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Tracy Yang

Tracy Yang, a New York-based jazz composer, and pianist, was born and raised in Taiwan. She has worked with many different jazz ensembles, including bands such as The Army Jazz Ambassadors, Seattle Women Jazz Orchestra, BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, and Taipei Jazz Orchestra. Her works have earned her several composition awards, including the Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize (2021), JEN Young Composer Showcase Selectees (2019), Winner (2018), and Honorable Mention (2018) of Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra’s composition contest. Additionally, Yang has been a grant recipient from institutions such as New Music USA, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Queens Council on the Arts, Passim Iguana Music Fund, and Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation. Yang is also serving as a dance accompanist at several prestigious dance companies such as Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, and Juilliard. She released her first EP, The 217 Diaries in early 2021 and is hard at work on her upcoming jazz orchestra album OR.


-New Music Creator Fund 2023 -QAF-NYFA New Work Grant 2023 -NYFA Women's Media Funds 2021 - Queens Council on the Arts _ New Work Grant 2020 - Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation 2020 - International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers _ Poster Presentation 2019 - JEN Young Composer Showcase Selectees 2019 - Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra Winner and Honorable Mention of the 6th Composition Contest for Women Composers 2018 - Passim Iguana Music Fund 2015 - Benny Golson Award Berklee College of Music, Jazz Composition scholarship 2015


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