Angelita Li doesn’t only perform with Hong Kong stars like Deanie Ip, Hins Cheung, Joey Yung, and the group Rubberband; the jazz singer is a regular and performs in headline shows at West Kowloon’s annual Freespace Jazz Fest, which returns on October 29 this year. Angelita Li wrote and performed at her own musical show at the festival last year, where she sang Billie Holiday’s songs with the accompaniment by Patrick Lui’s jazz orchestra. This year, she’s in another collaboration with Lui where pop singer Janice Vidal will also be featured.
Lately, Li, who is also a yoga teacher, has been running the Mindfulness x Jazz Improvisation workshops through a local chamber grou Ensemble Transcience. Founded by jazz guitarist Tervier Cheung, it promotes mindfulness by combining yoga, meditation and improvised interactions between jazz musicians. Li and her team run these workshops at Tai Kwun and Kwai Tsing’s Black Box, and the next will be on October 30.
We asked the jazz star to share with us her strict discipline on her life.