About

Ember Swift 23Canadian artist Ember Swift now resides in the magnetic city of Beijing, China. She has released 11 albums and 1 DVD project since 1996 and continues to have a loyal fan base across many national borders. “11:11,” her 11th album aptly named because she released it in 2011, is her most recent release. She plans to record new material in early 2016 for release in late 2016 and/or early 2017.

Ember speaks Mandarin and is a student of Chinese culture, so her music also melds these two traditions. It features lyrics in Mandarin, English and French (the latter both official Canadian languages) and the arrangements feature both Western and Eastern instrumentation such as the featured erhu in her band, a two-stringed traditional Chinese instrument that is considered the ‘Chinese violin.’

Specifically known for her unique, jazz-influenced guitar playing and elastic vocals, additional styles include folk, jazz, swing, R&B, funk, pop, folk-rock, and blues.

 

THE BEIJING BAND

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The band, assembled in Beijing, includes America’s Anthony Vancore on the drums, the UK’s Jack Lecomber on bass, Israel’s Yoav Volansky on keys, and China’s Wang Ya Qi on the erhu. They are five people who come from four different parts of the world but who have chosen Beijing as their current homes proving, once again, that Beijing is truly a global magnet.

 


加拿大艺术家子玉(Ember Swift)现居中国北京。自1996年起,她已经发行了11张专辑,并在很多国家拥有忠实的粉丝。她的上一张专辑是她的第11张专辑,正好又发行在2011年,所以命名为”11:11”。目前子玉正在录制新的作品并计划于2017年发行。

子玉讲一口流利的中文,丈夫又是中国人,对中国文化有着较深的理解,她的音乐也凸显出这种文化的交融碰撞。比如歌词有中文、有英文、有法文(这两个都是加拿大的官方语言),在编配上除了常规的西方乐器也用到了中国的传统乐器二胡。个人方面,子玉有着充满张力的嗓音,弹得一手好琴,她爵士风格的吉他演奏独具一格,不仅如此,舞台上的她更有着迷人的气质。

风格包括爵士,吉普赛,摇滚,放克,流行,民谣,和蓝调。乐队组建于北京,成员有美国的鼓手Anthony Vanacore, 英国的贝司手Jack Lecomber,以色列的键盘手Yoav Volansky,以及中国的二胡手王雅琪。

 

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