A.J. Khaw is a Brooklyn-based pianist, organist, composer, accompanist, and instructor. His latest project is composing and performing with The Unwritten Law, a choreopoem by Broadway star/beatboxer Chesney Snow. A.J. has collaborated with soprano Gian-Carla Tisera (Luminosa Project), Australian singer/songwriter Lucas Kane Hall, alt-Americana artist Dylan Charles, and pop/soul singer Kellie Nicole. His indie rock band We are Warriors has built a loyal following.
A.J. played with several Latin pop groups and started two jazz combos in Miami, Sonido Batido and Rana Prieta Latin Jazz Project, which incorporated Latin and Caribbean influences. In 2008 Sonido Batido released an album named Journey of the Refugee with pieces based on social justice themes.
In Atlanta he founded the jazz/funk quartet Jazznomad, performed in various classical chamber ensembles, and served as house pianist at Churchill Grounds Jazz Club.
A.J. began playing the piano at age five and the organ at age 11. He first worked as a church organist at age 12. A.J. continued his piano studies and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music summa cum laude from Emory University. Four years later, A.J. graduated cum laude with a Medical Doctorate degree from Morehouse School of Medicine.