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BLUE NOTE AND THE JAPAN FOUNDATION PRESENT: EAST MEETS WEST BRUNCH FT: YASUSHI NAKAMURA TRIO

2018-04-08
Showtime: 11:30AM
Doors Open at 10:30AM

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n/a $39.50





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East Meets West Brunch ft: Yasushi Nakamura Trio
FEATURING:
Donald Vega - Piano
Billy Drummond - Drums



Yasushi Nakamura:

One of the most commanding voices on bass today, Yasushi Nakamura is praised for imaginative, quicksilver bass lines that deepen the groove. His blend of guitar-like precision and gut-level blues has sparked collaborations with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Hank Jones, Dave Douglas, Steve Miller, etc. With his charismatic stage presence and artful, hard swinging melodic touch, Nakamura is a first-call performer capturing new audiences and fans around the world.

Born in Tokyo, Nakamura moved to the United States at age 9, and considers both places home. He began with clarinet and tenor saxophone, but his older brotherís study of guitar and drums drove him to pick up the bass. His love of rock and funk aside, the music of Charlie Parker, Ray Brown, Miles Davis were a potent influence on him. Nakamura received a BA in Jazz Performance from Berklee School of Music in 2000, and was awarded a full scholarship to The Juilliard School for his Artist Diploma in 2006. He credits Myron Walden as an early champion, and keeps close ties to Juilliard mentors Victor Goines, Wycliffe Gordon, and Carl Allen, all of whom maintain him in their bands.

In 2016, Nakamura release his first album "A Lifetime Treasure" and in 2017 he also released 2nd album "Hometown" from Atelier Sawano featuring Lawrence Fields, Bigyuki, and Clarence Penn which received album of the year 2017 in JazzLife magazine. In 2017, he'll touring and performing with Donald Vega, Ulysses Owens Jr, Joe Lovano/Dave Douglas Soundprints, Aaron Goldberg, Mark Whitfield, Monterey Allstars, Christian Sands, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Herring, and many more.

 

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