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Seiki Yukimoto and Soulbleed East Meets West at at Nublu (NYC) on Friday September 22


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Indulge your senses at this free style jazz jam session. Let sounds of this all star band transport you to world where East and West harmoniously blend together.
—Maria Corsaro
Prepare yourself for a soulful evening of music and stirring jazz as Seiki Yukimoto and Soulbleed East Meets West take the stage at Nublu, 151 Avenue C, New York City on Friday September 22 at 7 to 10 pm. For this event Seiki Yukimoto has assembled a group of living jazz legends. These talented musicians represent the best of both worlds and are sure to play their heart out. You can count on an evening of soulful music and raucous free style jazz, as each musician is given an opportunity to display his skills.

Mr Yukimoto (trumpet, quena) will be joined by the high-powered saxophonist Andrew Lamb, otherworldly guitarist, William "Spaceman" Patterson, the funky keyboardist Terry Burrus, award-winning bass guitarist Stanley Banks, acclaimed drummer Craig Holiday Haynes, percussionist Jose Luis Abreu and percussionist and famous washboard player Newman Taylor Baker. You can expect sparks to fly as these talented musicians feed off of each other's energy resulting in an evening of unforgettable music.

About Seiki Yukimoto

After spending his early adult years on the lower east side of New York City studying and eventually playing trumpet with his roommate the acclaimed trumpeter Don Cherry, Seiki “Yuki” Yukimoto returned to Osaka, Japan with a renewed musical vision. His inspiration led him to form Soulbleed, a group famous for its jam sessions and passionate style. Seiki Yukimoto plays both the trumpet and quena at these usually sold out events.

As an homage to the city that gave him so much inspiration and is his musical muse, Seiki Yukimoto has returned to New York to play a concert almost yearly since 2008. He assembles a group of living Jazz legends for this explosive and dynamic performance featuring Soulbleed East Meets West. The recently released double CD “Six Sense Live” is the fourth for Seiki Yukimoto and Soulbleed. Mr Yukimoto was just featured in Jazz Japan and extensively interviewed in Japan’s Jazz Critique magazine where more biographical information can be found.

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