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Pianist and composer Yayoi Ikawa, originally from Tokyo, Japan, has been living and working in New York City for a decade. Her trio and quartet was featured on a historic nation- wide Japanese radio program Session 2008 as well as on the leading Internet radio station jjazz.net.
Yayoi expressed her sincere feeling for her roots in Japan and Asia by integrating Japanese Folk melodies into her liberating performance style on her pieces “Motherland” and “Folk Song.”
Yayoi also dedicated the composition “Peace Requiem” to a Japanese journalist killed in Myanmar 2007 and “Dear Asia” to the tragic earthquake happened in Sumatera 2004.
by Mark Sullivan
Part 1 | Part 2 Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince, Haiti March 4-11, 2017 In celebration of International Women's Day, Wednesday's concert featured all bands led by women, a first for the festival. Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana kicked off the show. Although not literally--she explained ...
Howard Johnson Celebrates His 75th With New CD And Concert At The Jazz Museum In Harlem on Sunday, January 29th at 2:30pm
Sun, January 29, 2017 2:30 PM- 5:00 PM EST The National Jazz Museum in Harlem 58 West 129th Street New York, NY 10027 Featuring: Howard Johnson: baritone saxophone, tuba, penny whistle; Yayoi Ikawa: piano; Melissa Slocum: bass; Newman Taylor Baker: drums. Testimony includes eight tunes ranging from soulful to funky ...
by Dan Bilawsky
In 2006, oft-unsung drummer Michael Carvin broke a decade-long silence as a leader on record, releasing one of the strongest dates of his career through Marsalis Music's Honor Series. Fast-forward eight years and you have Flash Forward, another quartet-based album that stands as a testament to Carvin's skills as drummer, bandleader, and musical catalyst.
by Bob Kenselaar
With a career that spans half a century, master drummer Michael Carvin has plenty to look back on, although he's mostly a forward-looking man. To say he's been prolific puts it mildly. By his own count, he's made some 250 recordings and toured the world five times. He has worked with such major jazz luminaries as ...