“Tom Teasley wizards up a propulsive soundscape in collaboration with Chao Tian, a Chinese-dulcimer virtuoso.” - Celia Wren, The Washington Post

“…mesmerizing sound by duo Tom Teasley and Chao Tian…" - Beatrice Loayza, DC Metro Arts


“sublime” - Mary Ann Johnson, Maryland Theatre Guide

Dong Xi is a collaboration between percussionist Tom Teasley and Chinese dulcimer virtuoso Chao Tian. They fuse Chinese folk and classical music with American jazz. The resulting world fusion is an enticing conversation between east and west through music. The music is performed and composed by Dong Xi with a lot of free improvisation. It most closely reminds us of music from Hiroshima but slimmed down to a crisp duo, a union that produces good fruit and holds promise for much more.- D. Oscar  Groomes,O's Place Jazz Newsletter