[Film] THE ESCAPE
Sun, May 26 at 3:00pm, Tue, May 28 at 6:00pm
@Gene Siskel Film Center
Sunday May 26 will be the Chicago Premier of my new film THE ESCAPE produced by dancer and choreographer Lenora Lee. It will be showing at the Gene Siskel Film Center as a part of the 2013 Asian American Showcase. The film is about the vulnerability of Chinese women upon their arrival to the United States in the early 20th century. It's a very unique dance movie with great music by Francis Wong and Jonathan Chen. Come check it out!
2013, Tatsu Aoki, USA, 30 min.
Chicago-based jazz musician and filmmaker Aoki documents a dance performance in a San Francisco Chinese landmark, featuring Lenora Lee Dance, Kei Lun Martial Arts, and more. Mini-DV video. (BS)
The 18th Annual Asian American Showcase
Sun, May 26 at 3:00pm
Tue, May 28 at 6:00pm
"XMAS WITHOUT CHINA" directed by Alicia Dwyer, USA, 63 min. Preceded by "THE ESCAPE" 2013, Tatsu Aoki, USA, 30 min.
[Music] Tatsu Aoki Unit at MCA, August 6
Tatsu Aoki Unit
at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)
August 6, Tuesdayat Terrace show
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)
220 E Chicago Ave Chicago IL 60611
Click to see Details / Chronological order
[CD] TOYOAKIMOTO by Tatsu Aoki
Reconstruction of Tokyo Style Geisha Music
Asian Improv Records 0083
TOYOAKIMOTO [CD] available online via the website Amazon.com now.
TATSU AOKI - Bassist Tatsu Aoki is a prolific and accomplished
musician, composer and educator. He works in a wide
array of musical styles, ranging from traditional
Asian music to jazz to experimental music and is
a much in-demand artist performing on both contrabass
and the shamisen (Japanese 3-stringed lute). He
has recorded over 100 albums featuring many of the
musical legends of Chicago, including Fred Anderson,
Von Freeman, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Don Moye
and John Watson Sr. 2006 saw Aoki present his most
ambitious work to date, "re: Rooted"
a continuation of his "Rooted" composition
cycle featuring the MIYUMI Project Big Band at Millennium
Park's Pritzker Pavilion. Aoki is the founder
and Artistic Director of the Annual Chicago Asian
American Jazz Festival.
Tatsu Aoki: CHICAGOANS OF THE YEAR 2001