Jin Fo

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Jin Fo (金佛) Kong Hongwei aka Buddha 孔宏伟, Beijing Jazz musician and pianist

also known as Buddha see Buddha and Friends

other band participation: Liu Yuan Jazz Group and Zhang Ling and the Fab Four Knights

General information

He founded the first jazz band “ALAS Jazz Band” in Beijing in 1991, and became China’s first Jazz pianist. He combined Chinese Folk music with jazz. In 1995, he founded the first jazz band to feature Chinese Folk Music: “Tian Chang Jazz Band”, and released his first Jazz CD “Made in China”. In 2000, his band participated in the grand cultural exchange concert held in London.