Pianist Chris Carpio and his quartet perform a dynamic set of original acoustic and electric jazz, including music from their new fusion project Soul Funk’d Ape. Mainstays of the jazz world in Hong Kong and top representatives of the city’s vibrant Filipino musician scene, Carpio and his quartet groove hard whether plugged in or unplugged.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Chris Carpio Quartet is a modern jazz ensemble based in Hong Kong with a style that combines multiple genres to create its own distinctive sound. Known for their high energy performances, the band has appeared at clubs, concert halls, and high-profile jazz events across Asia.
Chris Carpio, keyboard
Surrounded by music and rhythm since birth, Chris Carpio’s journey as a musician has been unique. From being a passionate sportsman who represented Hong Kong Rugby U20s, to performing in and directing many prestigious events and projects around the globe, his life experiences have had a great influence on his musical creativity.
Whether working as a session musician, composer, arranger, or musical director, Chris strives for perfection, as was noted by Tatler Hong Kong in their inaugural Generation T List. In 2022, Chris was showcased in two concerts, “Carpio Brothers: Back to the Dickens,” featuring the Tony Carpio Big Band, and “The Little Giant: Michel Petrucciani Tribute” in collaboration with French May Hong Kong.
Alongside his performances, Chris’s passion for music has led him to educating and inspiring others.
Bernard Carpio, saxophone
Bernard found his love for music at a very early age. From the age of three, he would lead his father’s big band around Dickens Bar with his toy saxophone as they completed their final songs for the afternoon. Now an established performer, he is the frontman for a big band and has also been featured by several top Hong Kong artists, such as Kenny B and Teresa Carpio.
In 2022, he co-hosted the concert “Carpio Brothers: Back to the Dickens” with his brother Chris, performing the big band music of their childhood, their father's compositions and jazz classics with their own twist.
As he has developed into a world-class saxophonist, Bernard has worked to bring more awareness to jazz and other live music traditions in Hong Kong and around the world.
Huang Tzu Yu (Fish), drums
Huang is a Taiwanese drummer based in Hong Kong and Taipei. After becoming the youngest winner of Best Drummer of Yamaha Asian Beat Grand Final, he began playing jazz professionally around the world. Adept in various genres and styles, Huang’s skills are also much sought after in the Mandopop and Cantopop scenes, and he has participated in countless pop music productions and concerts.
In 2014 and 2015, he played with Crowd Lu for his Taipei Arena concerts and several music festivals; in 2015 he became bandleader for Sky Wu’s tour playing with him throughout Asia in almost 20 concerts. In 2016, he toured with Aga (Agatha Kong). He was also the drummer on Andy Lau’s world tour “My Love Andy Lau.” He was a member of the jury for the 2020 Golden Indie Music Awards and hosts the YouTube Channel “Fish Huang on Drums.” He is currently working on the band R.O.O.T’s new album.
Huang is an endorser for Canopus Drums, Meinl Cymbals & Schlagwerk.
Jezrael Lucero, bass
Blind since birth but endowed with perfect pitch, Jezrael Lucero was singing Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night” at the age of 13 months, playing classical concertos on the piano at age two, and has been performing at hotels and appearing on TV shows since he was four. A tremendously gifted jazz pianist whose fingers can prance on the keyboard like praying mantises or scramble like frenzied locusts, Lucero is also a singer, arranger, drummer, guitarist, and bass player.