Francis Wong Unit to perform at Hammer Museum at UCLA August 20

Photo by Robbie Sweeny
Hammer Presents, JazzPOP

JazzPOP: Francis Wong Unit

Thursday Aug 20, 2015 8:00PM

“Wong plays with both the ferocity of Albert Ayler and the thoughtfulness of Sonny Rollins.” – Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

“Wong's tenor plays from the pain side of the blues – the side of grief and loss and history – in his approach to integrating Asian folk traditions into the jazz environment.” – Thom Jurek, All Music Guide

A leader in the San Francisco Bay Area music community for more than 25 years, saxophonist Francis Wong creates meditative, wild, soulful music rooted in the Asian American experience. Wong’s Unit plays his immersive compositions that connect the sounds and aesthetics of Asian folk music with African American blues and jazz.

Francis Wong – soprano and tenor saxophones
John-Carlos Perea – electric bass
Karl Evangelista – guitar
Karen Stackpole – drums and gongs
Yangqin Zhao – yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer)

Hammer Museum

Free for Good

10899 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90024



August 20, 2015 at 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Hammer Museum UCLA
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
United States
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