Friday, May 30 2014

Erena Terakubo

Friday, May 30
Set starts at 6 PM. Free Event


Erena Terakubo was born in Sapporo, Japan in 1992. She began playing the alto saxophone at the age of nine. Between the ages of 10 and 15, she participated in the Sapporo Junior Jazz Orchestra, where she had the opportunity to have jazz clinics with musicians including Herbie Hancock and Tiger Okoshi. Terakubo later attended the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, where she was rewarded a full-tuition scholarship and was selected for the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop with Terri Lyne Carrington.


In 2010, she recorded her first album, "North Bird" with Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, Lee Pearson, and Peter Bernstein. The album was released in Japan by Japanese major record label King, reached no. 1 on the Japanese jazz charts, and was awarded Swing Journal's Gold Disc. Later that year, she performed with Ron Carter, Omar Hakim, and Will Boulware as part of the Tokyo Jazz Festival.


In 2011, Terakubo recorded her second album, "New York Attitude" with Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lee Pearson, and Dominick Farinacci, and she was chosen as one of just six Presidential Scholars from across the world to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston.


Her concert appearances have included Tokyo Jazz Festival, Sapporo City Jazz Festival, Jazz Week Osaka 2010 (with Michel Camilo Trio), Nagoya Jazz Festival (with Yosuke Yamashita), Kitara Hall (with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra), and D.C. Jazz Festival 2012. She has been fortunate to work with such musicians as Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Cobb, and Anthony Jackson. Terakubo has been selected to perform this summer at the Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, as part of Bill Cosby's portion of the program.


In 2013, her long-awaited third album “Burkina” with Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lenny White & Jimmy Cobb set a high valuation on her ability.


Erena Terakubo, alto sax
Donald Vega, piano
Yasushi Nakamura, bass

Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet

Friday, May 30
Tasting at 7 PM. Set at 8:00PM


Tickets: $20 in Advance | $30 at the door

"On his sharp new album, Nuevo Mundo, trumpeter Gabriel Alegría teases out affinities between modern jazz and the African-influenced coastal music of his native Peru."     –The New York Times


“ A highly sympatico blend of North American improv and South American beats.” –The Wall Street Journal


“A fascinating glimpse into how jazz is fusing with regional music around the world”   – LA Weekly


“Alegria’s debut CD, Nuevo Mundo, highlights the trumpeter’s original compositions-- pieces full of color and drive, reflecting an immersion in the black music of Peru’s coastal regions.”   – Time Out New York


“The Afro-Peruvian Sextet is writing a new chapter in the history of Latin Jazz”  –Rifftides


“Trumpeter Gabriel Alegria stands poised to introduce Afro-Peruvian Jazz to the world.” –All About Jazz


“Deeply funky 12/8 rhythm!” –Hartford Advocate


“Peruvian trumpeter Gabriel Alegría champions Afro-Peruvian music.  The hip asymmetrical bass line ofAlegría’s El Norte is goaded by wonderful hand percussion and stickmanship on cajita from Hugo Alcázar and  Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón.”   – DOWNBEAT Magazine (2008)


“The group sounds ecstatic. Feeling and knowledge comes through.” –DOWNBEAT Magazine (2010)


“An Inspiring Mixture of Jazz and Afro-Peruvian Music.  As more people hear Alegria’s honest blend of styles, they will definitely be looking for its inclusion into their future musical landscape.”   –The Latin Jazz Corner (2008)


“The sextet gels at every turn, crackling with interactive energy.” --The Latin Jazz Corner (2010)


"Nuevo Mundo is a luxurious recording, an album that is a must reference. This recording reveals with  intensity the powerful African influence on Peruvian music.”  –La República


“Nuevo Mundo should be the catalyst that marks the start of Afro-Peruvian jazz music's flight to the  international stage.” --El Comercio


“Exotica to the max and righteous throughout.” –Midwest Record


“Every once in awhile there comes a musician who, when playing his or her chosen instrument, seems to carry  within a vital life-force that is irrepressible. Nuevo Mundo, abounding in energy and innovation could very well  be one of the most memorable musical testaments to the meeting of jazz and its seeming alter-ego AfroPeruvian music.”  --Latin Jazz Network


Yacouba Sissoko w/ Siya

Friday, May 30
9:30 PM, 11 PM, 12:30 AM
Yacouba is in demand as one of the best kora players in the world, playing with jazz, Latin and R&B bands as well as traditional African songs. In addition to performing as a soloist and with his band SIYA, he has toured with a variety of well-known artists such as Regina Carter, Baaba Maal, Rachel Brown, Kavita Shah, Kakande and Roberto Fonseca. Yacouba has also recorded with Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, Abdoulaye Diabate and Ami Koita.
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