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by Mika Stoltzman
About Mika Stoltzman Mika Stoltzman has been described as a Japanese Marimba Maestro," by Time Out New York. All About Jazz raves, Mika Stoltzman is beyond category, to use Duke Ellington's signature compliment." Mika has toured to 19 countries and 65 cities around the world. She has performed nine times at Carnegie Hall (Zankel and Weill Hall), as well as at PASIC 2005 and 2007, the Blue Note in New York, the jny: Tokyo and Cairo Jazz Festivals, ...read more
by Dan Bilawsky
In jazz, the marimba tends to be dwarfed by its sustain-friendly metallic cousin, the vibraphone. Many fine vibes players, like Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris to name just two, double on marimba, but that instrument always comes second for them--and for most jazz mallet players--and it almost never dominates a program; almost is the key word, as there are exceptions to that statement. A select few are willing to put the marimba first and Mika Stoltzman is one such individual. ...read more