By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Japanese jazz pianist and composer Keiko Matsui has traveled all over the world with her music, and recorded her latest CD/DVD set at the Ex Theater in Tokyo’s Roppongi district. But she told me that Seattle is actually her favorite place to play. “Seattle is my favorite city,” she […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The eleventh annual Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocalist Audition at Jazz Alley this spring, started simply, with a greeting from Mari M. Carpenter of the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association. The competition, with two separate divisions for High School and Adult vocalists, sends two winners, one in each division, to Seattle’s sister […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Japanese jazz pianist Keiko Matsui, a native of Tokyo, has traveled around the world for the past three decades, promoting her
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Despite what the naysayers may say, jazz isn’t dead. It’s alive, and it thrives both in Seattle and its sister city of 56 years, Kobe, Japan.
Keiko Matsui, a jazz fusion keyboardist and composer whose career spans three decades, played four shows for the Seattle’s Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley.