March 21, 2018

Chihiro Yamanaka to join Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrating Women's History Month 2018

Japan's jazz pianist Chihiro Yamanaka is taking part in the concert that celebrates Women's History Month at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 EDT.

The concert features Mary Lou Williams, who arranged a lot of music for jazz giants such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.

The musicians who will play the show are all women, one of whom is Chihiro Yamanaka.

The performance is scheduled to stream online at 10 am on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 EDT. (Not sure whether it will be live or recorded.)

Isamu Nozaki at Jazz Up Japan

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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 22:20 on March 21, 2018 JST | gig info | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

March 15, 2018

Hitomi Nishiyama to record her third heavy metal cover album on FAZIOLI

The Italian craft is attracting more and more pianists in the world.

Hitomi Nishiyama has been devoted to Fazioli Pianoforti since she listened to Enrico Pieranunzi handle the piano masterly in his album. She talked to an Italian media outlet about what she learned from his work.

After Nishiyama got on one for the first time in 2006, the handiwork has helped her produce some creative recordings.

History of FAZIOLIs played by Hitomi Nishiyama for album recording
AlbumYear of ReleaseModel of FAZIOLIPiano Installation Site
Shift2014F278TAGO STUDIO TAKASAKI in Gunma
Crossing2013F228Sengawa Avenue Hall in Tokyo
Sympathy2013F228OORONG-SHA in Tokyo
Astrolabe2012F308FAZIOLI showroom in Tokyo
Parallax2008F278Sakira Hall in Shiga

In 2018 she will play a FAZIOLI piano to record her third heavy metal cover album "New Heritage Of Real Heavy Metal (NHORHM)". The last two ones, which won the hearts and minds of many heavy metal fans, were not on FAZIOLI.

She says she is glad to let heavy metal lovers know about FAZIOLI.

Jazz enthusiasts also look forward to the release.

Isamu Nozaki at Jazz Up Japan

posted by Jazz Up Japan at 18:33 on March 15, 2018 JST | release | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

March 05, 2018

Kaoru Azuma (vo) and Phillip Strange (pf) to play gallery zing in Kobe on Sun, Mar 25, 2018

[Gig Info] - Sun, Mar 25th in Kobe - voice, piano - Y2500 adv / Y3000 door. Min 1 drink.

* Venue: gallery zing in Kobe

* Time: 7:30 pm on Sunday, March 25th

* 2-piece: voice, piano

* Cover: 2500 JPY advance / 3000 JPY door + Minimum 1 drink

Kaoru Azuma (vo) and Phillip Strange (pf)

On Sunday, March 25th, Kaoru Azuma (voice) and Phillip Strange (piano) will be playing at gallery zing near Konan-Yamate Station on JR Kobe Line in Kobe.

Thoroughly smoke-free at all times.

The curtain on the show will go up at 7:30 pm.

Cover is
2500 JPY advance (make reservations by Contact Form on the venue's website ),
3000 JPY door,
1500 JPY for a student with ID
+ Minimum one drink.

The door will open at 7:00 pm.


- Kaoru Azuma (voice)
- Phillip Strange (piano)


+ gallery zing

Isamu Nozaki at Jazz Up Japan

posted by Jazz Up Japan at 11:58 on March 05, 2018 JST | gig info | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする