Anthony Brown’s Asian

American Orchestra

SF Music Day Performance Information

Herbst Theater: 6:00 – 6:45

In the global community of the 21st century, Anthony Brown’s Orchestra presents music that blends the sonorities and improvisational approaches of the jazz tradition with Asian musical instruments and sensibilities.

The evolution of jazz over the course of the 20th century can be traced through the sounds of its instrumental combinations — from the archetypal New Orleans ensembles led by Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton, through the resplendence of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, to the explorations of Afro-Cuban fusion by Dizzy Gillespie’s bop big bands.