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BLUE NOTE & THE JAPAN FOUNDATION PRESENT: EAST MEETS WEST BRUNCH ft. SUMIE KANEKO

2015-04-26
Showtime: 1:30PM
Doors Open at 1:00PM

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n/a $35.00


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East Meets West Brunch ft. Sumie Kaneko
FEATURING:
Kaoru Watanabe - Fue
Nori Naraoka - Bass
Shane Shanahan - Percussions


**Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**


Japanese Koto & Shamisen Player, Singer Songwriter and Producer Sumie (Sumi-é) Kaneko has been recognized as a pioneer by her uniquely chromatic use of the instruments. Her project J-Trad And More is well received over the world that is fusing her Japanese roots with the colors of jazz and freedoms of avant-garde.



She started playing Koto when she was at five, next year she was broadcasted by NHK. In 1995, Sumie won in Takasaki International Competition in Koto performance. She studied Japanese traditional music at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music then studied Jazz vocal at Berklee College of Music in 2006. Performance highlights includes: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, TED talk, Getty Center, Boston Ballet, Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, etc.. She has also gave workshops at academic scenes such as Harvard Univ., Princeton Univ., Wellesley College, Berklee College of Music and many more and in 2014, her group was invited to the Washington DC Jazz Festival that is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Japan. In addition, she was the first Shamisen player of a winner of Pulitzer Prize Paula Vogel's "The Long Christmas Ride Home", and has collaborated with many of world instrumentalists such as Kenny Endo, Kaoru Watanabe, On Ensemble, Yumiko Tanaka etc. and also painters, dancers and calligraphers. International tours: Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Jamaica (by Japan Foundation NY), Bangladesh and many of domestic tours including Puerto Rico. The second album “Dead of the Night” will be released in April, 2015.

 

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