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Alan Chan

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: May 5, 1978    

Alan Chan

Working musicians in some large ensembles can be forgiven for zoning out from time to time between their assigned parts, as long as they come through on cue. But when you’re performing the challenging big band music of Alan Chan, there's a good chance you’ll mess up if you’re not constantly on alert. “I like there to be surprises in my pieces, places where the music doesn’t go where or how you’d expect,” says the leader.

Shrimp Tale, the captivating debut album by the Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra—one of the brightest of recent additions to the Los Angeles jazz scene—is full of unexpected turns and instrumental combinations. On the title track, the composer briefly introduces a groove-based 5/4 passage, then a salsa section, before juxtaposing one over the other. There melody also quirkily shifts keys. ...
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Awards

2013 NewMusic USA MetLife Connection/CAP Grant Awards 2011 ArtEZ Jazz Composition Contest, Winner 2011 ACF Subito Grant (Jazz Orchestra Project in Los Angeles) 2010 Los Angeles County Arts / St. Matthews Music Guild Commission Award 2009 ACF Subito Grant (Kansas City Residency) 2009 SCI CD Series Selection 2008 PAS Composition Contest, First Place 2004 UMKC Orchestral Composition Competition, Winner 2004 PAS Composition Contest, Second Place 2002 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award
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    Shrimp Tale

    Crown Heights Audio Network
    2014

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Shrimp Tale

Crown Heights Audio Network (2014)
“Chan has given Los Angeles a jazz big band with an utterly unique tonal personality.” –– Kirk Silsbee (DownBeat Magazine, February, 2014)

“Alan is bringing a set of sounds that haven’t been heard before in an L.A. big band.” –– Rick Baptist (DownBeat Magazine, February, 2014)

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