Performing improvised music on a cross-cultural instrumentation, Ka Dao Yin will perform at Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles at 7:00 May 30th, 2017. This is the first stop of their 2017 West Coast tour. After this performance, they will perform at San Francisco International Arts Festival.
Ka Dao Yin’s members are based in Taipei and London. With its signature combination of piano, C-saxophone, sheng (Chinese mouth organ), and zheng (Chinese zither), the music of Ka Dao Yin stands at the crossroads of contemporary classical music, Chinese folk music, free improvisation, and jazz.
“Ka Dao Yin takes Chinese music and free improvisation to a new level. These guys know where they come from and where they are going, and they are going there together.” Portrait by the golden melody awards for traditional arts and music Producer, Martijn Wu.
Ka Dao Yin‘s two CDs have both won prestigious awards in Taiwan: “Four Characters” received the 2012 3rd Taiwan Golden Indie Music Award for Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Track; “Slow” received the 2014 25th Taiwan Golden Melody Award for Traditional Arts (equivalent to the Grammy) for Best Crossover Album.
Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles
1137 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90024
Sophia Chiu, Cultural Officer/Taiwan Academy