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Francis Hon

After obtaining his doctorate of classical piano in University of Texas at Austin, Taiwanese pianist Francis Hon moved to New York City to attend the jazz studies master program at New York University. There he has studied and played with renowned musicians on today’s jazz scene, including John Scofield, Stefon Harris, Don Friedman, Alan Broadbent, Billy Drummond, Alex Sipiagin, Ralph Lalama, Billy Drewes, Ron McClure, Tony Moreno, Alan Ferber, Michael Rodriguez, and others. In addition to performance, Francis also worked as Adjunct Instructor of Piano in NYU.

In 2017, Francis co-founded World Jazz Quintet (WJQ) along with Scott Litroff, David Ullmann, Jeong Hwan Park, and Daisuke Konno. This quintet draws from a variety of styles including jazz standard, American and Asian pop, contemporary, experimental, and folk music from around the world to bring a truly unique and highly-improvisational sound.

After a successful Kickstarter fundraiser campaign, Francis' jazz trio debut album "Before Dawn" featuring Billy Drummond and consists almost exclusively his original compositions, was released in March 2018.