|Jason Kao Hwang/EDGE
Web site: http://www.jasonkaohwang.com
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Nested in the urban mountains of New York City, EDGE embraces both past and future with musical tales celebrating life and loss. Their instruments, resonant with human and animal overtones, sing through sharp lines vibrating between histories, cultures and genres.
Edge PicJason Kao Hwang's quartet EDGE is nested in the urban mountains of New York City where he created Stories Before Within, personal tales celebrating both life and loss. Over the past three years EDGE has embraced both past and future with musical offerings resonant with human and animal overtones. Their instruments sing through sharp lines vibrating between history, cultures and genres.
Their first CD Edge (2006, Asian Improv Records) reached #14 on the national CMJ radio charts and Stories Before Within (2008, Innova Records), recently released on Innova, hit #9 this past March. Stories was selected as one of the Top Ten CDs of 2008 by both Coda Magazine and All About Jazz. Their third CD is currently in production, to be released in the fall of 2011.
Edge Pic EDGE has been presented by the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Canada), JazzFest International (Victoria, Canada), Edgefest(Ann Arbor, MI), Reggie Workman’s The Happening 2010, Hallwalls(Buffalo, NY), the Bop Shop (Rochester, NY)Vision Festival XI (NYC), the National Bohemian Home Jazz Festival (Detroit), An Die Music (Baltimore), the Deep Listening Institute, Brooklyn College, the Stone and many other venues.