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Jason Kao Hwang/Burning Bridge GoFundMe   

Jason Kao Hwang/Burning Bridge GoFundMe   
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Jason Kao Hwang/Burning Bridge at Flushing Town Hall, NYC

Please Help Us Reach
Our $6000 Goal by March 1st!


There are Gifts for Each Level of Donation!

Mimi Hwang, Kaikay Hwang, Scott Miller, Tom Swafford, Luis Torregrosa, Philip Perret, Nancy Meli Walker, Ed Hazell, Joseph Daley, Leila Kronenberger, Melyssa Clibbon, Larry Blood, Eric Salazar, Jamie Baum, Carol Kraus, Lynne McVeigh, Ron Alden, Kiyoko Kitamura, Wilfred Loh, Taiyo Ebato, Taylor Ho Bynum, Fred Eurich, Rob Miller, Suzanne and Kevin Lam, Robert and Donna Iannapollo, Midori Licht, Peter Kuhn, David Sewelson, Masaki Yamagata, Kaoru Watanabe, Albey Jane, Han-earl Park, Peter Marter, Mark Chung, Tom Kohn, Marc Andren, Peter Schulz, Peter Pohly, Douglas Cohen, Ken Irwin, Anonymous donors

With their wonderful support we have raised $3,470!

Jason Kao Hwang/Burning Bridge  
1st row: Sun Li (pipa), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet/flugelhorn), Andrew Drury (drum set)
2nd row:  Ken Filiano (string bass),Wang Guowei (erhu),
Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin), Joseph Daley (tuba), Steve Swell (trombone)

photos by Scott Friedlander
My name is Jason Kao Hwang. I am the jazz violinist, composer and leader of Burning Bridge, an octet of Chinese and Western instruments founded in 2009. 

I am raising $6000 by March 1 to pay for the musicians of Burning Bridge, rehearsal studio rentals, and transportation expenses to record my composition, Blood. This is non-commercial music that can only be produced with your help. Your support will allow us to record this Spring. The CD would be released in the fall of 2018. 

The composition Blood, which utilizes improvisation and written score, meditates upon the emotional traumas of war retained within the body as unspoken vibrations that reverberate throughout communities and across generations. Through Blood the violence of deeply held memories are not relived but transposed into our sound. Blood in our sound rises within our voice to protest and defy humanity’s constant state of war. Blood is liberated into our song. Blood regenerates and flows into wholeness and strength. 

I have worked with most of the players for over a dozen years.  Our long history together contributes mightily to the music. Our first CD, Burning Bridge (2012, Innova) was chosen as one of the Best Jazz Recordings of 2012 by Kevin Whitehead (NPR, Fresh Air); Ed Hazell (Jazziz), Robert Iannapollo (NYC Jazz Record), Steve Koenig (Acoustic Levitation), Giuseppe Segala (All About Jazz, Italy) and Lloyd Sachs (JazzTimes).

Blood premiered at the Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI) in 2016, and was also performed at the 2017 Vision Festival (NYC). The music and the band is ready to record!

Click on the Burning Bridge GoFundMe Campaign to learn more and make a contribution!  Music from our first CD is in the video.

Please share this e-mail and campaign with your friends and family, via e-mail, Facebook, or other social media.

Thank you for your help!

Best wishes,

Jason Kao Hwang

Opening Night:  Jason Kao Hwang/Burning Bridge
at Festival du Musique Actuelle, Victoriaville, Canada


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