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Jen Shyu

January 23 - February 6, 2016

A 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award recipient, Jen Shyu is an experimental jazz vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, producer, and Fulbright scholar. She has produced six albums, becoming the first female artist and vocalist as bandleader on Pi Recordings (Synastry, 2015, with co-leader Mark Dresser). Shyu is a Stanford University graduate known for researching traditional music in Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea, and East Timor. On her Fulbright in Indonesia, Shyu studied Javanese Sindhenan and dance for two years, culminating in a solo opera, Solo Rites: Seven Breaths, directed by filmmaker Garin Nugroho. Solo Rites: Seven Breaths premiered at Roulette (NYC, 2014). She has received fellowships from the Ministries of Sports, Culture, and Tourism and Foreign Affairs of Korea, National Gugak Center, Korea Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, and the Jerome Foundation.  Shyu currently leads her band Jade Tongue as well as touring Solo Rites: Seven Breaths.

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