Mon, June 4th



Doors 7:00pm
Show 8:00pm
Advance Price $15
Door Price $15

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If available, more tickets are available at door

Born in Amakusa Island, Kumamoto, Japan, Yoshida now resides in New York City. Since studying at the University of Toronto, Yoshida 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, while Steve Gadd has been producing her musically.

Yoshida released her first album, Mitsue, in 1998, followed up by her second release, Marimba Phase, in 2003 under Monroe Street. In 2010 Mika also released a live DVD, Marimba Madness, which features Gadd, Gomez and Peter John Stoltzman on piano. Her latest album, Mikarimba (VideoArt Music, Japan 2010) was produced by drummer Steve Gadd and features bassist Eddie Gomez.

Yoshida has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel + Weill Halls, Tokyo (2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011), PASIC (2005, 2007), in addition to touring in cities around the world. She premired JohnWyre’s Moonlight for marimba and orchestra with the Kyushu Symphony, and Bill Douglas’s marimba concerto with the Kumamoto Symphony Orchestra. She was also guest soloist in the Kracow Philharmonic in Poland, and Szombathely Symphony Orchestra in Hungary.

Her arrangement and performance of “Tokyo/Vermont Counterpoint” appears on Steve Reich’s CD Triple Quartet (Nonesuch). Yoshida has also appeared on Richard Stoltzman’s CD Goldberg Variation (BMG Japan) and Jo Hisaishi’s Asian X.T.C. (Universal Japan).

This August, 2011, Yoshida celebrated sold-out recitals throughout the Blue Note Jazz clubs throughout Japan with her group, MIKARIMBA, featuring Yoshida on marimba, the legendary Steve Gadd on drums, Eddie Gomez on bass and the formidable pianist Stefan Karlsson.   

The Evening's Program:
Marika Groove by Chick Corea
Jubilation by Bill Douglas
Crazy Marimba by Michiru Oshima
Pavane by Ravel   
Marcos Valle Suite 
Beco by Marcos Valle 
And More...
Mika Stoltzman...........MARIMBA
Richard Stoltzman.......CLARINET  
Duke Gadd..................DRUM 
Teriver Cheung...........GUITER

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