Asia Society will be presenting the world premiere of In the Green Room, a dynamic music performance highlighting women in jazz. This newly commissioned work is conceived by ACC fellow and composer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jen Shyu, and composer/pianist Sumi Tonooka, joined by drummer/composer Terri Lyne Carrington and bassist/composer Linda May Han Oh. Harnessing the power of music and storytelling, Shyu and Tonooka draw upon their own personal stories as well as those of important women in jazz, to reclaim and amplify their legacies. The weaving of these extraordinary stories creates an intimate portal into the living histories passed down through music and relationships across generations.
In the Green Room comprises two performances, as well as video interviews with women in jazz who have inspired Shyu and Tonooka, and interactive workshops with a cohort of millennial women jazz musicians.
Jan. 12 - 13, 2023 @ 7 - 8:10PM