18th september seems to be a really hot date for weddings.

Very happy to have witnessed 2 beautiful wedding couples today.

Alan and Shihui (the latter turned out to be Nate’s friend!), lovely down-to-earth couple, and later in the night, at One Rochester with whom i vote as ‘bride-with-the-biggest-smile’, beautiful Joelle and Goldwin.

On the uke and piano going solo for lunch wedding at Four season, a familiar room and lovely Deven who helped us with sound(i can never be more grateful with good hotel/sound crew), and with lovely parents bringing their kids up to me while I half-winked at themnthrough 一见你就笑。

Thanks to Redkite for the arrangements for this lovely wedding.

It’s a real joy exploring new ways of singing old sounds. If you don’t know me by now, that’s always been my greatest interest. My deep desire to understand what my parents love, but also the richness of the culture and the language Mandarin, combined with the mad freedom of jazz and improvisation, i couldn’t be happier to be able to make it for this wedding in the end when something miraculously shifted and i was suddenly available tonight. Many people have had ideas to have Mandarin jazz repertoire, but this wedding was different. Their reception table had authentically displayed old a typewriter, personal sketches, old postcards of 周旋, 姚利(my favourite singer of the era) etc…
I had to with my humble sony ericsson of a phone snap a fofo of it. It was a themed night, and it’s wonderful to see people actually dressing up in cheongsams, and it was no exception for me. And thought it was work, it was totally fun!

Thanks to ALD for the wedding arrangements tonight.

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