John Yao

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John Yao

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm


Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or drink minimum per person. Dinner is served between 5pm-1am.

John Yao
John Yao
Experimental, melodic and unpredictable. The John Yao Quintet features the unique compositions of Trombonist John Yao, which are firmly rooted in the jazz tradition but not afraid to step out into the free-rider zone at times. Yao’s music gives the players free rein to let loose all the while exploring the concepts of opposing forces—of chaos and order, together and apart, individual and group.
Their 2013 release, In the Now (Innova), the Quintet received critical acclaim and in the summer of 2015 they returned to the studio to record their second album. The new recording, to be released in early 2017 on See Tao Recordings, will feature an entire set of new compositions featuring this group’s unique set of talents.
Dan Bilawasky of All About Jazz says “freedom and streamlined focus don’t often get along on jazz recordings, but when they do, it can make for an inspired outing. Trombonist John Yao managed to merge these divergent pathways into a single direction on his debut album, creating a flavorful feast for the senses. Yao’s music is teeming with danger and uncertainty.”

Trombonist John Yao leads lineup that consists of Saxophonist Billy Drewes, Pianist Randy Ingram, Bassist Peter Brendler and Drummer Shawn Baltazor.