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Stephanie Chou: Comfort Girl

Stephanie Chou's presentation of her musical composition "Comfort Girl"

Stephanie Chou: Comfort Girl
Stephanie Chou: Comfort Girl

Time & Location

Mar 29, 2019, 7:00 PM

Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003, USA

About The Event

Stephanie Chou - voice, alto saxophone, compositions

Andy Lin - erhu, viola, violin

James Wordsworth - voice

Kelly Lin - piano

Kenny Wollesen - drums, percussion

Comfort Girl is a musical exploration of the lives of Chinese 'comfort women' who were abducted into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during WWII. The work is a tribute to these young women’s incandescent courage and indomitable spirit, not only while in captivity during the War but also—in a cruel irony—when they returned home to their families, who didn’t always welcome them back with open arms. Presented in association with the China Institute of America.

Stephanie Chou is a saxophonist, singer, and composer based in New York City. Her music combines classical and Chinese influences with jazz and pop harmonies and rhythms. Raised in Irvington, NY, Chou studied mathematics and music at Columbia University. In 2011, she released her first album, Prime Knot, a jazz quintet CD featuring trumpeter Marcus Printup (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra). She has written for ballet and theater as well as for the concert stage. Her work “C for G” was commissioned and choreographed by American Ballet Theater principal ballerina Susan Jaffe, and features Kenny Wollesen on percussion and vibraphone.

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