Alan Chan

Alan Chan
Alan Chan

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Alan Chan often takes inspiration from his cross-cultural experience as a resident in America, East Asia and Europe, and from visual arts and poetry. He founded the Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra in 2011 to explore a wide range of musical possibilities with his original works. Its debut album "Shrimp Tale" (2014) received raved reviews and radio plays across the U.S and abroad. In 2012, he created an ambitious one-hour piece for his jazz septet in New York City titled "Winter News," after John Haines' inspirational poetry collection. Alan Chan is the winner of the 2015 ASCAP/SJO "George Duke" Commissioning Prize, and he is composing a new work for the 67-piece Symphonic Jazz Orchestra for their 2016/17 season. His genre-shaking music has been recognized with awards and fellowships from ArtEZ (Netherlands), New Music USA, Percussive Arts Society and Los Angeles County Arts Commission, among others. Visit his website.

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