Chanutr Techatana-nan (aka HONG) is regarded as one of the most innovative and exciting drummers to emerge recently in the Asian jazz scene. He is best known for his groovy swing juxtaposed with exciting polyrhythmic embellishments. Chanutr has performed at such venues and events like the Thailand International Jazz Festival, Huahin Jazz Festival; “Tsunami Benefit Concert” in London, the Lincoln Center Festival 2006 in New York, Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival; Miri International Jazz Festival; Penang Island Jazz Festival and the Singapore International Jazz Festival. He is part of acclaimed organist/pianist Jeremy Monteiro’s groups, The Asian All-Stars Power Quartet as well as Organamix. The latter was recently nominated in the Best Live Performance Category for the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA).
He is currently a full-time instructor and Program Coordinator (Jazz Studies) at the Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University and continues to perform extensively at both local and international jazz venues. He is endorsing CANOPUS drums and hardwares. (www.canopusdrums.com)