Saiyuki Trio Create Exceptional Jazz With Traditional Instruments
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A five-time Latin Grammy winner, who picked up his latest in 2013 for the album Soy Flamenco, famed guitar master Tomatito brings his flamenco-jazz sextet to Lisner Auditorium. Known for his abundant stage charisma and impeccable musical technique -- not to mention his long, wavy locks -- Tomatito accompanied Camarón de la Isla for two decades until the legendary flamenco singer's death in 1992. The man born as José Fernández Torres has also collaborated with artists as varied as Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Chick Corea and more. Experience an artist the Miami Herald declared "one of Spain's greatest guitarists." Learn More
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- "Saiyuki used crisp, pointillistic motifs - virtuosic ones, in odd meters - to frame and spur spellbinding improvisations: billowing koto tremolos, fully melodic drumming, sitar-like guitar runs and hovering jazz chords, in a genuinely international music." --<em>New York Times</em>
- "[Saiyuki Trio]...an excellent distillation of different traditions, times and cultures into a coherent and consistently charming whole." --<em>The Jazz Mann</em>
- "[Nguyên Lê]...one of the most inventive guitarists/composers today." --<em>Rhythm Magazine</em>
Nguyên Lê (electric guitar and laptop)
Born in Paris to Vietnamese parents, guitarist Nguyên Lê embodies the exotic multi-cultural mosaic fueling the vibrant jazz and world music scenes flourishing today. His has collaborated with musicians who include: Ultramarine, l’O.N.J., Michel Portal, Ornette Coleman, Ray Charles, Peter Erskine, Vince Mendoza, Cheb Mami and Uri Caine. Awarded the "Django d'or" for guitar, Mr. Lê has produced over thirteen albums, including "Purple, Celebrating Jimi Hendrix" and his latest release "Saiyuki."
Prabhu Edouard (tablas and vocals)
Prabhu Edouard is one of few tabla specialists in Europe. Born in Trichy (India), Mr. Edouard studied with master Shankar Gosh in Calcutta and has performed with several masters, including Hariprasad Chaurasia, V.G. Jog, Lakshmi Shankar and Ashish Khan. He has lived in France since 1975 and has explored contemporary, jazz, classical and world music with the likes of David Liebman, Marc Ducret, Magic Malik, Didier Malherbe, Nawal, Kyffiz, Sri Hanuman, Mukta, Hati, Mario Laginha, El Hadj, Maurice Béjart, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Ragunath Manet, the Chemirami family and Jordi Savall.
Mieko Miyazaki (koto and vocals)
Mieko Miyazaki studied koto & shamisen at the Tokyo National University for Arts & Music. She has performed for the Emperor and Empress of Japan as well as numerous radio and television shows. In addition to the Saiyuki Trio, Ms. Miyazaki collaborates with "Koto2Evans," a jazz quartet plying Bill Evans music on Koto and "Voce Ventu," a polyphonic choir from Corsica. She has recorded more than ten albums.