2019-20 | Artists on the Rise
Apr 18, 2020
Joe Henderson Lab
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Original show description below.
ALL SFJAZZ SHOWS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH AUGUST 16
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019–20 Season, including all shows and education events that were previously scheduled from March 11–May 31, the 38th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which was scheduled from June 9–21, and Summer Sessions 2020 which was scheduled from July 9–August 16.
If you have tickets to this show, or any of the canceled shows, we ask you to consider donating your tickets back to SFJAZZ to help us address the immediate needs of SFJAZZ, the artists we serve and the education programs we provide.
Carrying on the eclectic spirit of the Bay Area music scene that he grew up as a part of, San Francisco native and now NYC-based pianist/composer Matt Wong has quickly gained a reputation for his versatility and maturity in the world of jazz and beyond. Wong’s own original compositions and arrangements are a huge factor in his projects and performances, as well as others’; he has composed and arranged for groups including the Realistic Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, the Oakland Symphony, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Berklee Rainbow Band, and Berkeley’s Jazzschool Studio Band.
Wong makes his SFJAZZ debut as a leader featuring a dynamic sextet, performing a program of all original compositions that examine feelings and perspectives inspired by locations and around the world, while also breaking down the lines and placement of jazz, chamber music, and funk.