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"A ‘child of jazz’ bridges Fillmore and Japantown:  Anthony Brown marks 10 years at helm of Asian American Orchestra with shows at Yoshi’s in San Francisco"
— Lee Hildebrand, in the San Francisco Chronicle (September 10, 2008)

"Players: Anthony Brown, Asian Rhapsodies"
— Yoshi Kato, in Downbeat magazine (March, 2006)

"Eye on the Arts: Family creates a world of sound"
— Brenda Peyton, in the Oakland Tribune (June 25, 2004)


OAKLAND TRIBUNE, May 12, 2006, "Performance is 'living documentary' of Chinatown" by Momo Chang

THE OAKLAND TRIBUNE, June 25, 2004, "Eye on the Arts: Family creates a world of sound" by Brenda Peyton

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, July 2, 2004, "Rainbow Rhapsodies: Percussionist Builds 21st Century Sound on Gershwin Foundation" by Andrew Gilbert

THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, May 15, 2003, "Brown transports Ellington's Far East" by Andrew Gilbert

THE KANSAS CITY STAR, March 1, 2002, "Students get lesson in jazz from Smithsonian scholars" by Karalee Miller

THE PHOENIX.COM MUSIC, October 24, 2001, "Far East Suites: The Asian American Orchestra's Jazz" by Ed Hazell

THE OAKLAND TRIBUNE, September 28, 2001, "Brown turns back time for 20th Asian American Jazz fest" by Titania Leung Inglis

BOSTON GLOBE, September 9, 2001, "Asian American Orchestra headlines a new jazz festival" by Bob Blumenthal

DOWNBEAT, September 2000, "the biz: Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra" by Eliot Tiegel

THE OAKLAND TRIBUNE, February 27, 2000, "Local Grammy nominees still winners" by Martin Reynolds

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, February 21, 2000, "Grammy nomination hailed as changing of the guard" by Philip Elwood

LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 18, 2000, "All That Jazz: A Multicultural Exercise That's Pure Ellington" by Don Heckman

URBAN VIEW, February 15, 2000, "Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra" by Tamara Keith

THE ARGUS, THE REVIEW, THE TRIBUNE, THE HERALD, THE TIMES-STAR, January 14, 2000, "Bay Area's Brown scores Grammy nomination" by Wayne Saroyan

NICHI BEI TIMES, January 18, 2000, "Brown's Asian American Jazz Orchestra Receives Grammy Nomination" by Yukiya Jerry Waki

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER, November 7, 1999, "University of Kentucky provides rare hearing of Duke Ellington exotica" by Walter Tunis

42ND ANNUAL MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL PROGRAM, September 17-19, 1999, "The Far East Suite: Asian American Orchestra Celebrates Duke Ellington" by Dan Ouelette

SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, September 8, 1999, "Critic's Choice: Asian American Jazz Festival" by Derk Richardson

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, February 5, 1999, "Diverse Influences Give Jazz Composer Unique Sound" by Kimberly Chun

SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, February 3, 1999, "Asian American Jazz Orchestra" by Oliver Wang

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, January 26, 1999, "World Visions: A Treasure trove of musical riches" by John Krich

LOS ANGELES TIMES, November 5, 1998, "Moments of Freedom: Big Bands Behind Barbed Wire remembers music in internment camps" by Don Heckman

LA WEEKLY, November 6-12, 1998, "Picks of the Week: Asian American Jazz Orchestra with San Jose Taiko" by Greg Burk

CHICAGO READER, October 23, 1998, "Critic's Choice: Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra" by Neil Tesser

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Recorded live at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA, the latest CD by the Asian American Orchestra showcases North Indian instrumentalists and African percussion performed by Kenneth Nash in new arrangements of classic Coltrane compositions including "Living Space," "Olé," "Liberia," "Dahomey Dance," and the extended works, "India" and "Africa."

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