Jazz In The Neighbourhood

Jazz World (HK) Ltd

Jazz World (HK) Ltd was established in 2001 as a jazz record shop selling nothing but Jazz CDs from around the world.

Building up a vast network of contacts from record companies, artist management agencies and even artists themselves, and with their ever growing fan base, Jazz World began moving towards the world of live performance by 2005.  In 2008, Jazz World co-founded Hong Kong’s first International Jazz Festival.   Soon, Jazz World began to organise concerts on a regular basis.  By 2013, Jazz World had put Hong Kong on the jazz map with Jazz World Live Series, bringing in such stellar acts as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea,  Larry Carlton, Marcus Miller and Kamasi Washington etc.

Count-in Music Ltd

Founded in 2013, Count-In Music Limited is the organizer of more than 50 music performances and cultural events of various scales, covering music genres such as Chinese, classical, rock, experimental and jazz. Count-In also actively organises music promotional activities, performances and educational events, acting to serve the inter-media exchange platform for homegrown musicians and cross-disciplinary art groups in Hong Kong, furthering the forms and possibilities of music creation, widening the spectrum of audiences and enriching local music culture. 

The company is an avid organiser of large-scale music events, many of which (e.g. Music Fairground 2013 and 2016) received funding from Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2017, it initiated a cultural exchange programme which made available local young jazz musicians and EdUHK students the opportunity to take part in the 8th Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans as exchange activities, wherein the performance was highly-acclaimed. Invited by the City University of Hong Kong’s Student Development Services (Cultural Affairs Team), Count-In has hitherto been holding on-campus performances and cultural events since 2016. 

In 2019, the company founded the Hong Kong Youth Jazz Collective (HKYJC), a five-month jazz training programme led by prominent local artists and a renowned saxophonist and jazz educator Martin Speake, empowering young local musicians to advance in jazz. Then, in a joint effort to benefit jazz development in Hong Kong, the participants took the stage at HKYJC’s year-end concert and Lau Bak Freespace Livehouse’s Young Jazz Series. In 2020, Count-In Music produced a multi-modal music theatre––To Someone Alike, probing into the intricate and melancholic, yet visceral and ingrained paternal relationship via the incorporation of music and multi-modal media.