Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Quincy Jones presents Ai Kuwabara in LA, Sept. 8

Back on the grind after Labor Day! Take a break and hang with us next Thursday night when Japanese jazz phenom and award-winning pianist, Ai Kuwabara, returns to the States for a one night appearance @ the Blue Whale, September 8th, an event presented by Quincy Jones Productions.

Named a "genius," by AERA magazine, she has won the Montreux Jazz Solo piano competition in Kawasaki, and has released 4 albums by the age of 24. With music described as a blend of edgy, funk, and urban contemporary styles--she's got the vibe!
"Ai Kuwabara is one of the bright new rising stars in Japanese jazz," - Japan Times
"With speed and seeming ease, she can remind you of Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Chick Corea, often at the same time," - The Denver Post
"...interesting, engaging, exciting music. On the edge, just a touch," - KUVO Jazz
"Her music is stately, solid, and inspiring," - Nikkei Review
"..sublime," - The Northern Light

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