2Voices10Fingers: The Next Song
Singaporean Jiu Jian Kenn and American Heidi Hayes join together again in a concert scheduled for January 11, 2013. It will feature Jiu Jian and Heidi performing Singaporean and American music.
Jiu Jian on Heidi:
I observed Heidi's musical theatre class at Walnut Street Theatre in 2009 . At that moment I told myself: " I must have the the chance to learn with this lady." The rest is history. Having Heidi as one of my best friends, vocal coach and mentor really opened up the later part of my music career. She is ever so energetic and positive and most important , connects and share her knowledge in music and creativity with her students in a very special way!
Heidi on Jiu Jian:
I met Jiu Jian Kenn in the summer of 2009, when he observed a music theatre class I teach at the Walnut St. Theatre School in Philadelphia. After observing the class, Jiu Jian arranged to take a voice lesson with me. We hit it off immediately. At the end of Jiu Jian's visit, he handed me a CD of his Mandarin musical, Butterfly Dreams. About a week after he returned to Singapore, I sat down to listen and was immediately transfixed. Here was a sound, a combination of voice, instruments, melody, rhythm and language that I had never heard before. This sound reached into my soul and would not let go. Suddenly, I recognized an tremendous opportunity had been presented to me when Jiu Jian Kenn walked into that class. I had to work with this guy. And I have. In Singapore in June of 2010. And I will. In Philadelphia this December and January.
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