by Jerry D'Souza
If there is one constant about Misako Kano it is that she is comfortable in two worlds. Born and raised in Yamaguchi, Japan, she studied classical and jazz piano at Kent State in the U.S. She earned her bachelor's degree, majoring in classical piano performance and music education and later got her master's majoring in jazz piano performance. She lived in New York City, had a residency at the Cotton Club in 1992 and then moved back to Japan.
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by Jim Santella
Pianist Misako Kano grew up in Japan and studied at several universities before earning her Master’s degree in Jazz Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music in 1990. She led this session in New York City in early 1996, and the quartet’s recording was released in Japan. Jazz Focus released the session in 1998 shortly after Thomas Chapin died at the age of forty, after a long bout with leukemia.
Never Let Me Go" and Cole Porter’s I Love You" ...read more