Thai jazz musicians, Julphan Tilapornputt and Kengchakaj Kengkarnka, formed the jazz duet, performs their originals with a mixture of jazz standards. The duo was found by both Julphan and Kengchakaj where they first met in New York City in the summer of 2016. Since then, the duo has been developed their original repertoires and style based on Modern Jazz language. This is particular event will be a live recording session & performance.
Julphan Tilapornputt – Guitar
A Thai modern jazz guitarist, currently resides in New York City. Combining an intriguing mix of influences, Julphan’s music features sophisticated guitar-centric compositions mixing classical elements and jazz improvisation. Julphan graduated a guitar performance from Berklee College of Music where he was recipient of a Music Writing and Composition scholarship and Master of Jazz Studies from NYU Steinhardt. Julphan has performed with Tewan Supsanyakorn, legendary Thai jazz saxophonist and has studied with jazz masters such as Adam Rogers. Joe Lovano, Peter Bernstein, Mick Goodrick, Jean-Michel Pilc and Tim Miller.
Kengchakaj Kengkarnka – Piano
A jazz pianist originally from Bangkok, Thailand. He received a Fullbright Scholarship to study at Manhattan School of Music, where he is now a second-year master’s student. He has won numerous award including the Best soloist from Thailand international jazz conference solo competition, and the winner of the ensemble and individual performance from Thailand jazz competition. Kengchakaj graduate from the conservatory of music, Rangsit university under the mentorship of Dr.Denny Euprasert. At Manhattan School of Music, he studies with Ted Rosenthal and Phil Markowitz. He enjoys his monthly residency at The 55 Bar in New York City with a group called Vinyl Live.