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Jason Kao Hwang

Jason Kao Hwang (composer, violin/ viola) has created works ranging from jazz, classical, “new” and world music. His jazz quartet EDGE, has released two critically acclaimed CDs, EDGE (Asian Improv, 2006) and Stories Before Within (Innova, 2007). This fall of 2011, Mr. Hwang will release Crossroads Unseen (Euonymus), the third CD of EDGE and Symphony of Souls (Mulatta), performed by his improvising string orchestra Spontaneous River. EDGE will tour Poland this October. Downbeat Magazines Critics Poll recently voted Mr. Hwang as #2 Rising Star of 2011 for Violin. Commitment, The Complete Recordings, 1981-1983, featuring the collective quartet that was Mr. Hwang’s first band, was voted as “2010 Reissued Recording of the Year” by the New York City Jazz Record. His octet Burning Bridge, commissioned by Chamber Music America/ New Jazz Works, recently performed at the Chicago World Music Festival, the Freer Gallery (Washington, D.C.), and Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI). Mr. Hwang has also received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer/New Residencies, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, US Artists International, and others. As violinist, Mr. Hwang has worked with Reggie Workman, William Parker, Anthony Braxton, Vladamir Tarasov, Henry Threadgill and many others.