Keiko Matsui 25th Anniversary Tour & Soul Quest CD Release Party
Thu, Aug 29 -
Doors open at 5:30 PM each night.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents pianist Keiko Matsui for four nights and six shows touring in support of her new release Soul Quest. Band members are Keiko Matsui (piano/keyboard), Jackiem Joyner (sax), Grecco Buratto (guitar), Rico Belled (bass) and Dave Karasony (drums). Set times Thursday – Sunday at 7:30pm with second sets Friday and Saturday nights at 9:30pm. Doors open 5:30pm.
Celebrating the release of Soul Quest (Shanachie), and her 25th Anniversary of her US recording career, internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian, Keiko Matsui, comes to Jazz Alley for four nights and six shows.
The courageous, spiritually-driven and consummate artist who enjoyed the distinction of being an invited guest and performer at the second International Jazz Day, sponsored by UNESCO and held in Istanbul in April 2013, transcends boundary. Her unique melting pot of musical influences have garnered her a devout international following. The eloquent and soft-spoken yet deliberate musician tours relentlessly and seeks to make a genuine connection with her audience. A true humanitarian, Keiko has lent her voice to raise awareness for such causes as The Daniel Pearl Foundation, the United Nations World Food Programme, Be The Match Marrow Registry and The National Donor Program and Marrow Foundation. She has also lent her efforts to the continued revitalization and healing of Japan in the wake of the recent Tsunami and Fukushima disasters.
With over a million and a half albums sold and scores of sold-out concerts across the globe, Keiko Matsui is one of the brightest stars in instrumental music. Her free spirit and creative genius have afforded her the luxury to share the stage with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Miles Davis to Hugh Masakela and Bob James. A citizen of the world, she tours relentlessly and has brought her music to virtually every corner of the globe. Her music transcends boundary and her unique melting pot of musical influences have garnered her a devout international following.
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