Trần Mạnh Tuấn
Performer (saxophone, piano, guitar, voice, ethnic instruments) | Composer | Music Producer
Trần Mạnh Tuấn is one of the two most prominent jazz saxophonists in Vietnam. In 2002, he moved from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and has taught at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory. He is also a composer, arranger and producer.
He began playing the saxophone in 1979 and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music.
He has released five solo CDs and has performed and recorded with several Vietnamese pop singers. He is also known for his interpretations of the songs of Trịnh Công Sơn.
At various occasions, Trần Mạnh Tuấn has perform with a number of well known musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Derek Nash, Lillian Boutte, Charlie Bisharat, Dave Grusin, Don Grusin, Hans Dulfer, Fulvio Albano, Rob Mullins, Mike Del Frerro, John Ferguson, Stephan Eicher, Co Co York, Jennifer Ryan, Mezcal Jazz Unit, Dana Leong, Denis Mininfield.
In 2005 he opened the Sax n' Art jazz club in Ho Chi Minh City.