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Concert. Jazz on the Plaza: Eri Yamamoto Quartet

Published: July 9, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 July 17, 2024    12:30 PM-01:30 PM EDT

Address: 619 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 United States

Concert. Jazz on the Plaza: Eri Yamamoto Quartet

Announcing the return of the Jazz on the Plaza summer concert series at the outdoor plaza at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street in Manhattan! Concerts are free to attend, are held at 12:30 pm for one hour, and are sponsored by the Arts and Architecture Conservancy at Saint Peter’s, Grand Central Partnership, and BXP.

About Eri Yamamoto (piano/bandleader)

Since moving from Japan to the United States in 1995, Eri Yamamoto has established herself as one of jazz’s most original and compelling pianists and composers. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock has said, “My hat’s off to her...already she’s found her voice.” Eri has been sharing her uniquely lyrical and evocative music with listeners in New York City and throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Africa, Jamaica, and Australia with appearances in concerts and clubs and at major festivals. In 2018 Eri premiered the “Goshu Ondo Suite,” an extended work for chorus and her trio. The suite is based on a traditional circle dance song from Shiga, Japan, and draws on the music of many cultures, including Japanese folk music, American jazz, gospel, and blues, and even Congolese drum rhythms. The Suite’s live record won popular and critical acclaim, receiving 4-star reviews and being chosen among the top recordings of 2019. Eri has also been collaborating with such creative and celebrated musicians as William Parker, Daniel Carter, Hamid Drake, Federico Ughi, Yves Leveille, and Paul McCandless. She has performed in the U.S. and throughout the world with groups of Parker’s and has appeared on several of his recordings, including being featured on a solo piano CD of his compositions.

Time: 12:30-1:30 pm EST

Free!

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