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Jeff Fairbanks Project Hansori

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: January 6, 1980    

Jeff Fairbanks Project Hansori

JEFF FAIRBANKS' PROJECT HANSORI, NYC-based 17-piece Jazz orchestra, plays the original Asian folk-influenced music of award-winning composer Jeff Fairbanks. The band's eagerly awaited debut album “Mulberry Street”, which won an American Music Center recording grant, will be released on 6/1/11 by Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. The album features Linda Oh, Fred Ho, Remy LeBeouf, Erica von Kleist, and Sebastian Noelle among a cast of 22 of New York's top Jazz musicians. In Jeff's unique blend of Asian folk music and modern Jazz, traditional Asian instruments join the big band on much of the tracks, and on certain live performances. Grammy-nominee Darcy Argue produced the recording sessions. Hansori means “one sound” in Korean, and depicts Fairbanks' vision of combining music of different cultures into one setting....
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Awards

Aaron Copland Fund Recording Program Grant 2011 American Music Center Composer Assistance Grant 2011 American Music Center Recording Grant 2010 Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist Initiative 2010 American Music Center Composer Assistance Grant 2009 BMI Charlie Parker Award 2008 American Music Center Composer Assistance Grant 2008 IAJE Gil Evans Fellowship finalist 2007 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award 2006 First Music Award finalist 2006-2008 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award finalist 2003
”The compositions on trombonist Jeff Fairbanks’ album Mulberry Street...sound very fresh”. Emilie Pons, CityArts
”His composition was so sophisticated and artful”. -Mike Wood, Queens Buzz
”an ambitious suite that mixed traditional Chinese gongs and musical gestures with more jazz-like passages”. -Joe Phillips, Numinous
”Jeff Fairbanks Wins Charlie Parker Composition Prize at BMI Jazz Showcase” -American Music Center, New Music Box

Primary Instrument:
Composer/conductor

Location:
Sunnyside, NY

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
New York Jazz Academy
Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of South Florida 2004-2005

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