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Piano Jazz D.C.
Year Nine

Reigning artists focus on innovation in modern jazz piano.

all concerts at 7:00 p.m.
produced by Burnett Thompson

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  An Evening with Japanese Pianist MAMIKO WATANABE
Monday, Sept 26, 2022 at Dacor Bacon House SEATED TICKETS

"Mamiko displays talents that make a listener smile with the pleasure of it all" The New York City Jazz Record

Mamiko Watanabe has receiving prizes from Downbeat Magazine and the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition. European and Asian tours followed, as well appearances with jazz greats including Joe Lovano, Kevin Mahogany and Bobby McFerrin. Mamiko has performed at most major venues in NYC and has been featured at jazz festivals worldwide, including the U.S., Israel and Asia.

Supported by the Embassy of Japan


  An Evening with Pianist SULLIVAN FORTNER
Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 at Decatur House Museum SEATED TICKETS

The GRAMMY Award-winning artist out of New Orleans received international praise as both key player and producer for his collaborative work on The Window alongside multi-GRAMMY winner, vocalist-composer Cecile McLorin Salvant. As a solo leader, he has released Moments Preserved (Decca, 2018) and Aria (Impulse!, 2015) to critical acclaim, and he’s only getting started. Now based in New York, Fortner has earned recognition in multiple DownBeat Critics Poll categories, winning first place in Rising Star Piano and Rising Star Jazz Artist. Collaborations include Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Diane Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nicholas Payton, and the late Roy Hargrove.


  An Evening with Pianist HYUNA PARK
Monday, March 6, 2023 at Decatur House Museum SEATED TICKETS

“Hyuna Park is a beautiful new voice on the piano. She plays with a feeling and maturity that is rare.” — Vincent Herring

The award winning jazz pianist Hyuna Park’s musical universe is deeply connected to the vibrant New York jazz tradition while embracing her Korean and classical roots. She is a winner of the International Women in Jazz (IWJ) and Jimmy Heath Awards. She has graced the stage with Grammy award-winners such as Linda Oh, Luis Bonilla, Michael Mossman and Vincent Herring, at the Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium, the United Nations, and Embassies and Cultural Centers throughout NYC. Hyuna's trio with bassist Myles Sloniker and drummer Peter Traunmueller has absorbed a variety of cross-cultural styles into their core jazz repertoire. Hyuna is a regular at many of the more prestigious jazz venues in New York City such as Smalls, Zinc bar, Iridium, Club Bonafide, The Metropolitan Room, and The Django.

pic   An Evening with Pianist LEO GENOVESE
Monday, May 6, 2023 at Decatur House Museum SEATED TICKETS

Argentine pianist Leonardo Genovese moved to Boston in 2001 where he started his career at Berklee College of Music with Danilo Perez, Joanne Brackeen and Frank Carlberg, among others. Leo has been constantly performing and recording with talented musicians such us George Garzone, Francisco Mela, Joe Lovano, Bob Gulloti, Phil Grenadier, Dave Santoro, Chris Cheek, Michael Janisch and Ben Monder. In 2004, he released his first solo album entitled Haikus II, on the Spanish label Fresh Sound Records. He performs regularly with the Esperanza Spalding Group, the Mike Tucker Quartet, Planet Safety (w/Bob Gullotti and Dave Zinno), Wayne Shorter Group and Jack Dejohnette.

"by refusing to privilege one historical style over another, he strengthens his claim as a polyglot". The New York Times

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