ABOUT


Founded in 2003, Skyline is one of the most renowned fusion Jazz 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 Fusion Jazz tunes.

In 2013, Skyline launched "Alchemy", its 10th Anniversary round-the-island Tour, and received wide acclaim from music 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 the 5th Golden Indie Music Awards 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 launched 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 in 2017.

Sparing no creative efforts to produce great music, Skyline released its third studio album “City Explorations” in 2018. Partnering with Taipei Symphony Orchestra (TSO) POPS and classical-crossover music master Joe Che-Yi Lee, Skyline is set to begin a groundbreaking “Symphojazz” tour blending Jazz with classical symphony in major concert halls around Taiwan, embarking an unprecedented music journey featuring original jazz music from Taiwan, world music and classical symphony.

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.

Skyline is also devoted to promoting Jazz music from Taiwan via innovative online platforms. On the strength of the power of the Internet as well as the group forming power of social media, Skyline has more than 17,000 fans on Facebook, becoming the most followed Jazz band in Taiwan. It also has a multinational fan base on YouTube and Google+, receiving greetings and questions from people worldwide. At Skyline, our ambition is not only to promote Taiwan's Jazz music among international music lovers but make Taiwan known to the world. At Skyline, our ambition is not only to promote Taiwan's Jazz music among international music lovers but make Taiwan known to the world. By propelling Taiwan’s original Jazz music onto the international platform, all the jazz enthusiasts worldwide will fall in love with it after having a listen to such excellent tunes. It is Skyline’s wish that it is not the Skyline from Taiwan but Skyline of the world!
 

LIVE HISTORY

2015 Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta Indonesia
2014 Cotai Jazz and Blues Festival, Macau China (Top 12)
2016 Taipei Jazz Festival
2016、2012、2009、2007 Taichung International Jazz Festival, Taiwan
2014 Golden Indie Music Awards, Best New Artist of the Year Nominee
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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