Born: May 5, 1978 Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor/leader
Alan Chan is a multi-faceted composer, with a goal to create original and innovative music by incorporating musical cultures around the globe, to bring refreshing experience to audiences. He has received commissions from around the world and recognitions from ASCAP, American Composers Forum (ACF), twice from Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and Los Angeles County Arts Commissions, among others. He is a member of the prestigious BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, directed by composer Jim McNeely. His influence including music by Fred Ho, Hermeto Pascoal, Thad Jones and Uri Caine.
Holding a doctorate from the University of Southern California, Chan is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Gateway Performance Series in Los Angeles. He has held teaching positions at the University of Redlands and the Walden School and his percussion music is published by HoneyRock and MPI. Visit alanchanmusic.com.