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Saxophone Sanjo featuring So Ra Kim, Donna Lee Kwon, Jeff Chan and special guests. $10.00

Saxophone Sanjo is a new musical work composed by international Korean percussion artist So Ra Kim and Chicago-based saxophonist/composer Jeff Chan.  Inspired by the sanjo form – which features a solo musician accompanied by a janggu – the Saxophone Sanjo combines traditional Korean performance practices with new/creative music techniques.  Also featured this evening will be percussionist/vocalist Donna Lee Kwon, performing original arrangements of traditional and contemporary Korean songs.

Asian Improv aRts Midwest, the region’s leading presenter of the Asian American cultural arts, is proud to present the 19th season of the critically acclaimed Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival.  The festival highlights the diversity of musicians that explore the Asian American experience though music, combining influences that include jazz, blues, rock, hip hop, improv/new music, and traditional Asian musical forms and instrumentation.  AIRMW celebrates and documents the historic contribution Asian American musicians and their collaborators make to the Chicago music scene.  For more info visit www.aajazz.org.