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Zhang Xiongguan

Zhang Xiongguan is one of the most influential young jazz guitarists, composers in China. He is also a D’addario artist. 

Zhang Xiongguan studied with some of the leading figures in the jazz world: Fred Hersch, Miguel Zenon and Jason Moran. After graduating from the prestigious New England Conservatory with a Master degree, he returned his homeland and started his career as an educator in Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Xiongguan’s virtuosity is highly regarded as being one of the most active musicians in China. Since his relocation back to Shanghai in 2015, he has already composed and published two albums. His debut album ”New Sound From The Past”(2016) and latest creation “Struggles”(2017) . Renowned Saxophonist, educator Jerry Bergonzi praised Xiongguan’s Playing and Writing to be “superb and innovative”.

Except from leading his own Solo, Trio, Quartet and Septet. Xiongguan can also be heard in different groups in China such as the JZ All Big Band, Li Xiaochuan Quintet and NYC-based electronic group Shanghai Restoration Project. Xiongguan has shared the stage with famous jazz artists such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Potter. In recent years, His appearance can be found in TV programs as well, collaborated frequently with Chinese pop singers such as Tia Ray and Chang Shilei.

Xiongguan has performed in famous venues around the world such as Blue Note, Birdland Hamburg and JZ Club. He also participated in jazz festivals in Shanghai, Taiwan, Russia, Germany and America.