Nguyen Le (left) and Ngo Hong Quang have been nominated for Echo Jazz 2018 awards. (Source: thanhnien.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese musicians Nguyen Le and Ngo Hong Quang have been nominated for Echo Jazz 2018, a prestigious jazz award hosted by the ACT Music recording company. The winners will be announced on May 31 in Hamburg, Germany. Nguyen Le (real name Le Thanh Nguyen), 59, is a French Vietnamese. He has been nominated in the International Guitar Artist category. Ngo Hong Quang, 35, has been nominated for the Instrumentalist of the Year, Various Instruments category. He is a graduate of the Traditional Instruments Department of the Vietnam Music Academy and has a master’s degree in contemporary composing from the National Music Academy in the Netherlands. Both musicians have been nominated for their joint album, Hanoi Duo, released in January 2017. The album includes 10 of their newly composed songs, some of which bear deep traditional Vietnamese characteristics. The album was re-mixed by Nguyen Le in modern style and was recorded in France. ACT Music’s website quotes the Frankfurter AllgemeineZeitung newspaper about Nguyen Le: “Nobody plays the guitar like him, the very first exclusive ACT artist ever. Born to Vietnamese parents in Paris in… Read full this story
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