Composer, Pianist Jon Jang to Perform at Hamilton College

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Location: Fillius Events Barn at Hamilton College

Event Description

The performance will feature Jon Jang, Min Xiao-Fen, Hamilton College Professor of Music “Doc” Michael Woods and other Hamilton musicians.

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.

Min Xiao-Fen (pipa, vocals) is a world recognized virtuoso in both orchestral and underground styles, pipa performer, vocalist and composer. She began her career as a pipa soloist with the Nanjing Traditional Orchestra in China.
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