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About Alan Chan

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Alan Chan is a multi-faceted composer with works written for orchestra, jazz big band, Chinese instruments, and various percussion and chamber ensemble settings. He creates original and innovative music by incorporating music from cultures around the globe, in order to bring a refreshing experience to audiences. He has received commissions and awards from ASCAP, ArtEZ (Netherlands), American Composers Forum (ACF), St. Matthew's Music Guild, Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH), among others. He is a fellow of Atlantic Center for the Arts and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His works are currently published by HoneyRock and MPI, with upcoming publications from Capstone and Meridian.

He is the founder and leader of the Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra based in Los Angeles. His first EP "Rancho Calaveras" was released in October 2013. Their "Shrimp Tale" CD is released on July 15, 2014.

Alan Chan joined the JazzTimes community on Jul 20, 2012