New York Jazz Session # 1: Alan Ferber with Chipin & Kaiya Jazz Quartet

JAZZ FANS DON’T MISS THIS! :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

UPDATE : Alan Ferber will also conduct a workshop on Jazz Big Band & Brass Orchestra at Shih Chien University on March 30th. Check out the promo video below !!

Alan Ferber is known internationally as a jazz trombonist, composer and bandleader. For the last two years, he has been recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation in Down Beat magazine’s International Critics’ Poll and Readers’ Poll (in 2011, he placed second in the Critics’ Poll). He has released four albums, all of which blur traditional boundaries through an intriguing mix of influences. The Wall Street Journal affectionately describes his music as “somehow both old school and cutting edge”. Alan’s latest project with his nonet and string orchestra is called Chamber Songs and has been released on Sunnyside Records. It creates an “instantly transcendent musical experience that floats effortlessly and beautifully between jazz and classical music” (WNYC) and was named one of the best CDs of 2010 in Down Beat Magazine. Alan has released two additional recordings featuring his nonet on the reputable Fresh Sound New Talent label, The Compass and Scenes From An Exit Row.

It makes sense that Alan’s music draws from such a broad stylistic base considering the disparate list of artists he has performed and recorded with over the years: Charlie Hunter, Sufjan Stevens, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Harry Connick Jr, Peter Gabriel, Lee Konitz, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Dr. Dre, Kenny Wheeler, John Hollenbeck, Don Byron, Kelly Clarkson, and They Might Be Giants.

He also remains busy on the commercial music scene in New York, performing steadily on Broadway shows, television jingle recordings, and album recording sessions. His discography lists over eighty CDs on which he has played trombone.

As a composer, Alan has written over fifty original works and has received commissions from Bang On A Can, the Atlantic Brass Quintet, the Caswell Sisters, and numerous high schools and universities. Alan is currently adjunct professor of trombone and composition at New York University, Montclair State University, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University.

Alan has been to Taiwan in 2011 and 2012 as an artist of Taipei International Jazz Festival and faculty of Taipei International Summer Jazz Academy. He will performed with Taiwan’s Jazz icon : Chipin & Kaiya Jazz Quartet at Riverside Music Café.

trombone:Alan Ferber
violin: Chi-pin Hsieh
keyboard: Kai-ya Chang
bass : Hou-chin Lin
drums: Wen-yu Lin

New York Jazz Session #1: Alan Ferber with Chipin & Kaiya Jazz Quartet
29 Mar 2013 (Fri) @ Riverside Music Cafe
Doors Open : 20:00
Starts: 20:30
Price: $400 , tickets available online and at door
More info :

2012 Taipei International Jazz Festival

trombone:Alan Ferber
saxophone:Rosario Giuliani
piano:Kai-ya Chang
bass:Bart De Nolf
drums:Mimi Verderame