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Jazz Pianist Ayako Shirasaki: Japan Tour Dates: April 2012
(Published: April 01, 2012)

Ayako Shirasaki presents her newest CD Falling Leaves-Live in Hamburg to her home audience all over Japan in April 2012.

Falling Leaves really garnered the attention of the media:

"Shirasaki is the complete package, possessing commanding technique that comes from a classical foundation but works in complete service of jazz, and she marries her heart and head with her hands throughout Falling Leaves-Live In Hamburg." --Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

"Shirasaki demonstrates substantial range... excellent concert..." -Don Lerman, Cadence

"Shirasaki's flawless navigation of Sonny Rollin's arduous "Airegin" is an attention grabber," -Mark Holston, JAZZIZ

The now New York, USA based Ayako Shirasaki is not moving back to Japan full time, as hoped for the fans by the Japan Times, but playing a tour giving the fans "improvisation at the highest level" as lately being put by a German Jazz Magazine.

Tour Dates

April 4-"NARU" Yoyogi, Tokyo-Ayako Shirasaki solo piano, 7:30pm

April 5-"Body & Soul" Minami Aoyama, Tokyo-trio with Yosuke Inoue (b), Junji Hirose (ds) , 8:00pm

April 6-"Strings" Kichijoji, Tokyo-trio with Yosuke Inoue (b), Junji Hirose (ds)

April 7-"Jazz club Bird" Hiroshima-duo with Sanae Kojima (vo), 8:00pm

April 8-"Okayama Renaiss Hall" Okayama-duo with Yosuke Inoue (vo), 7:00pm

April 9-"Mister Kelly's" Osaka-duo with Yosuke Inoue (vo), 7:30pm

April 11-"NARU" Yoyogi, Tokyo-duo with Nobuko Ariake (vibes), 7:30pm

April 12-"NARU" Ochanomizu, Tokyo-trio with Daiki Yasukagawa (b), Shingo Okudaira (ds), 7:30pm

April 14-"Sakuranbo" Shibasaki, Tokyo-trio with Daiki Yasukagawa (b), Shingo Okudaira (ds), 7:30pm

April 15-"Yamanaka Home Concert" Tama city, Tokyo-trio with Kengo Nakamura (b), Shingo Okudaira (ds), 7:00pm

More Information: http://www.ayakoshirasaki.com

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