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Kobe Fall

Mon, Sep 30, 2013

Doors open at 6:00 PM each night.
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
$0.00 Free parking

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley along with the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association, the Kobe Trade Information Office and Shinkaichi Music Street is pleased to present Kobe, Japan’s 2013 Vocal Jazz Queen, Aki Miyafuji for one night only. Band members supporting Ms. Miyafuji are Randy Halberstadt (piano), Mark Ivester (drums) and Jeff Johnson (bass). The show starts at 7:30 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm. A donation of $10/adult and $5/students and seniors is greatly appreciated as donations support the Seattle Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition program.

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“I am very proud to be able to perform in the U.S., especially at the world renowned venue, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle. Thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity. I am so thrilled and look forward to sharing a variety of jazz pieces, such as slow, swing, Latin, and Japanese with you. See you on September 30th!” ---Aki Miyafuji

Born in Kyoto, Aki Miyafuji was fascinated with standard jazz music and started singing in 1994. After taking lessons at an institute of music, she became a professional jazz vocalist. In 2000, Aki studied with Takashi Furuya, a well-known saxophone player in the Kansai area, to brush up her voice and singing techniques. She had a chance to share the stage with Kimmie Horne, a niece of Lena Horne, in Detroit, MI, in 2005. Kimmie has been a very good friend of hers since then and now Aki respects her as a mentor and friendly rival. Recently, Aki regularly performs as a member of jazz vocal duo, Gee Baby, mainly in Kyoto.

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