Award-winning music producer, music director, composer, arranger and bassist CMgroovy has been active in the Hong Kong pop, jazz and indie music scene since 2003. An experienced music educator, he has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and has led high school jazz programmes, clinics for adult bassists and indie band mentorship programmes. CM is also a hands-on father of two children aged seven and four.
Leader of NTBM (Not-to-be-missed), a locally-based jazz collective featuring international musicians, Hong Kong artist Tjoe Man-cheung is a jazz composer and musician and a graduate of the Los Angeles Musicians Institute. A favoured sideman in the pop scene, a talented jazz and blues guitarist, and a proficient arranger and composer, Tjoe has released two EPs and an album of original compositions in Hong Kong and London. He is currently an official artist of the high-end guitar brand Melancon.
Karen is an active musical theatre performer, choreographer and freelance tap dance instructor. She graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in Musical Theatre and Dance, and holds an Advanced II Tap (Honours) Certificate as well as an Advanced Bronze and Silver Tap Certificate (Honours). Since 2000, Karen has taught children’s programmes at a number of local primary and secondary schools. She has also worked as Director of dance, children dance and musicals at the Hong Kong Kids Talent Academy, and taught children’s tap dance and jazz dance at HKAPA Excel and children’s song and dance at the Baron Junior Music Academy.