I am excited to be a guest artist in Melody of China's upcoming concert at Old First Church on November 24 at 4 pm! Joining me as guest collaborators with this leading San Francisco Chinese instrumental music ensemble under the direction of Yangqin Zhao will be Jon Jang, Marcus Shelby and Deszon Claiborne. Click here for more details.
Last weekend was a blast! Lenora Lee's The Escape/Rescued Memories drew capacity audiences and there was a whole lot of folks in de Young Museum's Wilsey Court hearing my Trio SF ensemble. Playing with Tatsu Aoki and Deszon Claiborne was an incredible creative journey!
I am honored to be music director for Lenora Lee Dance's upcoming works The Escape and Rescued Memories! This will be her most ambitious work yet, which has been graced by the contributions of dozens of performers, designers, and community members from the Bay Area, New York, and Chicago, making the project truly national in scope! In our presentations today in Wesley Ueunten's classes at San Francisco State University today it was really exciting to see the footage that was shot in NY Chinatown with the music the ensemble recorded at NY's Asia Society.
|"Rescued Memories: New York Stories" video shoot clips
I hope you can join us for one of the performances and share in the inspiration, excitement, and fun!
Thank you to all of you who joined us at Karl Evangelista's performance as part of APAture 13 Music Night. It was an invigorating and inspiring night! Next up please come check out my new trio with bassist Tatsu Aoki blowing in from Chicago and drummer Deszon Claiborne. We will be performing a free concert at the de Young as part of their Friday Night Encounters on November 8 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Click here for details.
I am pleased and honored to be a part of Karl's ensemble Friday evening at APAture '13, October 25 at SUB-Mission. Karl is quickly establishing his distinct voice as a guitarist, composer, and bandleader making substantial works featuring a talented circle of collaborators. Kearny Street Workshop, which launched APAture as a window into the work of emerging API artists, is to be commended for its continuing commitment to presenting this work! Click here for more details!
Greetings! I am happy to be back with my new website. I am in the process of revamping the site using a new platform. Much gratitude for your patience as well as your interest in what I am doing! The next few weeks will be quite busy with performances with Karl Evangelista October 25, my own Trio SF featuring Tatsu Aoki, bass, and Deszon Claiborne, drums, at the de Young Museum November 8, and the premiere of Lenora Lee's The Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories at the de Young November 8-9. I had the pleasure and honor of working with two great ensembles to create the recorded score for Lenora's new works. Please check out my Calendar to get the info on these events!
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