Francis Wong and Trio SF at the de Young Museum

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.

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What is Taglish?

This is from Karl's website describing Taglish, which will be performed October 25 at APAture '13...

Taglish is a new work from Bay Area guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista and art rock outfit Grex--an album of original Filipino-American music that is staggering in scope and strangeness. 

Inspired by Evangelista's family experiences, Taglish is an exploration of the multifaceted nature of both contemporary music and 21st century immigrant culture. The project synthesizes jazz, American song, 20th century experimentalism, and Filipino folk melody into a sound that is at once universal and starkly personal. Centered around Evangelista's duo Grex and featuring trailblazing saxophonist/Asian Improv aRts cofounder Francis Wong, renowned electric bassist/multi-instrumentalist John-Carlos Perea, and Bay Area drumming dynamo Jordan Glenn, Taglish is a genuinely multicultural, trans-idiomatic work.

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Taglish - performed and composed by Karl Evangelista and ensemble

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!

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New beginnings!

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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Welcome to Francis Wong's new website

Welcome to Francis Wong's new website!  Please join this site and become a member of the Francis Wong - Asian Improv aRts family to stay connected and interact with us!

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