Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra

A Los Angeles-based creative big band directed by Alan Chan!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

5.17.2015, 7:30 pm
ACJO
@ Gateway Performance Series


4.19.2015, 11am-2:30pm
ACJO Debut @ the Lighthouse
Hermosa Beach, CA

3.6.2015, 8 pm
ACJO @ Marsee Auditorium
El Camino College Main Stage Series

Torrance, CA

3.2.2015, Baa Baa Big Band Night
@ Typhoon, Santa Monica, CA

1.8.2015
Phil Whelan Interview (23 min.) MP3
RTHK3 – Solita / Shrimp Tale

1.13.2015 SHRIMP TALE Asia Release

10.17.2014 Celebrates "Shrimp Tale"
@ Vitello's - Studio City, CA >>Tickets

9.8.2014 Moon Festival Concert
@ Typhoon, Santa Monica, CA | Postcard

8.4.2014, 7pm (video) 7:30 pm (show)
NYC DEBUT + CD Release Party II
@ ShapeShifter Lab | Postcard

7.1.2014, doors @7pm / music @8:30pm
SHRIMP TALE CD Release Party
@ Catalina Bar and Grill
Postcard

6.8.2014, ACJO + Wang Hong
"Explore the Sound of Big Band & China"
Gateway Performance Series

6.7.2014 AHMC Fundraising Gala
@ Westin Bonaventure, Downtown LA

2.2014 - DownBeat article by Kirk Silsbee
February issue | Link | PDF

2.2014 - Yvonne Maisonette Interview
entertainmentcrush.com | Youtube Link

2.3.2014, The Year of the Horse!!
@ Typhoon Restaurant | Postcard

2.2014 - Yvonne Maisonette Interview
entertainmentcrush.com | Youtube LinkEntertainment Crush Interview

11.8.2013 - TV interview with Juliette Zhuo on "LA Living" program - LA18 (Chinese)

10.30.2013, 8 pm
Rancho Calaveras EP Release Party

@ Vitello's Restaurant | Postcard
Photo Album by Dana RossVitellos

10.16.2013 Alan conducts Brussels Jazz Orchestra at Flagey, Belgium

Sept. 2013 - RTHK Interviews
9.7
- RTHK4: Ben Pelletier (46 min.) MP3
9.3 - RTHK3: Phil Whelan (19 min.) MP3

4.21.2013, 9:30 & 11 pm
Alan conducts Medfield High School Jazz Ensemble at
The JZ Club, Shanghai, China

April 2013 - ACJO Recording Session at the Bridge Recording Studio
Watch: YouTube | YouKu

3.6.2013 - TV interview with Juliette Zhuo on "LA Living" program - LA18 (Chinese)
Youtube

3.6.2013, ACJO at GPS
"Rancho Calaveras" - a Musical Farm!

Sponsor: New Music USA | Postcard

2.11.2013 Chinese New Year Concert!
Typhoon Restaurant | Postcard

12.21.2012 "Winter News" AC Septet
Poetry by John Haines
The Stone, New York, NY
Brittany Anjou, vibraphone | Greg Chudzik, bass
Joe Hertenstein, drums | Sean Sonderegger, multi-reeds
K. Page Stuart, voice | Harvey Valdes, guitar

Sponsor: New Music USA | Postcard

7.30.2012 ACJO Debut
Typhoon Restaurant | Postcard

5.20.2012 Gateway Jazz Orch./Alan Chan

5.2.2011, Gateway Jazz Orch./Alan Chan
Sponsor: American Composers Forum


NEWSLETTERS

2015: 4/152/22
2014: 10/109/28/2 7/156/194/101/16
2013: 12/210/28
8/177/11

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>>"Shrimp Tale" ranked #1 CD in 2014 by music critic Kota Fuji on Jazz Critique Magazine of Japan

ACJO @ ECC

   
Shrimp Tale CD - 2015 Asia Release
2011 Japan Relief Fund

BUY Shrimp Tale FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

To support the continuing effort to rebuild East Japan after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, ACJO is partnering with Japan America Society of Southern California (JASSC) by donating profits of the "Shrimp Tale" CD to 2011 Japan Relief Fund this fall.

Campaign have ended on December 31, 2014, thank you for your support!

SHRIMP TALE – ACJO's Debut Album ! Buy Now !
Official Press Release

SHRIMP TALE REVIEWS
Brent Black – criticaljazz.comJack Bowers – AllAboutJazz.com
Dan Bilawsky – AllAboutJazz.comGeorge Harris – Jazz Weekly
George Kanzler – New York City Jazz RecordJames Hule – DownBeat
Marc Myers – JazzWaxMatthew Ruddick – Kind of JazzDave Sumner – Wondering Sound

"Every track is a beautiful, soaring expression."
— Marc Myers / JazzWax

"Chan has given Los Angeles a jazz big band with an utterly unique tonal personality."
— Kirk Silsbee / DownBeat Magazine

"...one of the most distinctive big band architects to come along since Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue."
— George Kanzler / New York City Jazz Record

DownBeat
DownBeat Magazine article (Februry 2014)

THANK YOU!

** Thanks to all 35 contributors who joined the ACJO Debut CD Partnership Program, our first CD, the Rancho Calaveras EP, was released on October 15, 2013! Our debut "Shrimp Tale" album will be released this Summer in both Los Angeles and NYC! More news coming soon!

CONTACT US!

On this website, you can download our Electric Press Kit, listen to samples and learn more about us. For bookings and inquires, please contact Alan Chan at [email protected].