Founded in 2003, Skyline is one of the most renowned Jazz Fusion bands in the Chinese music scene. Its music covers genres like Jazz, Funk, Latin, R&B, Soul, Pop, Rock, Electronic and World Music. Embracing influences from Jazz music in U.S., Japan, Latin America 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" by Golden Melody Awards (GMA), "Best Jazz Album" by Golden Indie Music Awards, "Best Jazz Producer" by U.S. Independent Music Awards (IMAs) and won Silver Medal of Album, Band and Jazz Fusion from Global Music Awards. 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" by Golden Melody Awards (GMA) for Traditional Arts and Music and won "Best Live Performance Album" by U.S. Independent Music Awards (IMAs).

Skyline released its fourth studio album “City Silhouette” in 2021. After earning accolades for their last album, members of Skyline have continued to imagine the possibilities of jazz fusion. Three years of pondering those possibilities led almost naturally to the idea of going “back to the roots,” with the glory of jazz fusion of the past providing endless inspiration. Skyline wants to use the Western format of jazz music to present its roots in Taiwan, so as to take all parts of Taiwan’s traditional music (Aboriginal Ancient Tunes, Hakka Eight-Tones (Ba-Yin), Fulao Folk Songs) and wrap them into the jazz fusion style. Skyline hopes to bring a new vibrance and life to that traditional music. This isn’t just about inheriting and presenting music. Rather, it’s a matter of giving a concrete expression to the inner workings of a culture in order to create something that is at once retro and modern. To fully convey this album’s concept and techniques, Skyline invited the best of jazz fusion to join us for recording: members of Chick Corea Elektric Band (saxophonist Eric Marienthal and guitarist Frank Gambale) and quintessential master musicians from GRP (jazz drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and bassist Abraham Laboriel) along with otherrenowned musicians with a goal to produce a high standard and exquisite jazz fusion album that has international impact. The album is nominated as "Best Instrumental Album Producer" and "Best Instrumental Composer" by Golden Melody Awards (GMA) and won Gold Medal of Instrumentalist, Band and Jazz Fusion from Global Music Awards.

Skyline set its footprints across Asia (including Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau). It keeps absorbing a variety of music elements from around the world while promoting original music from Taiwan to the world. The band is also devoted to promoting Jazz music from Taiwan via online platforms and social media. It has more than 19,000 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!


2024 TTV Super Star
2023 Jazz in July @Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, Singapore
2023 Taoyuan Rakuten Monkeys Stadium
2023 Taoyuan Calla Lily Festival
2024, 2022 Taoyuan Beer Festival
2022 Hsinchu Science Park Meditation Lake Music Festival
2022 Kaohsiung Ice MAX Festival
2022 Race Jazz Festival
2022 Zepp New Taipei
2021 Riverside 20th Anniversary Fesival
2020 Blue Note Taipei, Taiwan
2020 Art Reading Cafe (Yuppy Bpokstore), Taipei, Taiwan
2020 Café Rossiya, Taipei, Taiwan
2020 Oldie Goodie, Taipei, Taiwan
2024, 2019 Taoyuan Land Art Festival
2019 National Theater, Taipei, Taiwan
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
2018 Tamsui Fisherman Stage - Summer Music Festival
2018 Taoyuan Band Festival
2018 Miaobei Art Center
2015 Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta Indonesia
2024, 2022, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016 Taipei Jazz Festival, Taiwan
2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 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 Orange Peel, Hong Kong
2016 Fringe Club, Hong Kong
2016 Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
2003~2023 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
2018, 2015 Music Corner, Taipei, Taiwan
2013~2015 Banchiaofefe Live House, New Taipei City, Taiwan
2014 ThERE Cafe, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2022, 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
2022, 2016 LIVE WAREHOUSE, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2020, 2015, 2014, 2010 Blue Fantasy Music Bar, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015 In Our Time, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015 Madker Café, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2004~2005 Starbucks Summer Jazz, Taiwan
2003~2004 Taipei Riverside Jazz Festival, Taiwan

Awards & Recognition

2022 2022 Global Music Awards Won Gold Medal for "Instrumentalist, Band and Jazz Fusion"
2022 33th Golden Melody Awards Nominated for "Best Instrumental Album Producer", Nominated for "Best Instrumental Composer""
2020 18th Independent Music Awards (IMAs) Won "Live Performance Album" Award and nominated for "Jazz Producer"
2019 2019 Global Music Awards Won Silver Medal for "Album, Band and Jazz Fusion"
2019 30th Golden Melody Awards Nominated for "Best Instrumental Recording Album"
2019 30th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music Nominated for "Best Crossover Album"
2019 10th Gold Indie Music Awards Nominated for "Best Jazz Album"
2014 Cotai Jazz and Blues Festival, Macau China Top 12
2014 5th Golden Indie Music Awards Nominated for "Best New Artist (Band)"
2006 Chrysler & ICRT Jazz Band Competition Top 10