The World's First Asian-Polynesian Jazz Orchestra
New York 2023
New Zealand 2024 and beyond..
As part of my Master's degree at Queens College,
I am planning, writing for and piloting the world's first Asian-Polynesian Jazz Orchestra - the APJO.
Inspired by the Grammy Award-winning Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and various arts administration mentors and opportunities I have had in New York, the mission of the APJO is as follows:
- to give up-and-coming musicians, especially Asian-Polynesian jazz artists a world-class orchestra which they can aspire to play in
- to establish an orchestra for which composers of all backgrounds can explore writing Asian and/or Polynesian jazz music
which both lead to the overarching goals of:
- inspiring young Asian/Polynesian musicians to pursue music as a career path and
- promoting traditional Asian and Polynesian music around the world through the context of the jazz
Watch this space and please feel free to write me for more info!