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Show Information
MAMIKO TAIRA 4 - "AND IT BEGINS" CD RELEASE

2013-01-27
Showtime: 12:30PM
Doors Open at 11:30AM

MAKE RESERVATION
BAR TABLE
n/a $29.50




Price includes brunch, music and a drink.



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Mamiko Taira
FEATURING:
Mamiko Taira, vocal
Toru Dodo, piano
Steve Whipple, bass
Shinnosuke Takahashi, drums

Mamiko began studying music at the age of eight with a local piano teacher. At the age of sixteen, she went to a private music school to major piano studied with Fumio Itabashi. Itabashi noticed her vocal quality immediately and suggested her to be a singer. In 1988, she moved to Philadelphia to study Jazz Voice at Temple University. Eventually she emerged into the Philly music scene. After graduating in 1992 she performed in Philly until her return to Tokyo in the fall of 1993. Back at home she has performed extensively in the Tokyo metropolitan area between 1993 through 1998. In 1994 she won the grand prize at the Asakusa Jazz Festival Competition. She was invited to sing at the Manly Jazz Festival (Manly, Australia) in 1994 and 1996. In 1999, Mamiko moved to New York. She was a finalist at the Third Annual Jazzconnect Jazz Vocal Competition in 2002. Out of 197 singers from around the world, Mamiko took 3rd place. She also toured with James McBride group in 2003 visited 30 cities and 54 venues nationally. She continues to perform in New York vicinity and beyond. On May 16, 2012, she has released her debut album, “and it begins” from D-musica in Japan followed by the US release in August 2012.

 

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