タグ別アーカイブ: Mika Yoshida

Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida(5)

February 25.2017

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Mika Yoshida has been performing actively with the duo “The Stotlzmans on Clarinet and Marimba” with Richard Stoltzman.

They have been performing globally in New York, Boston, Austin, Buenos Aires, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Last year, they recorded a duo album with producer Stephen Epstein, and a performance DVD.

Producer Steven Epstein won a 17-time Grammy award.

Also they are launching  “Kickstarter Campaign” for producing new Marimba and Clarinet DUO album. Go here

Here is Mika Stoltzman talks  ”Marimba Journey” (日本語字幕).

Here is Richard Stoltzman plays “Bach Goldberg Variations”.

Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida(4)

February 24.2017

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Mika Stoltzman was born in 1964 ,in Amakusa Island, Kumamoto, Japan.

At the age of 27 she woke up as musician by meeting with the world famous percussionist Stomp Yamash’ta(ツトム・ヤマシタ) .

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When she was  30 year old she went abroad for study in New York.

So she met the global percussion ensemble group “NEXUS”.

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Photo by nexuspercussion.com/

Mika has devoted herself to marimba performance and musical studies under the strong influence of the “NEXUS.”

She is also studying Jazz privately with jazz vibe master, Mike Mainieri, in New York.

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Photo above of Mike Mainieri

Her first recording “Mikarimba” (2010) was produced by drummer Steve Gadd and features bassist Eddie Gomez.

In August, 2011, She held recitals at Blue Note Jazz clubs throughout Japan with her group, MIKARIMBA.

In 2012, she performed with Richard Stoltzman, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez and Mike Mainieri (vibraphone).

Mika and MIKARIMBA  made her second album, “If You Believe,”.

She assembled the members for her recording,Richard Stoltzman, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, John Tropea (guitar), Duke Gadd, and the Harlem String Quartet.

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Photo above of Mika and Richard Stoltzman and Yousui Inoue(井上陽水)://www.mikarimba-stoltzman.net/

Here is MIKA Marimba play “Jubilation”.

Here is MIKA Marimba play “Take The A Train”.

Here is Mikarimba Japan Tour 2014 play “Marika Groove”.

Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida(1)

February 21.2017

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Last week I joined Osaka jazz club (大阪ジャズ同好会) in Osaka.

Mr.Hori introduced some rare clarinetists at his program.

I heard a superb clarinet player Richard Stoltzman.

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After returning my home I looked into his background.

Richard Stoltzman is among the world’s leading clarinetists.

Also he is known for his wide classical repertory and for an interest in world, jazz, and popular music.

In private life he married a Japanese musician.

Her name is Mika Yoshida who is playing Marimba.

This week I want to post about Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida.

Here is Richard Stoltzman plays “Amazing grace”.

Here is Judy Collins & Richard Stoltzman play “Deep Peace”.

Here is  Mika and Richard Stoltzman plays Bill Douglas’s Irish Spirit for Clarinet and Marimba