|Chinese and western instruments burn up their bows in a fiery frenzy of playing during Jason Kao Hwang’s Burning Bridge at Flushing Town Hall. Then again, who would expect anything less than instant ignition when Hwang, the internationally recognized violinist and composer, collaborates with his EDGE quartet (violin, drums, string bass, cornet) plus Four (erhu, pipa, trombone and tuba)? Based on the celebrated album of the same name, Burning Bridge sets ablaze the so-called boundaries of cultural identity and, in the resulting heat, forges a gorgeous blend of classical, jazz, and traditional Chinese music.
Jason Kao Hwang, composer, violin
Andrew Drury, drums
Ken Filiano, string bass
Wang Guowei, erhu
Sun Li, pipa
Steve Swell, trombone
Joe Daley, tuba
Herb Robertson, trumpet
PRE-CONCERT TALK AT 3 PM
Join Professor John Kuo Wei Tchen of New York University and Jason Kao Hwang in a creative discussion about his music, family history and the creation of Asian American identity.
COMPOSITION WORKSHOP AT 7:30 PM
Explore the creative process of cross-cultural music. Bring your instrument and play with Jason and his ensemble members.
This program is supported by Presenting Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Promotional support in partnership with New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute.
October 2013 at Flushing Town Hall!
Monthly Jazz Jam (Special Guest: Jason Kao Hwang)
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:00 PM
NEA Jazz Masters
Featuring Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris, Jimmy Owens, Russell Malone, Tootie Heath and Christian McBride
Friday, October 11, 2013, 8:00 PM
Brian Woodruff’s OKB Trio
Friday, October 25, 2013, 8:00 PM