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Jason Kao Hwang NYC PREMIERE: Burning Bridge February, 14, 8:30 pm Roulette

February 8, 2011

  To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jazzpromo@earthlink.net

February, 14, 8:30 pm
Roulette, 20 Greene Street
(just north of Canal)
Reservations/Tickets: 212.219.8242
$15: General Admission
$10: Students, Under 30s & Seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members
FREE: Roulette Members

NYC PREMIERE:   Jason Kao Hwang/ Burning Bridge

Jason Kao Hwang – composer, violin
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet, flugelhorn
Andrew Drury – drum set
Ken Filiano – string bass,

Guest Artists
Joe Daley – tuba, Sun Li – pipa, Steve Swell – trombone, Wang Guowei – erhu

… violinist-composer Jason Kao Hwang, who brought a vast array of sonic wonders to the Freer Gallery on Friday night in his latest genre-straddling work, “Burning Bridge.”…Hwang has his finger firmly on the racing pulse of the 21st century, where everything is interconnected and boundaries of time and geography seem hopelessly quaint. If there’s a war cry for music of the new millennium, it might well be: Burn the bridges – there’s no going back…  The Washington Post (

The appearance of EDGE with guest artists is made possible by Chamber Music America’s Presenting Jazz program; and Burning Bridge, by composer Jason Kao Hwang , was commissioned through the CMA program New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development. Both programs are supported through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  

For More Info: http://jasonkaohwang.com/, http://www.roulette.org/

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