Jason Kao Hwang Performs With His Quartet at Chapel on Oct. 27

The Chapel Restoration’s 2012 Evening Music Series continues on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. when the recipient of DownBeat magazine’s 2012 Critic’s Poll award for “Rising Star” on violin, Jason Kao Hwang, performs with his quartet, EDGE. EDGE features Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet/flugelhorn), Andrew Drury (drum set), Ken Filiano (string bass) and the leader, Jason Kao Hwang (composer, violin/viola).

EDGE, consisting of Taylor Ho Bynum, Jason Kao Hwang, Ken Filiano, and Andrew Drury, will perform at Chapel Restoration Oct. 27. Photo by Jean Baptiste-Guillemin

Based in New York City and founded in 2005, EDGE has released three CDs: EDGE, Stories Before Within, and most recently Crossroads Unseen. Crossroads Unseen was selected as one of the top CDs of 2011 by critics from The New York City Jazz Record, All About Jazz and the Jazz Journalists Association.

Karl Ackerman of All About Jazz called EDGE “a stellar line-up of free jazz veterans.” He added, “The notion that the next great force in new jazz could be a violinist may seem a bit incongruous, but Crossroads Unseen is fresh, exciting and creative, and one of the best recordings of the year.”

Chapel board members Gwen Laster and James Keepnews both play in Hwang’s 40-piece improvising string orchestra, Spontaneous River — in fact, it’s where the two met, although they both lived in Cold Spring at the time.

Admission to the event is $15, or $10 for seniors and students. The Chapel Restoration is located at 45 Market St. in Cold Spring.


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