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Yayoi Ikawa's Roots & Groove Quartet

  • Greater Calvary Baptist Church 43-55 West 124th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Born in Tokyo, Japan, but raised musically in New York, pianist/composer/educator, Yayoi Ikawa is an experience in ingenuity and compassion. Being exposed to the diverse music scene in New York, Yayoi plays Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, Classical, African, and Caribbean music. Using music as a powerful communication tool, Yayoi strives to lift up humanity through understanding and encouraging herself and others. After a Nippon Crown release of “Angel Eyes” in 2004, she self-produced “Color of Dreams” displaying her original compositions. In 2008, Yayoi started “The Bridge Project” to create musical dialogue between different cultures. Yayoi has worked with Reggie Workman, Michael Carvin, Howard Johnson, Michal Urbaniak, Salim Washington, Emeline Michel, James Germain, Daniel Bernard Roumain, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, The Meditations, Kaissa, Blitz the Ambassador, St Paul Baptist Church in Montclair NJ, the International Jazz and the Dance Academy in Slovenia and more. Her musical activities can be seen on www.yayoiikawa.net

Featuring:

Yayoi Ikawa – piano/composition, Calvin Jones – bass, Colin Stranahan – drums, and  Emedin Rivera – percussion

1st set: 7pm - 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8:00pm - 8:45pm

House doors open at 6:30pm

Price: $20

Earlier Event: May 22
Melissa Slocum
Later Event: May 29
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