The Human Rites Trio had a great gig at the 2019 Vision Festival at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY. 

In July we had a great recording session for our CD that will be released in early 2020. 

Jason Kao Hwang - composer/violin/viola,  Andrew Drury - drum set,  Ken Filiano - string bass

Jason Kao Hwang - composer/violin/viola,  Andrew Drury - drum set,  Ken Filiano - string bass

 

By constantly alternating the density of the orchestrations, Hwang suggests different scenarios that correspond to transformative states of mind. The thrills of spontaneity come from individual statements but also from interspersed interlocutions with two or three musicians. After all, this is music of exploration and reflection. -  Felipe Freitas, jazztrail.net,

The enormity of emotions, the multiplicity of ecstasy and the almost ecstatic parts of individual instruments, make the album "Blood" an exciting and captivating experience of each of the recipients open to new experiences. … "Blood" is not only a fascinating clash of Asian folklore with the free jazz formula, but also a unique show of virtuosity of each musician and an example of an ideal artistic correlation.  Robert Ratajczak, longplayrecenzje.blox  (google translation of Polish)

Available at Bandcamp, CD Baby and the Downtown Music Gallery

 

My thanks to the 2018 El Intruso International Critics Poll.

 

Grateful that Sing House was named one of the Best CDs of 2017 by Downbeat Magazine.


Sing House is  available at BandCamp and CD Baby!


I'm grateful to Giovanni Russonello for his 4/28 review of Sing House in the New York Tim


On Sing House from the Best Jazz on Bandcamp:

The breadth of influences that composer Jason Kao Hwang is able to call upon, and his willingness to leave wide open spaces within compositions for improvising, strikes the perfect balance between meticulous planning and breathless spontaneity. His newest, Sing House, falls in line with past experiments. “No Such Thing” provides ample, immediate evidence of that push-and-pull, with its turbulent bursts of avant-garde dissonance suddenly settling into joyful expressions of the blues. “Dream Walk” is a panoramic view of a host of musical forms, never fully adopting a single one, always sounding on the verge of phasing into another altogether. “When What Could” takes the opposite approach, allowing jazz forms to manifest with a charged immediacy, while leaving the transitions between each expression a bit fuzzy. It’s this kind of daring that makes a Hwang album so thrilling—that sense of sharp intelligence and creative courage. On his newest, the violinist-violist is joined by drummer Andrew Drury, bassist Ken Filiano, pianist Chris Forbes, and trombonist Steve Swell.

 

 

Previous events

Jul10

Yoshiko Chuma School of Hard Knocks

The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY

Portrait Painter: Elizabeth Kresch Makeup Artist: Chisa Takahashi Viola: Jason Kao Hwang Saxophonist: Devin Braja Waldman Trombonists: Christopher McIntyre, Steve Swell Actor: Dan Peeples Photographer: Alexis Ruiseco Videographer & Documenter: Andrew Kim Installation: Jake Vaughan & Nick Margolin Dance Artists: Zaybra, Emily Bartsch, Emily Marie Pope, Martita Abril, Nora Alami, Chip Chapin

Jul2

Yoshiko Chuma School of Hard Knocks

The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY

Portrait Painter: Elizabeth Kresch Makeup Artist: Chisa Takahashi Saxophonist: Devin Braja Waldman Trombonists: Christopher McIntyre, Steve Swell Viola: Jason Kao Hwang Actor: Dan Peeples Photographer: Alexis Ruiseco Videographer & Documenter: Andrew Kim Installation: Jake Vaughan & Nick Margolin Dance Artists: Zaybra, Emily Bartsch, Emily Marie Pope, Martita Abril, Nora Alami, Chip Chapin

Jun21

Michael Moss Acidental Orchestra

Westbeth Community Room, 155 Bank Street, NY, NY

Violin: Jason Hwang, Rosi Hertlein
Cello: Carol Buck, Lenny Mims, Tanja Hoehne
Bass: Ken Filiano, Larry Roland
Brass: Waldron Mahdi Ricks, Brian Groder, Libby Schwartz, Steve Swell, Peter Zummo Reeds: Richard Keene, Elliot Levin, Michael Lytle, Ras Moshe, Michael Moss, Dave Sewelson Piano: Steve Cohn Guitar: Dom Minasi Vibes: Chien Chien Lu Drums: Warren Smith, Bob Meyer, Chuck Fertal

Mar16

Karl Berger Creative Improvising Orchestra

Brooklyn Conservatory, 58 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Jason Kao Hwang - viola, Sana Nagano - violin, Tomas Ulrih - cello, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic - bass, Welf Dorr, Ras Moshe - tenor sax, Peter Apfelbaum, Patrick Brennan - alto sax, Jason Candler - soprano sax, Gene Coleman, Harun Fukazawa - flutes, Avram Fefer, Michael Lytle - bass clarinets, Wesley Johnson - trombone, and more

Jan17

Jason Kao Hwang/Sing House

NuBlu 151, 151 Avenue C, New York City

Arts for Art Presents Justice for Compassion - Jason Kao Hwang/Sing House with Andrew Drury(drum set), Ken Filiano (string bass), Chris Forbes(piano), Kalun Leung (trombone), Jason Kao Hwang (composer/violin)