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The Vietnam Jazz Scene | Tran Manh Tuan

October 22, 2009

Most residents of Vietnam are aware of the countries burgeoning pop and rock scenes, but what about jazz?

Vietnam’s most celebrated musician, the jazz saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan, has made quite a name for himself internationally. Having played with legends like Herbie Hancock, Denis Mininfield, Dave and Don Grusin and many more, Tuan has played over 50 countries and released more than six full length albums.

Taking time out before performing at Saigon jazz venue Sax N’ Art, which he launched in 2004, Tuan talks about the Vietnam music scene and the highlights of his own 30 year career.

To find out more about Tuan and his phenomenal career visit

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