What would happen if you could pick your favorite artists and throw them into a flavorful pot of unexpected sights and sounds? Life After Dark by multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer Dana Leong provides an inside look into the creative process of artists from vastly differing musical and ethnic arenas handpicked by Leong.
Inspired by artist-on-artist interviews and his passion to bring wider attention to deserving artists within his musical community, Leong transforms what began as a series of collaborative recording projects in his Harlem studio, into a one-of-a-kind live multimedia concert experience. Witness the birth of borderless collaborations sonically and through projected visuals, and discover the essence of each artist and what they bring to the mix.
About the Artists:
Dana Leong, Composer/Cello/Trombone
Composer, trombonist and cellist Dana Leong fuses hip-hop, jazz and electronics to create a signature boundless sound. As a composer, performer, and recording producer, Dana's pioneering collage of musical styles has garnered critical acclaim and wowed audiences around the world. He has collaborated with top jazz artists including Paquito D'Rivera, Christian McBride, Dafnis Prieto, and Henry Threadgill; and has worked with such diverse artists as Ray Charles, Barry White, Kanye West, Wynton Marsalis, Bjork, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yoko Ono and Lila Downs. An Asian-American artist of Chinese and Japanese descent, Dana studied classical cello and jazz trombone at the Manhattan School of Music. As an official Yamaha artist, Dana gives clinics and workshops around the globe on the use of electronics with cello and trombone, and his unique genre-bending composition and collaboration techniques.