Mouth to Mouth Open Mic
Jason Kao Hwang and Becky Yamamoto

Waiting for the warmer weather? Join us for this month’s Mouth to Mouth Open Mic which is sure to raise the temperature. NEA award winning composer and violinist Jason Kao Hwang will give a special acoustic performance, and performer Becky Yamamoto, called “priceless” by The New York Times and “expertly deadpan” by The New Yorker, will surely have us in laughs.


Jason Kao Hwang (composer, violinist) has created works ranging from jazz, classical, “new” and world music. His octet, Burning Bridge, recently performed at the Chicago World Music Festival and the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. His jazz quartet, EDGE, has released two CDs, most recently Stories Before Within (2008, Innova), which was chosen as one of the Top Ten CDs of 2008 by Coda Magazine. Mr. Hwang’s chamber opera, The Floating Box, A Story in Chinatown (New World Records), presented by the Asia Society in 2001, was named one of the top ten opera recordings of 2005 by Opera News. As violinist, Mr. Hwang has worked with Reggie Workman, William Parker, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill and others. Mr. Hwang has received support from Meet the Composer/New Residencies, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and others. Mr. Hwang was recently awarded grants from Chamber Music America, US Artists International and the American Music Center.

Becky Yamamoto is a comedic performer. She has performed in venues all around New York such as P.S. 122, Ars Nova, UCB Theater, Here Arts Center, to name a few. She has also toured internationally with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company.


$5 suggested donation. This event is open to the public.

Sign up at 8:30pm for a 5 minute slot.

Mouth to Mouth Open Mic

Jason Kao Hwang and Becky Yamamoto
Friday, March 18, 2011
9:00 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W27th Street
New York New York
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