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Hiromi Piano Solo

After a break of one year, Hiromi returns to the stage in the spring of 2019.

At only 39, Hiromi is already considered by all music critics as one of the greatest figures of jazz piano in the 21st century. A student of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she has played at the age of 17 with Chick Corea and the legendary Ahmad Jamal who took her under his wing. Over the years, she developed a personal style at the crossroads of several inspirations, through one musical genre to another, always respecting the tradition of jazz. She is known for her virtuosity and energy in both her music and her stage performances.

Since the release of "Another Mind", Hiromi's first album in 2003, the Japanese composer and pianist has electrified the audience by defying the conventional parameters of jazz and pushing the musicality and composition to a level of unprecedented complexity and sophistication.

The album "Another Mind" immediately made the buzz in North America. This success reached her homeland where the album was released and was named Jazz Album of the Year by the Japan Recording Industry Associations (RIAJ).

Her second recording "Brain" won the 2004 Horizon Music Prize for Surround, the Jazz Life Gold Album and the distinction of the best Japanese Jazz Album of the Year by HMV Japan. In 2006, Hiromi won the Best Jazz Performer Award at the Boston Music Awards.

In 2009, "Duo" by Chick Corea was released, a double-album recorded from a live concert in Tokyo alongside the pianist and her mentor, Chick Corea. She has also written on Stanley Clarke's "Jazz in the Garden" in 2009 and "Stanley Clarke Band", which won a Grammy Award for best contemporary jazz album.

A prolific artist, Hiromi released in 2014 her ninth album, "Alive" (Telarc), in trio with bassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, Michel Camilo, Chick Corea ...) and drummer Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, David Gilmore ... ) who have been following her since 2011 and who are considered "one of the most exciting current bands" by Downbeat Magazine. Once again, in "Alive", Simon Phillips' powerful and poetic game, accompanied by the fluid sound of Anthony Jackson, supports Hiromi's ingenious and passionate improvisations.

Hiromi released her 10th album "Spark" (Concord) in 2016, which presents the return of the Trio Project with bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips. This new album unveils once again the virtuoso talent of composer Hiromi backed by Jackson's fiercely fluid bass lines and Phillips' ability to be simultaneously rigorous and witty.

Hiromi tells that "playing with this trio is like an endless adventure, we always play as if it were our first and last show, we feel so much passion and love for music that I feel a spark at every show".

In 2019, Hiromi will be presenting her new project, in Piano solo this time. She will be touring in spring and November of 2019.

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