Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll,  Jason Kao Hwang 2012 Rising Star Violin. 
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2012 El Intruso 4th Annual Critics Poll, Jason Kao Hwang, Violinist of the Year
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...Jason Kao Hwang's searing intensity in trumpeter Roy Campbell's Akhenaten Ensemble...
- John Sharpe, The New York City Jazz Record, August, 2013  Read Full Review

Things picked up again with the cheerfully postmodern “If We Live in Forgetfulness, We Die in a Dream,” a recent work by Jason Hwang. Its connection with Buddhism was maybe more theoretical than musical, but it was a warm, human, richly melodic work with all the finely tuned eclecticism we’ve come to expect from Hwang (who brought his extraordinary “Burning Bridge” suite to the Freer two years ago). 
Stephen Brookes, The Washington Post,  November 9, 2012  Read Full Review

The most readily appealing work of the night was Jason Kao Hwang's If We Live Forgetfulness, We Die in a Dream which had Berg-like rumination and a lush, arching climax.  
The Strad, August, 2011   Read Full Review

In a class of its own, with a sound like no other group in the festival, was the Fifty Violins in dedication to the much lamented Leroy Jenkins, led and conducted by Billy Bang and coordinated by Jason Kao Hwang. 
- Marc Medwin, All About Jazz, August 12, 2007  Read Full Review

This memorial piece was an extraordinary work that was coordinated by Jason Hwang and led by Billy Bang. The music was breathtaking, beautiful, dream-like. 
- Bruce Gallanter, Downtwn Music Gallery Newsletter, November 30, 1999  Read Full Review

..the soaring lyricism of Jason Kao Hwang. 
- Chicago Tribune, Howard Reich, October 11, 2005  Read Full Review

The most remarkable work on the program was Bending Duration, Breathing Distance by Jason Kao Hwang, the only composer of the five who was not born in China. 
- Olin Chism, Voicesofchange.com, April 24, 2001  Read Full Review

  
Jason Hwang's music was an evocation of colors and emotions in a wide spectrum from tenderness to the volatile, piecing fragments, creating dances, in a dazzling, poetic way. 
- CODA Magazine, 1988  Read Full Review

Jason Hwang's …Glass Shadows creates music that is taut, delicate and highly original. 
- Jon Pareles, The New York Times,  January 2, 1986  Read Full Review

Part poetry, part documentary, Afterbirth is a superb film.  
- Julie Semkow,  Library Journal, January 1996  Read Full Review