Jon Jang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Hu.

Jon Jang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Hú Jiànliáng; born March 11, 1954) is an American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader. Of Chinese ancestry, he is active in the Asian American jazz movement and specializes in music which combines elements of jazz and Asian musics.


Jang holds a B.M. degree in music performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1978).[citation needed]

The Jon Jang Sextet performed at the Beijing Jazz Festival in 1997.

Jang lives in San Francisco, California. He has recorded for the Asian Improv and Soul Note labels. He has performed at the Chinatown Music Festival.[1][2]

In 2000 Jang received the Creative Capital Award in the discipline of Performing Arts. [3]

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