Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra

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

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10.27.2020, 8-9pm (PDT)
Virtual Concert 5:

A Clearer Sky

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Kevin Garren

REMEMBERING KEVIN GARREN

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It is with sadness that Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra's lead saxophone/woodwind player Kevin Garren passed away on February 17, 2021, after a year-long, courageous fight with cancer.

Kevin was an integral part of ACJO since the band’s inception in 2011, including many memorable musical journeys such as the “Shrimp Tale” recording project, the New York City Premiere at the Shapeshifter Lab, and performances at the Johnathan Club, Typhoon, the Baked Potato, and many others.

Besides the saxophones, he also transformed many of my piccolo and flute writings splendidly. His creativity flourishes often during many of his stunning solos, and below are three that were captured on video:


"Tsu Zu Ku" @ 2013 Recording Session

"Peanut Noir" duet with Alex Budman in 2019

Solo during "Jóga" in 2019

I extend my gratitude to those how have donated to his GoFundMe campaign. Our October 2020 webcast was dedicated to this effort.

He will be dearly missed.

Kevin Garren