Vietnamese-American jazz artist gets enthusiastic about teaching music | Culture – Sports
Hanoi (VNA) – Have a nominated work for a Grammy Award, American-Vietnamese jazz artist Julian-Quan Viet Le has an intense passion for teaching Vietnamese traditional music at his family
Julian-Quan Viet Le and his sister were born into a family of traditional musicians residing in Milpitas, California, United States. His parents are classically trained musicians in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) before 1975.
Since the age of eight, his parents have taught him to play sao truc (bamboo flute) and dan bau (Vietnamese lute), so that his musical works harmoniously combine traditional Vietnamese music with modern instruments.
Julian studied jazz music at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He also lived in Vietnam for over a year, helping him to have first-hand experience in the homeland.
In 2020, musician and female artist Jhené Aiko co-produced, mixed and composed music for Chilombo – the album nominated for Album of the Year at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards. This album claimed second place on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Julian’s family established a music school called the Pacific Music Association with the desire to teach traditional Vietnamese music to young people. The school became the inspiration for the artist’s musical pieces. /.