How long have you been playing guitar?
Over 12 years, and I’ve been playing professionally for over 7 years.
University of North Texas Big Band, UNT Zebras Band, UNT Guitar Emsembles
- University of North Texas Jazz guitar performance major with 2 music scholarships and 1 general scholarship
- Multiple shoes in the Jazz scene in Hong Kong before relocating to the U.S.
- Performed in many different cities including: Hong Kong, Tokyo, Denton, Dallas and New York City
- Listen to Alan’s recordings at: soundcloud.com/alankwan
Alan Kwan, native of Hong Kong, is a jazz guitarist, composer and educator. Currently a jazz guitar student in the University of North Texas, he is a recipient of the College of Music Scholarship, Kris Kolflat Scholarship and Academic Scholarship.
Alan started playing guitar at the age of 14; after 4 years of musical training, he decided to devote himself to jazz. He studied with Ted Lo and Eugene Pao and started performing in Hong Kong. Within a few years, he had become one of the most active jazz musicians in the city.
In 2009, he moved to the United States to pursue his further study in music. He has studied with Fred Hamilton, Richard McClure and Noel Johnston at the University of North Texas. He also studied privately with Stefan Karlsson, Michael Palma, Quamon Fowler, Rodney Jones, Nir Felder, Ben Monder, Mike Moreno, Bruce Saunders, John Stowell, Clint Strong and many other masters.
Recently, he has been preparing for recording his original compositions. In the summer of 2014, Alan will be performing in different venues in Hong Kong and Japan.