Jeff Chan

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Jeff Chan
Born (1970-11-23) November 23, 1970 (age 46)
Concord, California, U.S.
Occupation Saxophonist, Composer

Jeff Chan was born in Concord, California on November 23, 1970.[1] He is an Asian American tenor saxophonist and composer who is currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Chan is inspired by the work of African American musicians. Chan is a participant in the Asian-American Creative Music Movement.[2] His Big Fun Philharmonic is a large ensemble based on the idea of giving musicians freedom to express themselves.[3]


Chan states his influences include Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman. He bases his music on avant-garde Chicago jazz music which is a large influence of the Asian-American Creative Music Movement.[4]


  • Winds Shifting (1998)[1]
  • Color Architecture (1999)[1]


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