Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 pm at California Jazz Conservatory
The Jon Jangtet ensemble celebrates the release of The Pledge of Black Allegiance, dedicated to Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X. This is their first CD and features Jang’s work “Can’t Stop Cryin’ for America: Black Lives Matter” as well as other works by Jang that are a hybrid of Chinese music and jazz.
Performers for this event are Hitomi Oba, tenor saxophone; Nick DePinna, trombone; Jon Jang, piano, Lisa Mezzacappa, double bass, Deszon X. Claiborne, multiple percussion.
Co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center.
Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory, 2040 Addison St. Berkeley
$20 general admission / $10 full-time students