“It is always a personal thrill to find a ‘fresh voice’ within the jazz continuum. A Bu is a highly creative and accomplished jazz pianist who is also a gifted composer. I regard him as a promising young jazz lion who has a brilliant career ahead of him and will surely be talked about for many years to come”
– Michel Camilo, GRAMMY® Award-Winning Pianist
Born in Beijing in 1999, A Bu stands out as one of the most promising pianists of the Chinese jazz scene. At age 4 he started to play and study classical piano. While entering China’s most the Central Conservatory of Music at age 9, A Bu began to approach improvisation and soon developed a high interest in playing jazz. At age 15 A Bu won the First Prize & Audience Choice of the prestigious Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition (2015 edition). A Bu has appeared multiple times at the International Jazz Day Global Concert, where he is invited by the UNESCO and Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz to share the stage with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller, Igor Butman, Till Brönner, Ben Williams, Brian Blade and many international jazz stars. Until now A Bu has played at some of the world’s most well-known music venues including the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Foundation Louis Vuitton and made debuts at Montreux Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, JZ Festival, and other international jazz festivals. Taking the quality of a professional classical pianist and influence of jazz idioms, A Bu plays in a lyrical style with clarity and exquisite sense. His original music also emphasis his oriental identity. He is currently enrolled at The Juilliard School, pursuing a degree in classical piano performance under distinguished pianist Mr. Hung-Kuan Chen.