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Chinese American Symphony (2007)                            25'
    Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra
    Jiebing Chen, erhu
    Michael Morgan, conductor 
    First performance: Community Center Theatre
    Sacramento, CA
28 April 2007

Paper Son, Paper Songs (2005)                            18'
    Jim Norton, soprano saxophone
    Francis Wong, tenor saxophone
    John L. Worley, trumpet and fluegelhorn
    Wayne Wallace, trombone
    Jon Jang, piano
    David Belove, electric bass
    Deszon Claiborne. Multiple percussion
    Monterey Jazz Festival
18 September 2005

Up from the Root! (2002)                                20'
    soprano saxophone/tenor saxophone/bass clarinet,
    bahu/erhu/zhonghu/suona, yangqin,
    piano and multiple percussion
    First performance:   David Murray, tenor saxophone/
    bass clarinet; Jon Jang, piano and Melody of China
    San Francisco Jazz Festival, Herbst Theatre;     
24 October 2002

When Sorrow Turns to Joy 
- 
A Musical Tribute to Paul Robeson (revised 2002)                70'
    Composed by James Newton and Jon Jang
    Cedric Berry, bass-baritone;  
    Shuang Hou, Chinese opera female singer;
    James Newton, flute;  Jon Jang, piano;
    erhu, double bass and multiple percussion
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
23 January 2003

When Sorrow Turns to Joy - The Spiritual 
Tributary of Paul Robeson and Mei Lanfang (2000)                90'
    Composed by James Newton and Jon Jang
    Timothy Robert Blevins, bass-baritone;  Li Hongmei,
     Chinese opera female singer; James Newton, flute; 
    Jon Jang, piano; Albert "Tootie" Heath, multiple percussion;
 erhu, jinghu, double bass,Chinese opera percussion 
    First performance:  Cal Performances-
    University of California at Berkeley, CA; 
1 June 2000

Sister Cities (2000)                                    20'
    erhu, suona, yangqin, tenor saxophone, piano,
    Chinese opera percussion and multiple percussion
    First performance:  Max Roach, multiple percussion;
    Jiebing Chen, erhu; Jon Jang, piano and Melody of China
    San Francisco Performances,     Herbst Theatre
18 February 2000

The Temple of the Drum (1999)                            15'
    An Offering to Max Roach
    for erhu and piano
    First performance: Jiebing Chen, erhu and 
    Jon Jang, piano; 
The Library of Congress, Calvin Coolidge Auditorium, Washington DC
13 November 1999
    
Inside the Roses (1999)                                10'
    for Chanticleer
    Text by Li-Young Lee
    First performance: Chanticleer,
    Santa Clara, California, 
4 March 1999

The Embodiment of Beauty (1998)                            10'
    for erhu and piano
    First performance: Jiebing Chen, erhu and
    Jon Jang, piano; 
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA;
11 August 1998

Ikiru (1998)                                         7'
    soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, 
    bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, double bass,
    multiple percusssion and the San Jose Taiko Group
    First performance:  Asian American Jazz Orchestra
    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
 19 February 1998    

Island: the Immigrant Suite No.2 (1996)                        11'
    for string quartet and (pre-recorded)
    Cantonese Opera singer 
    First performance:  Kronos Quartet and 
    Eva Tam, vocals;
Cowell Theatre, San Francisco, CA;
4 May 1996

Island: the Immigrant Suite No. 1 (1995)                        30'
    Genny Lim, performance poet
    tenor saxophone, English horn/soprano saxophone,
    zhonghu, pipa, cello, piano, 2 percussion
    First performance:  Jon Jang Octet
Cowell Theatre, San Francisco, CA
8 October 1995

Variation on a Sorrow Song of Mengjiang Nu
 (1995)                16'
    tenor saxophone, flute, erhu, piano, 
    double bass and multiple percussion
    First performance:  Jon Jang Sextet
    David Murray, tenor saxophone;
    James Newton, flute;  Jiebing Chen, erhu;
    Jon Jang, piano; Santi Debriano, double bass and
    Billy Hart, multiple percussion
    First performance :The Asia Society of New York
6 June 1995

Woman Shaman of Alishan (1995)                            11'
    tenor saxophone, flute, erhu, piano, 
    double bass and multiple percussion
    First performance:  Jon Jang Sextet
    David Murray, tenor saxophone;
    James Newton, flute;  Jiebing Chen, erhu;
    Jon Jang, piano; Santi Debriano, double bass and
    Billy Hart, multiple percussion
First performance: same as Variation on a Sorrow Song    

Two Flowers on a Stem (1994)                            4'
    erhu, flute, tenor saxophone, piano, double bass, multiple percussion
    First performance:  Jon Jang Sextet.      Jiebing Chen, erhu; 
    James Newton, flute;     David Murray, tenor saxophone; Jon Jang, piano;
    Santi Debriano, double bass and Billy Hart, multiple percussion
    First performance: same as previous two works
Applicant: Jon Jang

The Color of Reality (1993)                                25'
    tenor saxophone, flute, guzheng,
    suona/erhu, piano, double bass and multiple percussion
    First performance:  Jon Jang's African-Chinese Sextet
    David Murray, tenor saxophone; James Newton, flute;  Zhang Yan, guzheng
    First performance:  Zellerbach Auditorium,
Cal Performances -University of California at Berkeley
27 February 1993

Tiananmen! (1992)                                    55'
    suona/sheng/erhu,  guzheng, flute, 
    alto saxophone/flute, tenor saxophone/flute,
    bass clarinet/clarinet/flute, trumpet, trombone,
    piano, double bass, multiple percussion. 
 First performance: Jon Jang & the Pan Asian Arkestra, 
Julia Morgan Theatre, Berkeley, CA
4 June 1992

SenseUs -the Rainbow AnthemS (1990)                        50'
    Composed by Max Roach, Jon Jang, John Santos
    Text by Sonia Sanchez, Genny Lim, Victor 
    Hernandez Cruz
    3 poets, 3 percussionists,
    flute, trombone, piano and double bass,
    First performance:  Davies Symphony Hall,     San Francisco, CA
13 October 2000

Kulintang Phantasy (1990)                                15'
    Kulintang Arts Ensemble, soprano saxophone,     
    trumpet and synthesizer
    First performance:  San Francisco, CA
3 May 1990

Reparations Now! (1988)                                35' 
    (Concerto for Large Jazz Ensemble and Taiko)
    alto saxophone/flute, tenor saxophone/flute,
    bass clarinet/flute, trumpet, trombone,
    piano, double bass, multiple percussion and taiko
    First performance:  Jon Jang & the Pan Asian Arkestra
    San Francisco Jazz Festival,   21 October 1988

DANCE/THEATRE

Where Swallows Go/Dance of the Cavaliers (2007)                            6'
    Playwright/Director Megs Booker
    Artistic Director Shem Guibbory
    Conceived by Megs Booker, Shem Guibbory,
    Rinde Eckert and Thomas Young
    Shem Guibbory, violin/ actor
    Robert Levin, piano
    Marvin Sewell, guitar
    Rolando Morales-Matos, percussion
    Workshop performance: Aaron Davis Hall, New York
January 2007


Mandala (2001)                                    25'
    Choreography by Dana Tai-Soon Burgess
    Shubangiar, vocals; Vedang Londhe, tablas;
    and sequenced sounds
    First performance: Eisenhower Auditorium
    The Kennedy Center, Washington DC
    7 December 2001

Silk Roads (2001)                                    22'
    Choreography by Dana Tai-Soon Burgess
    2 sopranos, 3 countertenors and sequenced sounds
    First performance: Eisenhower Auditorium, 
    The Kennedy Center, Washington DC
    7 December 2001

After Hours (1997)                                    60'
    Writer David Mura, directed by Dipunker
    Performed by David Mura, actor Kelvin Han Yee
    and pianist/composer Jon Jang
    First perfomance: Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN 
18 March 1997
    
The Woman Warrior (1994)                            120'
    Playwright Deborah Rogin adapted from 
    Maxine Hong Kingston's "Woman Warrior"
    Directed by Sharon Ott
    First performance:  Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Cal Performances-University of California at Berkeley
18 May 1994

Arthur and Leila (1993)                                60'
    Playwright Cherylene Lee, directed by Amy Mueller
    erhu, piano; First performance: Brava Theatre, San Francisco, CA
30 October 1993
    
FILM/SILENT FILM SCORES

Race is the Place (2004)                                91'
    Filmmakers Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles                    
    First exhibition: Mill Valley Film Festival
    15 October  2005

Picadilly (1929) - score (2004)                            130'
    Filmmaker E.A. DuPont
    featuring Anna May Wong
    First exhibition:  Jon Jang, piano:
    San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
    7 March 2004

My America ... Honk, If You Love Buddha (1995)                 90'
    Filmmaker Renee Tajima- Pena
First exhibition:  San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
March 1998

Arsenal (1929) -score (1997)                                90'
    Filmmaker Alexander Dovzhenko
    First exhibition:  Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
     March 1997


All music published by Zhang Music ASCAP
except for When Sorrow Turns to Joy
Janew Music ASCAP & Zhang Music ASCAP

 

Last Updated (Thursday, 19 August 2010 09:20)