Jeff writes music. Mostly for the stage.
Jeff Tang is a composer and songwriter for music theatre, dance, and film. His work has been seen in New York, Chicago, London, Minneapolis, Berkeley, and La Jolla, and he has performed at Symphony Space and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
His musical Passage of Dreams, written with playwright/lyricist Katie Baldwin Eng, premiered in Minneapolis with Theater Latte Da to rave reviews. Called "ambitious, gorgeous," and "deeply evocative," the piece was hailed as "a triumph of small, intimate, song-based theatre" and named one of the Twin Cities' Top 10 shows of the year in CityPages Magazine.
A deep love of travel and tango music inspired a three-month study with native musicians in Buenos Aires, Argentina, including tango piano with Germán Martinez and orchestration at the Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce. He has written features on the guardia joven movement in modern tango orchestras in Time Out Buenos Aires and Issue One magazine in the UK.
Commissions include NYC's Leviathan Lab, the NYU Write/Act Festival, Music Institute of Chicago, Theatre Latte Da in Minneapolis, and St. Ann's School in Brooklyn. Jeff has been a Composer Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and is an alumnus of National Sawdust's Summer Labs Residency, the New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, Prospect Theater Company's Musical Theater Lab, and the PlayLabs Festival at the Playwrights Center.
He is the recipient of New York University's Graduate and Professional Opportunity Fellowship (MFA, Musical Theater Writing) and the Mary Nunez Souza Music Award from the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Music and Political Science).
He also spends his days as the Assistant Producer on the Metropolitan Opera's Media & Presentations team, creating content for the Peabody-Award winning international Live in HD broadcasts; and many evenings as the Associate Producer co-curating National Sawdust+, a new concerts and conversation series at the grassroots artist-driven performance space in Williamsburg.
Predictably, he lives in Brooklyn, NY.