Sat, Nov 11|
28th Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival - Day 2
Celebrate the 28th year of the annual Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival (CAAJF) presented by AIRMW. Official ticketing details forthcoming.
Time & Location
Nov 11, 12:00 AM
Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave #208, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
About this event
Day 2 features Los Angeles-based Hitomi Oba.
Hailed by the LA Times as a “powerfully inventive” and “remarkably versatile L.A. musician with a penchant for crossing all over the musical place,” saxophonist and composer Hitomi Oba’s work emphasizes the integration of improvisation with pre-composed music. She has written for and performed in various jazz and classical new music settings, including a commission by the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series and a multi-genre cantata with her new music collective, L.A. Signal Lab. Her second jazz album, “Negai,” released under Japanese label M&I and distributor Pony Canyon, received a prestigious “Swing
Journal 42nd Annual Jazz Disc Award.”
Oba currently teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles and California State
University, Los Angeles directing several progressive and exploratory jazz ensembles, teaching
jazz saxophone lessons, and developing and teaching a multi-genre music theory course.
The 28th CAAJF is presented by AIRMW and hosted at Elastic Arts.