Born: January 6, 1980
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....
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
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundNew York Jazz Academy
Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of South Florida 2004-2005