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Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz World: Asian Moods: Mood: Dreamy Moods: Type: Improvisational Avant Garde: Structured Improvisation

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Jason Kao Hwang

Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin/viola) has created works ranging from jazz, “new” and world music. Recently he released the CD VOICE and Burning Bridge, his octet of Chinese and Western instruments, premiered his composition blood at Edgefest (MI). Burning Bridge also performed at the Magic Triangle (Mass.) and the International Festival Musique Actuelle (Canada). In 2012, National Public Radio selected Burning Bridge as one of the year’s Top CDS and the Downbeat Critics’ Poll voted him “Rising Star for Violin.” In 2011 and 2012 the critics’ poll of El Intruso voted him #1 for Violin/Viola. He also released Symphony of Souls (Mulatta), performed by his string orchestra Spontaneous River, and Crossroads Unseen, the third CD of his quartet EDGE. In 2010, the NYC Jazz Record selected Commitment, The Complete Recordings, 1981-1983, from a collective quartet that was Mr. Hwang’s first band, as one of the “Reissued Recordings of the Year.” As violinist, Mr. Hwang has worked with Will Connell, Jr., Butch Morris, Pauline Oliveros, Wadada Leo Smith, William Parker, Anthony Braxton, Yoshiko Chuma, and many others.