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Keiko Matsui

Thu, Aug 10 -
Sun, Aug 13, 2017




All purchases are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
$32.50 Includes a $6.00 Service fee

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Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes contemporary jazz keyboardist and composer Keiko Matsui for four nights touring in support of her new release Journey to the Heart (8/5/2017). Band members are: Keiko Matsui (piano/keys), Rico Belled (bass), Dave Karasony (drums) and J.P. Mourão (guitar). Show times Thursday & Sunday at 7:30p. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30p and 9:30p. Doors open at 6:00p Thursday and 5:30p Friday – Sunday.

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Rico Belled (bass), Dave Karasony (drums) and J.P. Mourão (guitar).

Internationally acclaimed and celebrated pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui marks 30th Anniversary of recording debut with Journey To The Heart on Shanchie Records (release date 8/5/2017)

"Keiko Matsui is appreciated not just as an artist but as a humanitarian. She dedicates every song she writes to causes that move her..." -NPR

A world citizen, Matsui’s music speaks to the hearts and souls of fans around the world, transcending borders and building bridges among people who share a common appreciation of honest artistry and cultural exchange. “Music creates a oneness,” says the striking, petite powerhouse who has worked alongside everyone from Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder to Hugh Masekela and Bob James. A consummate artist, Keiko views each show and recording as a unique opportunity. “Journey To The Heart is my gift to my fans. I want to deliver the most beautiful and emotional experience.” Keiko, who has lent her voice to raise awareness for such causes as The Daniel Pearl and the Susan G. Komen Foundations says, “I feel the world is getting crazier and we need to collectively go back and recall what connects us all...our spirits, hearts and our souls.” On Journey To the Heart, Matsui more than delivers what she has come to be loved for breathtakingly beautiful transcendent melodies that transport the listener. A master storyteller, Keiko Matsui crafts passionate and emotive songs with lush harmonies and global rhythms to create timeless musical anthems. “Every song is like its own drama,” confides Keiko. “The word ‘heart’ in the title has a double meaning. I want the music to find its way into your heart but I also mean heart, as is the creator and center of the universe. I hope the listeners will allow themselves to go anywhere with my music.”

Upon the completion of Keiko Matsui’s 2016 winter tour, the pianist, who divides her time between the West Coast and Japan, set her sights and energies on her next recording project. “I finally had a chance to slow down, so I went to Catalina Island to be free. I love the ocean. Just to be able to hear the waves and watch the sunset is healing to me. Catalina Island is where most of the melodies on Journey To The Heart were born.”

A master storyteller, Keiko Matsui crafts passionate and emotive melodies along with lush harmonies and global rhythms to create timeless musical anthems.

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