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Junko Fujiwara

What brought you to music? "I come from a family of musicians, so I wasn’t really brought to music, but rather music was brought to me. My dad is a piano technician whose family had a music store in Japan. He played violin when he was younger and still plays some piano. My mom was a vocal major in college, and she had a private piano studio in Japan. My sister has a master’s degree in piano performance and also played some violin. I started piano lessons when I was four years old. When I was five or six, I performed my first piano recital. The song was not “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” or “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.It was an angular, surrealist song written by Jane Smisor Bastien, entitled “My Green Umbrella” (the inspiration for my Outpost series name)

Live At The BPC

Label: JCA Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Romanpole; The Latest; The Sixth Snake; Orange, Yellow, Blue; A Wallflower in the Amazon; Super Eyes - Private Heroes.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

A dialogo con Giancarlo Mazzù e Luciano Troja

Read "A dialogo con Giancarlo Mazzù e Luciano Troja" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il chitarrista calabrese Giancarlo Mazzù e il pianista siciliano Luciano Troja formano ormai da molti anni una coppia artistica molto affiatata. Messisi in luce nell'interessante quartetto Mahanada, che realizzò tre album tra il 2004 e il 2008 (leggi la recensione di Mahanatta), i due hanno poi consolidato la loro intesa artistica pubblicando i due volumi di ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Prehistoric Jazz – Volumes 1 & 2

Read "Eric Hofbauer Quintet: Prehistoric Jazz – Volumes 1 & 2" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

With sure workmanship and untamed inquisitiveness, Boston-based guitarist Eric Hofbauer is no stranger to confronting unusual yet stimulating music. Examples include 2008's uncharacteristic guitar duo The Lady of Khartoum with Garrison Fewell or the striking American solo series--American Vanity (2004), American Fear (2010) and American Grace (2013)--which crossed distinctive terrains of improvisation and covers of iconic ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Jacob William returns his Para Quintet to Outpost 186 on Saturday March 24th after an interlude of gigs in other dubious roosts. Now that he is once more in the cozier confines of the Outpost, free of the concerns attending tavern work, he'll shine at his usual level of dazzle with his astute and earnest compadres. ...

Joe Morris: Camera

Label: ESP Disk
Released: 2010


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