Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March 5: Jon Jang at Newman Auditorium

Posted By on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Composer, jazz pianist and scholar Jon Jang has given musical voice to a silent history. Devoting his studies to Asian-American music, Jang comes to the Santa Rosa Junior College on March 5 for a one-time performance that pays tribute to the many individuals and groups that shaped Chinese-American relations. Duke Ellington, the Shaoxing opera, Joni Mitchell and his own compositions highlight Jang’s eclectic concert selections. Earlier in the afternoon, Jang will present a talk on the college campus titled “One Day American, One Day Alien: Artists of Color Who Changed the National Anthem.” Jang performs March 5, at Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 7pm. Free.

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