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Article: Catching Up With

Masayoshi Sukita: A Higher Place

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Japanese photographer Masayoshi Sukita is a giant of 20th-century photography, and his contributions are immeasurable. His work ranges from documenting urban life, fashion and travel to taking celebrity portraits and film sets. Born in Nogata Shi, Japan, in 1938, his photo career began when he received his first camera as a present from his mother and ...

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Article: Book Review

Masayoshi Sukita: Eternity

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Eternity Masayoshi Sukita 256 Pages ISBN: 9781788841078 ACC Art Books 2021 People may or may not recognize his name but they have certainly seen his photographs. For the past 50 years, photographer Masayoshi Sukita and his camera have captured an enormous number of genuinely emblematic images of pop ...

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Article: Live Review

Harumo Imai Band at Keystone Club

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Harumo Imai Band Keystone Club Tokyo, Japan December 19, 2021 The Harumo Imai Band energized the Keystone Club in Tokyo, Japan, before a lively sold-out audience. The band played two electrifying sets of music ranging from jazz, soul, R&B to rap and hip hop. The stellar band, led by the ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring—and likely recording—career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Harumo Imai

Harumo Imai is a Japanese saxophonist and composer. She began learning to play YAMAHA Electone at the age of three. At the age of thirteen she began playing saxophone and participated in a YAMAHA Electone live performance project for teenagers hosted by YAMAHA. This event was her first experience performing at nightclubs with other musicians, playing both YAMAHA Electone and saxophone. At sixteen, Harumo started playing mainly saxophone at nightclubs in her hometown Shiga, Japan as well as nearby Kyoto. Soon after graduating from high school, she moved to Tokyo and began performing more actively

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Hiromi: Dancing and Smiling With Every Note

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Few musicians have impacted the jazz and music world with the zeal and character of Hiromi. She paints on the finest palette, on par with the finest wine or richest chocolate. Her ambitious and superlative skills as a pianist are matched by the complexities and sheer genius of her compositions. Whether flying solo, in trio, quartet, ...

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Dennis Lambert

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Dennis Lambert was born in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico and began playing the piano at age 5. After 24 years of dedicating his life to playing the piano, he has traveled the world entertaining millions of people with his music. Dennis served in the United States Air Force as a band member. During his time in the service, he performed for President Clinton twice and did two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has recorded four albums with his latest being released recently entitled 'Testimony'.

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Susana Filler

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I am a publicity manager for a Tozai Casino dealing with the iGaming field. It is amazing how much people choose this option to be expert players in and there are some really good and loyal players. I constantly receive and provide to the company information about the online gambling platforms and their users. With a little bit of creativeness I am able to come up with good plans and strategies on a marketing level.

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Nozomu Ito

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FUNKITO - Nozomu Ito (Bassist) Born in 1959 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. Trombone in junior high school to start. Prestigious Band, Tenri High School, many brilliant achievements Masonry, working on music seriously. Started working as a professional bassist from Kwansei Gakuin while studying. During his stay in New York from 1985 to 1999, to deepen exchanges with black musicians, jazz, gospel, funk and many other participants in the session. 1995, mainly black musicians "FUNKITO" formed. Live on a regular basis starting at the Knitting Factory. 1st Album in the year 1998 "It's FUNKITO" was released

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Masumi Ormandy

Dreams are elusive creatures. Snag one, and life can change suddenly: A yellow brick road appears. A good witch waves a wand. An inexplicable spirit conjures New York, where one suddenly bathes in the light of triumph, radiating beauty and warmth and love and sunshine. Meet Masumi Ormandy, a person of uncommon determination, an artist whose first jazz recording proves that capturing a dream can be as simple as singing a song. "Autumn Leaves" features one of the hottest trumpet players in New York, Mr. Freddie Hendrix, inspired by the original recording by Miles Davis. "I'll Be Seeing You," is a warm Bossa nova, floating like a sweet Brazilian breeze featuring Paul Meyers on guitar


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