ABOUT


Founded in 2003, Skyline is one of the most renowned Jazz Fusion bands in Taiwan. Its music covers genres like Jazz, Funk, Latin, R&B, Soul, Pop and Rock. Embracing influences from Jazz masters in U.S., Japan and Europe, the band is committed to creating their original music by combining western elements with local cultures for an unique fusion style. As the name indicates, Skyline's music boasts a distinctive metropolitan style and strong urban focus. The band also seeks to inject greater musical richness and cultural depth into the production to create some truly unique Jazz Fusion tunes.

In 2013, Skyline launched "Alchemy", its 10th Anniversary Tour, and created great resonance among fans. Thus the band decided to release its debut album "City Glide" in 2014. Since the album launched, Skyline has received wide acclaim from home and abroad for its diverse music elements and mature urban Jazz style. In addition to being nominated for the Best New Artist at Golden Indie Music Awards (GIMA) in 2014, the band was among the world's top 12 bands at the 3rd Cotai Jazz and Blues Festival in Macau in the same year and then invited to perform live at the 2015 Java Jazz Festival, the world's biggest Jazz music festival. 

Following its debut success, Skyline released its second studio album "City Colors" in 2016. Extending the concept of its first album “silhouette of the city”, the band created this sophisticated and melodic production rich in delicate musical arrangements and remarkable depth. Jazz virtuosos Gerald Albright, Paul Jackson Jr., Alain Caron are all featured in the production. In the same year, Skyline went on an Asia tour with 20 concerts in a total of 12 cities in Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and released its first live album and DVD/BD "2016 Asia Tour Live" in 2017.

Skyline released its third studio album “City Explorations” in 2018 - a breakthrough album marking the band’s 15th anniversary blending Jazz, classical and world music, containing the music elements such as traditional Chinese, Japanese, Indian, African, European (Middle Age), Flamingo, Tango, Latin, Chill-out, Avant-garde Rock with joint efforts by top-notch musicians as well as a Grammy-award-winning post-production team (Bob Ludwig, Craig Burbidge and Michele "Miki" Paciulli). The album is nominated as "Best Instrumental Recording Album of the Year" by Golden Melody Award (GMA). Also, the band partnered with Taipei Symphony Orchestra (TSO POPS) and classical-crossover music master Joe Che-Yi Lee to begin a groundbreaking "Symphojazz" tour blending Jazz with symphony orchestra in major concert halls around Taiwan, embarking an unprecedented music journey featuring original jazz, classical and world music. Right after the tour, the band released its 2nd live album and DVD/BD "Symphojazz". The album is nominated as "Best Crossover Album of the Yearl" by Golden Melody Award (GMA) for Traditional Arts and Music.

Skyline absorbs a variety of music elements from around the world and brings innovative concepts and skills into its album as it interprets all the music styles unique to each culture. The band is also devoted to promoting Jazz music from Taiwan via online platforms and social media. It has more than 18,000 fans on Facebook, becoming the most followed Jazz band in Taiwan. It also has a multinational fan base on YouTube. By propelling Taiwan’s original music onto the international Jazz scene, it is Skyline’s wish that it is not the Skyline from Taiwan but Skyline of the world!

LIVE HISTORY

2018 National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 National Taichung Theater, Taiwan
2018 Pingtung Performing Arts Center, Taiwan
2018 Kaohsiung Dadong Arts Center, Taiwan
2018 Tainan Cultural Center, Taiwan
2015 Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta Indonesia
2014 Cotai Jazz and Blues Festival, Macau China (Top 12)
2018, 2017, 2016 Taipei Jazz Festival, Taiwan
2018, 2016, 2012, 2009, 2007 Taichung Jazz Festival, Taiwan
2016 Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan
2016 SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Hey-JOE, Yokohama, Japan
2016 Mister Kelly’s, Osaka, Japan
2016 Bottom Line, Nagoya, Japan
2016 Club Metro, Kyoto, Japan
2016 JZ Club, Shanghai, China
2016 JZ Club, Guanzhou, China
2016 JZ Club, Wuhan, China
2016 Fringe Club, Hong Kong
2016 Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
2003~2016 Riverside Music Café, Taipei, Taiwan
2013~2016 Brown Sugar, Taipei, Taiwan
2012~2015 Sappho Live Music Bar, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 TUTU MOTO Jazz Café, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 Music Corner, Taipei, Taiwan
2013~2015 Banchiaofefe Live House, New Taipei City, Taiwan
2014 ThERE Cafe, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2016 Legacy, Taichung, Taiwan
2015 TADA Ark, Taichung, Taiwan
2013~2015 Sound Live House, Taichung, Taiwan
2013~2015 Room335 Live Music Bar, Tainan, Taiwan
2015 Flying Fish Live Music PUB, Tainan, Taiwan
2010~2015 Blue Fantasy Music Bar, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2016 Live Warehouse, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015 In Our Time, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015 Madker Café, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2006 Chrysler ICRT Jazz Band Competition (Top 10), Taiwan
2004~2005 Starbucks Summer Jazz, Taiwan
2003~2004 Taipei Riverside Jazz Festival, Taiwan

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