This critically acclaimed annual event is an essential cornerstone for highlighting and documenting the significant role that Asian Americans and their collaborators have in contributing to the city’s historic and vibrant musical landscape. Come and celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival (CAAJF)www.aajazz.org. The CAAJF features the finest in contemporary Asian American music. Curated by Asian Improv aRts Midwest, national and internationally acclaimed Asian American artists and their collaborators weave together their collective flair to create an improvisational experience.
2017 Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival (CAAJF)
Yoko Noge and Jazz Me Blues
Yoko Noge is an inventive band leader/singer/pianist. Yoko’s band, the Jazz Me
Blues melds an incredible mix of Chicago blues, jazz, Japanese music and Yoko’s
compositions. The band performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, the Chicago Jazz
Festival, the Asian American Jazz Festival. She tours in Europe and Japan regularly.
She have been chosen as “Chicagoan of the Year” by the Chicago Tribune and “100
Japanese the world respect” by the Newsweek Japan. In 2014, Yoko was awarded
the Foreign Minister of Japan's commendation for "promotion of understanding
between Japan and the U.S.A.
Chihsuan Yang and Bob Garrett
ESCP is a duo consisting of Chihsuan Yang and Bob Garrett. Together they weave a
rich soundscape to engage their audience. Refusing to be confined by professional
stigmas or the constructs of composition; ESCP's sound fuses various mediums of
technology, instrumentation, and improvisations, all the while exploring the impact
of music as a soundtrack to our lives. Allow yourself to enter a hypnotic state and ESCP.