The Chinese American Museum in Washington, D.C. sponsored a live virtual holiday concert on December 15th featuring Bryan Eng, a Chicago-based singer, jazz musician, and actor. He was accompanied by Sam Wolsk, DW Jazz Orchestra founder, on trumpet.
Bryan and Sam performed their own jazz renditions of songs such as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Like Someone in Love,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “The Happy Elf.” The duo met as students at Northwestern University through their work in musical theater, where Sam played trumpet in productions that Bryan conducted. Since then, Bryan has also sung with DW Jazz Orchestra. More information about Bryan Eng can be found here.
The Chinese American Museum in Washington, D.C. (CAMDC) works to develop awareness and appreciation of Chinese American history and culture. In addition to (Stay)* At Home for the Holidays with Bryan Eng and CAMDC, its events this past year include a virtual cooking demonstration, documentary screenings, and panel discussions. Last week’s concert introduced a festive spirit as the temperature drops and the holidays approach.