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"...distinction is evident on the first downbeat."
— Kirk Silsbee, DownBeat Magazine

"Alan is bringing a set of sounds that haven't been heard before in an L.A. big band"
— Rick Baptist

8.21.2018
▶ LA Times Review
by Mark Swed

▶ PDF Version
LAWeekly
3.1.2017
About Denali Residency
Quick Read | PDF
Performances Magazine
1.27.2017
▶ LA Weekly Preview
LAWeekly

SHRIMP TALE REVIEWS
Kota Fuji – Jazz Critique (Jazz Hihyo)
Brent Black – criticaljazz.com
Jack Bowers – AllAboutJazz.com
Dan Bilawsky – AllAboutJazz.com
George Harris – Jazz Weekly
George Kanzler – NYC Jazz Record
James Hule – DownBeat
Marc Myers – JazzWax
Matthew Ruddick – Kind of Jazz
Dave Sumner – Wondering Sound


INTERVIEWS

10.15.2018,
SINOVISION Programs
(in Mandarin Chinese)
Baked Potato Documentary
Angelino Documentary
Los Angeles Meeting Room
2.7.2017
▶ Apple Daily Interview
(Mandarin Chinese)
AppleDaily

3.2016 - LA18 Interviews:
Kat Iniba (Eng.) / Juliette Zhuo (Chi.)
En Zh

2.19.2016 - Alhambra Source Interview
by Victoria MoyAlhambra Source Logo

3.2016 - LA18 Interviews:
Kat Iniba (Eng.) / Juliette Zhuo (Chi.)
En Zh

9.22.2015 - Kat Iniba Interview
Youtube LinkEntertainment Crush Interview

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

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

2.2014 - Yvonne Maisonette Interview
Youtube LinkEntertainment Crush Interview

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

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


Upcoming Events

Date / Time

Event / Location Cards
SUNDAY
9.1.2019
7:30–9:30pm
$22 online /
$25 door *
Buy Tix

Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
A Trans-Pacific Songbook
@ Gateway Performance Series

Composer/arranger Alan Chan will team up with singers from across the Pacific Rim, which includes soprano Lin-lin Chang from Taipei, to bring our West LA audience a cross-over musical experience. Songs from different languages, in singing styles from the blues to bel canto, are among the elements of this program, which are all accompanied by Alan's 17-piece jazz orchestra.

* This is a fundraising concert to help support Gateway Performance Series in West Los Angeles

Past Events


Date / Time

Event / Location Cards
FRIDAY
5.10.2019
8:00pm
$10-$26


Guo Yazhi and Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
CAMEL WALK
@ Marsee Auditorium

This is a joint venture between Guo Yazhi, one of the finest Chinese wind players on the planet, and composer Alan Chan, winner of ASCAP George Duke Prize & ArtEZ Composition Contest. Inspired by the Silk Road, Camel Walk weaves between orchestration and spontaneity, and combines the essence not only of the culture of East and West, but also Jazz.
SUNDAY
2.17.2019
9:30pm–late
Doors Open @ 7pm
$20

Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
@ The Baked Potato
Baked Potato
Celebrate the big fat Year of the Pig with award-winning composer Alan Chan and his 17-piece jazz orchestra. Concert will feature singer-songwriter Ben Thomas and Toonyun, with original pieces and arrangements. Order a baked potato to enjoy with this musical feast!

Sponsor: Kee Wah Bakery
The Baked Potato 2/17/2019
SATURDAY
2.16.2019
3:00-4:00pm
FREE ADMISSION

Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
@ San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

SGMPH Engage
 
SUNDAY
2.10.2019
4:00–6:00pm
FREE ADMISSION

Min Xiao-Fen & Alan Chan Moo-sic presents
Moon Walk (New York City Premiere)
@ Brooklyn Public Library

Alan Chan and New York-based pipa (Chinese lute) player Min Xiao-Fen team up to explore the possibly of jazz through their new project – "Moon Walk," with inspirations drawn from the story of the goddess of the Moon Chang'e, to Michael Jackson. The seemingly impossible musical journey to the moon through time and space will be presented by a 7-piece ensemble.
SUNDAY
10.21.2018
9:30pm–late
Doors Open @ 7pm
$20
($5 discount with Student ID at the door)

Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
@ The Baked Potato
Baked Potato
Alan Chan and his 17-piece orchestra is teaming up with singer-songwriters Toonyun and Ben Thomas for a night of great music, combining delicate sonorities with intriguing stories.
The Baked Potato 9/10/2017
SUNDAY
8.19.2018
8:00–9:30pm
$22 online / $25 door

Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra + Min Xiao-Fen
Moon Walk
@ Gateway Performance Series

Alan Chan and New York-based pipa (Chinese lute) player Min Xiao-Fen team up to explore the possibly of jazz through their new project – "Moon Walk," with inspirations drawn from the story of the goddess of the Moon Chang'e, to Michael Jackson. The seemingly impossible musical journey to the moon through time and space will be presented together with the 17-piece jazz big band.
Moon Walk: 8/19/2018
SUNDAY
2.18.2018
9:30pm–late
Doors Open @ 7pm
$20
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
@ The Baked Potato
Baked Potato
PDF Postcard

Come celebrate the Year of the Dog with the 17-piece ACJO at the world-renowned Baked Potato.
The Baked Potato 9/10/2017
SUNDAY
2.18.2018
4:00-6:00pm
FREE ADMISSION

Ashes in I's (in collaboration with Emily Mast)
@ The Ford Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Ford Theatre
 
SATURDAY
2.10.2018
3:00-4:00pm
FREE ADMISSION

Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
@ San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

SGMPH Engage
 
SUNDAY
9.10.2017
9:00pm–late
Doors Open @ 7pm
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
@ The Baked Potato
Baked Potato
PDF Postcard | FB Event

Photos by Dana Ross

The Baked Potato 9/10/2017
SUNDAY
5.21.2017
7:30pm–9:00pm
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
Live @ Gateway Performance Series


PDF Postcard
| FB Event

Photos by Dana Ross
Rooster 1/29/2017
SUNDAY
1.29.2017
9:00pm–late
Doors Open @ 7pm
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
Year of the Rooster Celebration
@ The Baked Potato
Baked Potato
PDF Postcard | FB Event

Photos by Dana Ross
Camel Walk 6/26/2016
SUNDAY
6.26.2016
7-9 pm
Guo Yazhi + Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
Camel Walk
@ Gateway Performance Series
PDF Postcard | FB Event

Photos by Dana Ross
Camel Walk 6/26/2016
MONDAY
2.8.2016
8-9:30 pm
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
Celebrate the Year of the Playerful Monkey
@ Typhoon Santa Monica Airport
PDF Postcard | FB Event
Chinese New Year 2016
SUNDAY
9.27.2015
9:30 / 11:30pm
(2 sets)
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
PEANUT NOIR - Live @ The Baked Potato
Baked Potato
PDF Postcard | FB Event

Photo by Dana Ross

GPS2015
SUNDAY
5.17.2015, 7pm
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
@ Gateway Performance Series
TOY STORIES
PDF Postcard | FB Event

Photo by Dana Ross
GPS2015
SUNDAY
4.19.2015, 11am-3pm
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra
Live
@ The Lighthouse Café

PDF Postcard | FB Event
Lighthouse Cafe
3.6.2015, 8pm

ACJO @ Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College, Torrence, CA

>>BUY TICKETS | PDF Postcard
Vitello's
3.2.2015, 8 / 9:30pm
(2 sets)

ACJO @ Typhoon

PDF Postcard
Vitello's
10.17.2014, 8pm ACJO @ Vitello's Restaurant, Studio City, CA
>>Tickets
Vitello's
9.8.2014, 8 & 9:30pm
(two sets)
ACJO @ Typhoon Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA
MOON FESTIVAL CONCERT
Typhoon
8.4.2014, 7:30pm NYC DEBUT + CD Release Party II
@ ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, NYC
ACJO NYC Debut
7.1.2014
doors - 7pm, music - 8:30
SHRIMP TALE CD Release Party
@ Catalina Bar and Grill, Hollywood, CA
Buy Tickets
ACJO Shrimp Tale Release Party
6.8.2014, 7:30pm ACJO + Wang Hong
"Explore the Sound of Big Band & China"
Gateway Performance Series
6.7.2014, 7pm AHMC Fundraising Gala
@ Westin Bonaventure, Downtown Los Angeles
2.3.2014, 8 & 9:30pm
(two sets)
Celebrating the Year of the Horse!!
@ Typhoon Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA
10.30.2013, 8pm Rancho Calaveras EP Release Party
@ Vitello's Restaurant, Studio City, CA
10.16.2013, 8:15 pm Alan conducts Brussels Jazz Orchestra at FlageyBrussels, Belgium
4.21.2013,
9:30 & 11 pm
Alan conducts Medfield High School Jazz Ensemble at
The JZ Club, Shanghai, China
 
3.3.2013, 7:30pm

 

ACJO at Gateway Performance Series
"Rancho Calaveras" - a Musical Farm!

Sponsor: New Music USA | Postcard
2.11.2013
8 & 9:30 pm
ACJO - A Chinese New Year Celebration!!
Typhoon Restaurant
12.21.2012, 10 pm Alan Chan Jazz Septet "Winter News"
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
7.30.2012
8 & 9:30 pm
ACJO Debut
Typhoon Restaurant | Postcard
5.20.2012, 7 pm Gateway Jazz Orchestra with Alan Chan
5.2.2011, 7:30 pm Gateway Jazz Orchestra with Alan Chan
Sponsor: American Composers Forum