Sounds Like: Jeff Fairbanks' Project Hansori
Label: Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
Manager: Sam Hill Bands
Bio: Award-winning composer/trombonist Jeff Fairbanks leads two bands, PROJECT HANSORI (big band) and STREET BEAT (quintet):
PROJECT HANSORI (RPK tracks 1-3). This NYC-based 17-piece Jazz orchestra plays the original Asian folk-influenced music of award-winning composer Jeff Fairbanks. The band feat... See Full BioMore Info
Announcing a new concert of Project Hansori, performing my brand new music in a grant-awarded program called "New Sounds of East and West". It's centered on new East Asian-infused Jazz, including our mind-warping take on an ancient ritual shrine ceremony piece -- or as I like to call it, Americanized, Koreanized, Chinese music. The concert will feature Satoshi Takeishi on his unique array and style of Eastern percussion. It's happening right in my neighborhood of Sunnyside, Queens, in the handsome setting of a Gothic style Episcopal church. I'm proud to say "New Sounds of East and West" is funded in part by a competitive grant from the Queens Council on the Arts. DETAILS: Thursday, December 19th at 7pm Project Hansori performs "New Sounds of East and West" All Saints Church 43-12 46th St Sunnyside, Queens NY 11104 Ph: 718-784-8031 Admission free (donation suggested) MORE INFO: This program entitled "New Sounds of East and West" will showcase a fusion of contemporary Jazz orchestra with East Asian traditional music. Project Hansori will perform works by Jeff Fairbanks, incorporating influences from Korea, Japan, and China. Supported in part by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Queens Arts Council. PROJECT HANSORI, meaning “one sound” in Korean, encapsulates Jeff Fairbanks’ large scale work fusing Jazz and the music of various cultures, drawing heavily from certain East Asian traditions. This 17-piece Jazz band, occasionally augmented with traditional Eastern instruments, reflects his vision for combining different cultural elements into a contemporary, orchestral Jazz setting. The ensemble is a talented cast of New York’s top Jazz musicians, including Linda Oh, Erica von Kleist, Remy LeBeouf, and Sebastian Noelle among others. Project Hansori has performed at the Locating the Sacred Festival, CUNY College’s LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Flushing Town Hall and other venues throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens since 2007. It has also collaborated with taiko drummers, samulnori drummers, dancers, and other guests.
Project Hansori will perform at the Asian American Art Festival presented by the Children's Museum of the Arts. Sunday, January 5th, 2014 from 12:00 noon until 2:15pm. The museum is located at 103 Charlton St in lower Manhattan. Ticket prices TBA.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6-8pm Asian American Arts Alliance Town Hall meeting Alwan for the Arts 16 Beaver St 4FL New York, NY Admission free (potluck food offering suggested) I'll make a brief one-song appearance as a duo with myself on piri and Karen Kriegel on dance. Town Hall meetings are monthly gatherings of members of "A4", and are also open to the public. They include short performances, discussions of member artists' current projects, and an informal potluck.
Jeff Fairbanks leads a small ensemble of Eastern instruments for his second appearance at the Asian American Arts Festival presented by the Children's Museum of the Arts. Appearing Saturday, January 11th from 12:00 noon to 2:15pm at 103 Charlton St, New York, NY. Performers: Jeff Fairbanks - trombone and piri (Korean oboe); Rami Seo - kayageum (Korean zither); Satoshi Takeishi (Eastern percussion); Karen Kriegel (dance). Ticket prices TBA.
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