Composer, Pianist Jon Jang to Lecture at Hamilton College

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Location: Red Pit (Room 127, Kirner-Johnson Building) at Hamilton College

Event Description

“One Day American, One Day Alien: Artists of Color Who Changed the National Anthem” - part two - by composer and pianist Jon Jang. (Part one was presented Monday, Oct. 7.)

Jon Jang is an American jazz pianist, composer and bandleader. Of Chinese ancestry, he is active in the Asian American jazz movement and specializes in music which combines elements of jazz and Asian musics. A majority of his works represents a chronology of Chinese American history in San Francisco. In May 2013, Jang performed at The White House Forum on Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage in Washington D.C., hosted by the Department of the Interior and the White House. Jang has performed with luminaries including Max Roach, David Murray, and others.

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