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Jeff Chan was born in Concord, California on November 23, 1970. 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. His Big Fun Philharmonic is a large ensemble based on the idea of giving musicians freedom to express themselves.
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.