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Recent Press

Uncle Gunjiro's Girlfriend Returns to SF
May 17, 2016

NBC Bay Area
Celebrate 40 Years as Performing Duo: Uncle Gunjiro's Girlfriend
Video Features:
Uncle Gunjiro's Girlfriend Part I
April 2016

Seattle Times
Tracing Roots Creates a New Picture by Jerry Large
August 5, 2015

California ArtBeat
BLOG: Suite J-Town: The Art of Resilience
August 5, 2015

The Rafu Shimpo
The Sweetness of Community by Nancy Ukai Russell
April 24, 2015


SF Examiner
Ghosts and Jazz haunted San Francisco this Halloween! by Johnathan Bakan
November 3, 2010

Marin Independent Journal
When Japanese storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki and her composer husband, Mark Izu, perform, it’s often hair-raising  
October 20, 2010

San Francisco Examiner
Mark Izu and Christopher Blasdel's new CD fuses jazz and traditional Asian music by Rick Marianetti
June 4, 2010

Monterety Herald
Legend' synthesizes variety of cultures, techniques by Lily Dayton
April 15, 2010

Arts Monthly
Wong Aoki Work Featured at Ethnic Dance Festival by Jean Schiffman
June 2009, Volume 18 Number 11

Indy Theatre Habit
Brenda Wong Aoki at the 2008 Hoosier Storytelling Festival by Hope Baugh
October 17, 2008



Kauaii Arts Magazine
Passionate Performance and Storytelling
May 2006

Ballet Magazine
Kuan Yin: Our Lady of Compassion by Rene Renouf
December 2002

The Advertiser
Uncle Gunjiro’s Girlfriend by Samela Harris
March 11, 2002

Los Angeles Times
Speaking of the Unspoken by Scarlet Cheng
April 30, 2000


Time Out
Berkeley Symphony Pulls Off Bold Program by Georgia Rowe
May 17, 1997

American Theatre
Review of Queens Garden
July/August 1992

International Press

Kaze, Japan
Article in Japanese: ブレンダ・ウォン・アオキ ~日米の物語を語る3世のソロ・パフォーマー~  
February 28, 2010

Intoxicate Magazine, Tokyo
Review of Mark Izu
February 2008

The Straits Times, Singapore
A Lesson in Compassion by Hong Xinyi
February 24, 2005