or collaborations with foreign institutes in Taiwan of Chipin & Kaiya






1996~2002
Studied at Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium, first & second Taiwanese to receive the master's degree of Jazz Performance

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1999
Jazz violinist Chi-pin Hsieh & pianist Kai-ya led 3 Belgian jazz musicians as "Brussels Jazz Quintet" returning to Taiwan for a tour in Taipei, Hsinchu & Taichung

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2003
Chi-pin Hsieh was invited by NTCH to host the press conferences of Dee Dee Bridgewater & Tuck & Patti for the Summer Jazz Party Concert Series

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2004 to current
Initiated the annual "Taipei International Summer Jazz Academy", invited various international jazz masters to Taiwan to perform, teach and organize workshops, it's the most large-scale jazz educational events in the country

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2004
Chi-pin Hsieh was invited by DOCA Taipei City Government to organize the Latin Music Workshop for Teenager with the Dutch musician Peter Van Marle

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2006 to current
As Musical Director & Director of Education, to lead Taipei International Jazz Education & Promotion Association co-organizing the annual "Taipei International Jazz Festival", inviting various international jazz greats and international/local jazz sensation groups to perform outdoors for Taipei citizens, it becomes the biggest outdoor jazz fest in Taipei area, and works intensively with foreign embassies & representative offices

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2005
Violinist Chi-pin Hsieh performed together with Canadian jazz musician D.D. Jackson in Taipei, the concert was sponsored by Canadian Office Taipei

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2005
Invited by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwanese Government to perform at Java Jazz Festival in Jarkata, Indonesia, in behalf of Taiwan

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2007
Recorded "Mr. Bebu" with original jazz compositions in Belgium, worked with Belgian, Italian, American jazz greats, the album was nominated for the best instrumental album of the 19th Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan

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2007
Invited by NTIO, Chipin & Kaiya toured with Dutch jazz trumpeter Saskia Laroo in Taipei & Tainan, and host their jazz workshop

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2007
Chipin & Kaiya's Duo Project was invited by Asian-Cape Connections to perform at the jazz festival in Fukuoka, Japan, it's the first time ever that the Taiwanese jazz musicians to play in Japan

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2008
Chipin & Kaiya International Jazz Quintet invited John Ruocco (USA), Bart De Nolf (Belgium) & Mimi Verderame (Italy) to tour in Taiwan from Taipei to Nantou and ended up in Taichung

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2008
Jazz Pianist Kai-ya Chang played with American jazz fusion guitarist Sal DiFusco in Taipei, she was the only Taiwanese jazz musician in the band

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2008
Chi-pin Hsieh Jazz Group was invited by TAITRA to perform Taiwanese-theme jazz for the international guests came to join the annual Trade Convention

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2008
Chi-pin Hsieh was invited again to Fukuoka, Japan to play at the jazz festival, and shared the stage with Swedish, South-African, Dutch & Japanese jazz musicians

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2008
Kai-ya Chang was invited by New Zealand Office Taipei to perform with the jazz vocalist Whirimako Black for two concerts

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2009
"Mr. Bebu" album was elected to join the Taiwan-theme exhibition at MIDEM, Cannes, France

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2009
Chi-pin Hsieh was invited by American Cultural Center, AIT, to host the Latin jazz workshop by Duende Latin Jazz Quartet, sponsored by U.S. Department of State

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2009
Recorded 2 jazz albums with international jazz musicians from USA, Belgium & Italy, the "Jazz Promenade" was released in December

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2009
Chipin & Kaiya Jazz Group was invited by TAITRA again to perform the Taiwan-theme jazz at the annual Trade Convention

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2009
Chi-pin Hsieh was invited by American Cultural Center, AIT to host and be the lecturer for the "America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World" Exhibition

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2010
Chipin & Kaiya Jazz Group went on tour in Japan for the third time, performed in Tokyo, Fukuoka & Okinawa, joint by Japanese & Dutch jazz musicians. Visited Jazz Department of Senzoku Gakuan University in Tokyo as the Directors of TIJEPA, and performed at MUSIX2010 in Okinawa, it is the only Taiwanese jazz group who was officially invited by the organizer

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2010
Chipin & Kaiya were Invited by AIT Kaohsiung Branch and Sun Yat-sen America Center, gave a lecture and mini concert about "Music in 60's - Jazz, Latin, Rock music in USA & Taiwan" at the Kaohsiung Museum of History Museum

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2010
The "Mimi Meimei" album with original compositions recorded with Belgian, Italian, American & Japanese jazz musicians was released in June

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2010
Chipin & Kaiya Jazz Quintet participated in the "2010 Bali Waterfront Jazz Night" as one of the performing group and producers, shared the stage with Lars Jansson Quartet from Sweden, and Judy Niemack/Jean-Francois Prins from USA

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2010
Chi-pin Hsieh led TIJEPA as Musical Director for the concert of Jaroslav Jezek Conservatory Jazz Orchestra from Prague, Czech in Taipei, the group was conducted by Milan Svoboda

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2011
Chi-pin & Kai-ya as the directors of TIJEPA, led student visiting group to Koyo Conservatory in Kobe, Japan to join the educational activities and visiting 2011 Japan Student Jazz Festival

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2011
Chipin & Kaiya as the directors of TIJEPA, led the other student visiting group to Jazz Department of Senzoku Gakuen University in Tokyo, Japan to join the educational activities and visiting 2011 Yokohama Jazz Promenade

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2011
Invited Harold Danko - the renown jazz pianist and the director of jazz dept. of Eastman School of Music to feature at the TISJA Reunion Jam and helped on clinics

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2011
Chipin & Kaiya were invited to join the "Israel International Exposure for Jazz and World Music" in Jerusalem & Tel-Aviv in November , visiting Jerusalem Academy of Dance & Music and Rimon School of Jazz & Contemporary Music, then eventually performed a concert in Tel-Aviv, first time ever as the Taiwanese Jazz Group.

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2011
In July finished recording 2 new albums with American, Canadian, Italian, Belgian, Japanese and Taiwanese jazz musicians, then brought the music to Genk, Belgium to work with the great jazz engineer Pino Guarraci, then "Jazz Promenade 2" was released in December

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2012
Invited Professor Akihito Fuse and Professor Ryota Ueda of jazz dept. of Koyo Conservatory to Taiwan for workshops and concert.

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2012
Invited by American Cultural Center, AIT, to be the lecturer of “Jazz Appreciation Month” workshop.

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2012
Invited Israeli flutist Hadar Noiberg to Taiwan for workshops and concert.

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2012
Released new album “JACK Project – Freedom Voyage” in July.The album was recorded with American, Italian, Belgian, Japanese and Taiwanese jazz musicians.

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2012
Invited Baptiste Trotignon to Taiwan for workshops and the opening concert of Taipei International Jazz Festival.

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2012
Chi-pin & Kai-ya as the directors of TIJEPA, led student visiting group to Koyo Conservatory in Kobe, Japan to join the educational activities ( Band of Koyo Conservatory came to Taiwan as well in July.)

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2012
Chi-pin & Kai-ya’s Jazz Quartet toured in Yanshuf Bar, Shablul Jazz Club and performed on Taiwan’s National Day Reception in Israel. Kai-ya was invited to record Dr. Arnon Palty’s song with Dr. Michael Klinghoffer. Chi-pin & Kai-ya as the directors of TIJEPA, led student visiting group to Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance to join the educational activities ( Band of JAMD came to Taiwan as well in July.)

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2012
Chi-pin & Kai-ya as the directors of TIJEPA, led student visiting group to Senzoku College of Music in Tokyo, Japan to join the educational activities ( Band of Senzoku College of Music came to Taiwan as well in July.)

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2013
Invited Alan Ferber to Taiwan for workshops and concert.

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2013
Invited Israeli flutist Hadar Noiberg to Taiwan for workshops and concert.

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The international Jazz musicians that Chipin & Kaiya played with include John Ruocco, Rosario Giuliani, Judy Niemack, David Linx, Tutu Puoane, Amanda Tiffin, Fabien Degryse, Sal DiFusco, Joachim Schoenecker, Jean-Francois Prins, Bruno Castellucci, Mimi Verderame, Sebastian Kaptein, Bart De Nolf, D.D. Jackson, Lars Jansson, John Beasley, Bert Joris, David Smith, Steve Davis, John Allred, Alan Ferber, Seigo Matsunaga, Toshi Fujii, Kenji Omae, Arnon Palty, Hadar Noiberg...from USA, Europe, Africa & Asia.

The International Jazz Group that TIJEPA invited include Milan Svoboda & Jaroslav Jezek Conservatory Jazz Orchestra, Element of the Moment, A.S.K. Trio, Mulique, Koyo Conservatory Alumni Quartet & Senzoku College of Music All-Star Sextet......just to name a few.



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