St. Mary's: Ayman Fanous, Jason Kao Hwang

Date: April 30, 2010 (Friday)
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.
Place: St. Mary's Episcopal Church (2 blocks south of Foggy Bottom metro) 728 23rd Street NW, Washington DC (directions)
Tickets: Admission is $15 Suggested Donation. Information and reservations: 202-333-3985

Ayman Fanous on oud and guitar brings friend and violinist Jason Kao Hwang to St. Mary's in Washington, DC, for a night of stringed music.

Jason Kao Hwang is a composer, violinist, and educator, who has created works ranging from jazz, classical, "new" and world music. His ensemble, The Far East Side Band, featured taiko, kayagum, tuba, and violin and performed in China, Germany, Austria, Canada, and the US.

Ayman Fanous, who is returning to St. Mary's, began classical violin studies at age seven and switched to the guitar at twelve. Influenced by flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and jazz legend Ornette Coleman, Ayman found himself led into many of world's improvisational music traditions, including his native Arabic. He performs regularly with Tomas Ulrich as the Fanous-Ulrich Duo.


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