Alan Chan and his 17-piece Jazz Orchestra is celebrating the Chinese New Year in a performanceon Monday, February 11 at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m. at TYPHOON at Santa Monica Airport (3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90405). Covers are $10, with no minimum, and reservations are highly recommended at (310) 390-6565. For more information, visit typhoon.biz.
This concert features creative and genre-shaking compositions by internationally-recognized composer and band leader Alan Chan, which includes world premieres of new works, such as country-styled Rancho Calaveras and Chow Fun Mean – a culinary epic.
Alan’s music often takes inspiration from his life experiences as a resident in various parts of the world – Los Angeles, New York City, Hong Kong and Vienna. Alan fearlessly uses his music to raise awareness of current issues such as environmental protection. It often intertwines with other creative art forms such as contemporary poetry.
Alan Chan was the winner of the 2011 ArtEZ Jazz Composition Contest, Netherlands for his composition Tzu Zu Ku, dedicated as a symbol of hope to the people of Japan after the March 11, 2011 earthquake. Dr. Chan is also a recipient of honors from ASCAP, New Music USA, Percussive Arts Society and St. Matthew’s Music Guild, among others.
An alumnus of the University of Southern California, his mentors have included Jim McNeely, Shelly Berg and Vince Mendoza. He is a current member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop in New York City. His big band works have been performed by Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge (Tampa), Millennium Jazz Orchestra (Netherlands), Gateway Jazz Orchestra (Los Angeles) and by college / high school big bands in Medfield (MA), Miami, Redlands (CA) and Los Angeles. Visit alanchanmusic.com.