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by Ian Hawley
posted 25/10/2017

Jen Shyu “Song of Silver Geese”

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Jen Shyu is “a new kind of improviser-composer-ethnomusicologist hybrid”: ground-breaking multilingual vocalist, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, 2016 Doris Duke Artist, and 2017 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Female Vocalist. Jen will be performing at the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival on Thursday, November 9, from 8 P.M. at the Seymour Centre.
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Born in Illinois, USA to Taiwanese and East Timorese parents, Jen has performed her own uncategorisable art music on prestigious world stages such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Blue Note, National Theathre of Korea and festivals worldwide.

She has performed with 2014 MacArthur Fellow saxophonist Steve Coleman since 2003 and collaborated with Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer and Bobby Previte. A Stanford University graduate in opera with classical violin and ballet training, Jen has studied traditional music and dance in Cuba, Taiwan, Brazil, China, South Korea, East Timor and Indonesia. Currently based in New York City, Jen has produced six albums as a leader and will release her seventh, Song of Silver Geese, this November.

WHO: Jen Shyu 
WHAT: Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival
WHEN: 8pm November 9th 
WHERE: Seymour Centre
SPECIAL OFFER TO EASTSIDE LISTENERS – BOOK ONLINE NOW HERE & ENTER IN THE PROMO CODE ‘SPIRITS’ TO OBTAIN A SPECIAL OFFER OF ONLY $27.60 TICKETS (normal price is $46.60!)

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