Saskatchewan Jazz Festival: Hiromi: The Trio Project at Broadway Theatre
June 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Tuesday, April 12th.
Opener: Mark DeJong Trio
Japan has produced an impressive assemblage of jazz pianists, from Toshiko Akiyoshi and Makoto Ozone to Junko Onishi. And now, into the change of the 21st century, the pianist/composer Hiromi Uehara is the latest in that line of amazing musicians. Ever since the 2003 release of her debut album, Another Mind, Hiromi has electrified audiences and critics east and west, with a creative energy that encompasses and eclipses the boundaries of jazz, classical and pop parameters, taking improvisation and composition to new heights of complexity and sophistication. Her new album, Spark, her tenth as a leader, features her critically acclaimed Trio Project, consisting of contrabass guitarist Anthony Jackson (Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Judas Priest).