Guitarist | Composer | Arranger
'Tjoe's compositions and performance style is incredibly unique and his clear charisma as a band leader clearly communicate his effectiveness working with other musicians.'
- Adam Maestro, Sofar Sounds London
Tjoe is a Hong Kong born and bred top musician. This Musicians Institute alumnus is a favoured sideman in the Pop scene, a talented Jazz & Blues guitarist, a proficient arranger and composer. Currently the official artist of Melancon, Tjoe is recognised by his creative approach, powerful soloing, unique improvisation and a splash of humour on stage.
From 2015 to 2016, Tjoe moved to London to expand his musical territory. He could often be found plying his trade at top venues like Ronnie Scott’s, Southbank Centre and Rich Mix. Apart from active involvement in various bands and music projects, the young musician has also initiated his own project, NTBM (not-to-be-missed). It is an original jazz collective led by him and formed by irregular emerging musicians from around the world. The group aspires to compose original jazz tunes and perform globally. The band impressed the audiences in gigs organised by Sofar Sounds London, Jazz In The Present Tense and various venues.
In 2017, Tjoe announced to release his first LP, and orange, with his band NTBM. A tour in Hong Kong and China will commence after the global release. Prior to and orange, Tjoe has also released an EP FLOW in mid 2014 and another EP FLOW LONDON in early 2016.
Tjoe is currently based in Hong Kong. After resuming to the local music scene, the top musician has already done over 50 gigs during half year with his own band and other bands, such as bringing a new line-up of NTBM for Jockey Club Street Music series. Tjoe was the band leader of the house band for two months at Orange Peel, Hong Kong's most famous jazz venue. In mid-August, Tjoe will also bring NTBM to Wow And Flutter, Hong Kong's biggest music festival to celebrate local bands.Music Genre: Jazz, Urban Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Experimental, ImprovisationInfluences: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Django Reinhardt, Sting, Thelonious Monk, Christian McBride, John Scofield, José James, Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Gilad Hekselman, Christian Scott, Kamasi Washington.