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Keiko Matsui

Thu, Nov 12 -
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

$30.50 ($6 Handling Fee Included) Minimum Donation All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes contemporary jazz keyboardist and composer Keiko Matsui for four nights touringin support of her new release Live in Tokyo CD/DVD! Band members: Keiko Matsui (piano/keys), Dave Karasony (drums), Rico Belled (bass), J.P. Murao (guitar), and Tommy Proulx (sax). Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm Friday – Sunday and 6:00pm Thursday.

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Keiko Matsui is 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. “Music has no borders and it creates a oneness among people,” confides the Japanese born pianist, composer and producer. “There have been many occasions when I have felt like music saved me. There is a connection between my fans and I and together in my music we are sharing harmony.” An activist by nature, Keiko (pronounced Kay-Koe) means ‘happy, celebratory child’ in Japanese. She has not only used her music to speak to the world, but she has lent her voice to causes championed by organizations like The United Nations World Food Programme, Be The Match Marrow Registry, and The National Donor Program and Marrow Foundation. Keiko says, “When I hear of a cause that resonates with me that I can dedicate my music to, then I am always willing. It is my way to show gratitude and give back.”

One of the most salient and recognizable elements of Keiko Matsui’s music is her gift for crafting memorable melodies, which she describes as “a mirror or reflection” of herself at any given moment. “I have always wanted to write melodies that stay in people’s hearts like traditional music or classical music, where the music lives on for centuries.” Keiko Matsui is an icon of Contemporary Jazz. With over 1.2 million units sold in the U.S. along and sold out appearances at concert halls across the world, she is one of the most recognized artists in the genre. Her elegant piano melodies and gentle jazz grooves have enormous appeal and never disappoint the loyal fan base which she has cultivated with over a dozen albums and hundreds of stunning live shows.

Keiko followed up 2012’s critically acclaimed production The Road with the brilliant new album Soul Quest, which is without a doubt her most heartfelt release yet. The impressive list of special guests includes saxophone greats Kirk Whalum, Andy Snitzer (of Rolling Stones fame) and Dave Mann, hit-making guitarist Chuck Loeb (Fourplay), superstar bassists Marcus Miller (Miles Davis) and Will Lee (of David Letterman fame), drummer and mega-producer Narada Michael Walden (Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston) and more.

With 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.


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