Our Uptown Fridays series continues with a performance by saxophonist Alex Han.
Doors at 6:00pm. Set times: 7:00pm and 9:30pm.
No music charge. Two-item minimum per person at tables. Reserve a table.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Saxophonist Alex Han is steadily gaining attention as one of the “Young Jazz Lions” of his generation. With numerous performances at internationally recognized venues, music awards, and a refreshingly original sound, he continues to expand his reputation as a talented and versatile musician.
Han began his musical journey at the tender age of 8, when his parents encouraged him to study the alto saxophone. Soon thereafter, his innate musical ability began to emerge and by age twelve, he was one of two national recipients of the VSA arts, Young Soloists Award. Around the same time, he was invited by Grammy Award Winning saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera to “sit-in” with him at a Jazz at Lincoln Center performance for two nights.
A year later, young Han was asked to perform at the 2001 Festival Internacional de Jazz de Lapataia in Punta del Este, Uruguay. There, the thirteen year old student cut his teeth alongside such Jazz Masters as Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Lovano, Lewis Nash, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Barron, Jon Faddis, Nicholas Payton, Dave Valentin, Claudio Roditi and Antonio Sanchez.
Since graduating Berklee College of Music, Alex has been touring & recording with Grammy Award Winning bassist/composer Marcus Miller, in addition to fronting his own band abroad and locally.