Ayako Shirasaki - Solo - New York, NY - 09/04/2011 - Bar on Fifth - The Setai - USASep 4th, 2011 | By Jan Matthies | Category: Concert Calendar
Ayako Shirasaki Solo
Sunday, September 4, 2011
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, USA 10018
Ayako Shirasaki Solo Jazz Piano 8pm - 11pm
No Cover, One Drink Minimum
Jazz pianist and composer Ayako Shirasaki, a frequent finalist in major U.S. jazz piano competitions, has been sharing her dramatic improvisational approach with listeners worldwide for the past 10 years.
The German Jazz Magazine Jazzthetik about her 2009 tour: 'World class. Jazz improvisation at the highest level.'
"a highly enjoyable album by a new jazz star in the making.'
- Joel Roberts in AllAboutJazz-New York, September 2010
'To my ears, Ayako is fast on her way to becoming a leading jazz light and fresh voice in the crowded field of performing jazz piano stars.'
- Marc Myers, JazzWax.com, September 2010
a daily blog that features interviews with jazz legends and commentary on legendary jazz recordings. He also writes on jazz for the Wall Street Journal.
Recognized in her native Japan as a jazz prodigy (in the 5th grade she was already transcribing Bud Powell solos), Ayako Shirasaki has won many major prizes, including the prestigious Grand Prize at the Asakusa Jazz Competition.
Ayako's professional career began at the tender age of 12, when she began appearing regularly at the 'J' jazz club in Tokyo. Her extraordinary talent was soon recognized by the jazz media, and she was featured in Japan's leading jazz magazine Swing Journal.