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Jason Kao Hwang New CD “Blood” + Upcoming Live Appearances

Jason Kao Hwang New CD "Blood" + Upcoming Live Appearances

Jason Kao Hwang – Upcoming concerts + Reviews of Blood 

Listen to my Human Rites trio grow new music!

December 16, Sunday, 6pm
Downtown Music Gallery
13 Monroe Street, Manhattan
Admission: FREE

Jason Kao Hwang/Human Rites Trio
Jason Kao Hwang – composer/violin/viola
Andrew Drury – drum set
Ken Filiano – string bass

Future dates for the Human Rites Trio

Jan, 7:    Quinn's, Beacon, NY
Jan. 26:  Andie Musik, Baltimore
Jan. 27:  Rhizome, Washington, DC


December 19, 6pm
Brooklyn New School/Brooklyn Collaborative Studies Auditorium
610 Henry Street, Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens)
Admission:  FREE
Continuum Culture and Arts, Inc. Presents



Jason Kao Hwang-violin, Stephanie Griffin-viola, Tomas Ulrich-cello, Thomas Heberer-cornet, Ku-umba Frank Lacy-trombone, J.D. Parran-reeds, Brandon Seabrook-guitar, Alexis Marcelo-keyboard, Ken Filiano-string bass, Andrew Drury-drum set, pers.



Enjoyed playing in Brooklyn at Shapeshifter in an evening led by Aymans Fanous(guitar). In the band:  James Ilgenfritz (bass), Elliot Sharp (guitar), Michael Wimberly (drums) and Darius Jones (alto sax).

A wonderful guest gig with saxophonist Dave Sewelson's Sewelsonics at the Issa Sow's beautiful Issyra Gallery in Hoboken, NJ. In the band was Dave Hofstra (string bass), Nikolas Francis(drums) and Jim Ryan (reeds).


Now Available on Bandcamp, CDBaby,
and the Downtown Music Gallery

Jason Kao Hwang – composer/violin/viola, Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet/flugelhorn, Joseph Daley – tuba, Andrew Drury – drum set, Ken Filiano – string bass, Sun Li – pipa, Steve Swell – trombone, Wang Guowei – erhu


***** Jason Kao Hwang is a unique artist. He is a composer and a conductor and violinist and he is one of the frontrunners in creative jazz….An uncompromising vision as it is challenging. Fine artistry on every count.  Grady Harp, Amazon.com, 10/18/18  Read Full Review 

The enormity of emotions, the multiplicity of ecstasy and the almost ecstatic parts of individual instruments, make the album "Blood" an exciting and captivating experience of each of the recipients open to new experiences. … "Blood" is not only a fascinating clash of Asian folklore with the free jazz formula, but also a unique show of virtuosity of each musician and an example of an ideal artistic correlation. Robert Ratajczak, longplayrecenzje.blox   (google translation of Polsh) Read Full Review 

What’s always most striking about Jason’s work, whether solo or in ensemble, is the originality… he ALWAYS provides a listening experience that’s different – and WONDERFUL… I give Jason and his ensemble a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this diverse and challenging album.   Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews, October 15, 2018  Read Full Review 

By constantly alternating the density of the orchestrations, Hwang suggests different scenarios that correspond to transformative states of mind. The thrills of spontaneity come from individual statements but also from interspersed interlocutions with two or three musicians. After all, this is music of exploration and reflection.  Felipe Freitas, jazztrail.net, 11/13/18  Read Full Review 

All musicians of this ensemble are original and individual players…All music of this album is simply beautiful, luminous and passionate…Avant Scena Contemporary music blog  Read Full Review 

They’ve found a way to make “East meets West” work. This is a fascinating, rather chilling, but ultimately inspiring set of music, unlike anything most of us have heard.  Jim Hynes, makingascene.org, 11/12/18   Read Full Review 

This is an unapologetic, Avant-garde experience full of creativity and protest, played by a number of talented and uninhibited musicians. Dee Dee McNeil, musicalmemoirs.wordpress.com  Read Full Review 

"Blood" by Jason Kao Hwang and Burning Bridge is the last album of one of the most original avant-garde musicians… – jazzarium.pl  (google translation of Polish) Read Full Review

Producer/Mix Engineer – Jason Kao Hwang
Recording Engineer – Kyle Cassel, Kaleidoscope Sound
Mastering – Paul Zinman, Soundbyte Productions
Mix Consultants:  Andrew Drury, Ken Filiano
Art and Design – Bill Mazza
Liner Notes – Scott Currie



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