february, 2020

sat22feb9:00 pm11:00 pmMai Sugimoto Trio at Elastic ArtsElastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave #208, Chicago, IL 60647, USA

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AIRMW present the Mai Sugimoto Trio with Avreeayl Ra and Tatsu Aoki

Mai Sugimoto is a saxophonist, composer, and active member of Chicago’s jazz and improvisational music scene. “A compelling performer” with “dry-champagne tone and lyrical lines” (Chicago Tribune), Sugimoto draws inspiration from her upbringing in Japan and her roots in jazz to compose and perform from her unique multicultural experience. Born/Raised, her debut album (Asian Improv Records, 2018), explores this cultural and musical binary, juxtaposing, among others, a jazz rendition of a Japanese children’s song alongside compositions inspired by the American jazz idiom. Sugimoto is also a core member of the quartet Hanami, whose two albums similarly mix Japanese culture into creative music. Mai has performed three times at the Chicago Jazz Festival: in 2015 with Hanami, in 2019 as a leader, and in 2018 with renowned bassist Tatsu Aoki, with whom she frequently plays, including appearances in his Fred Anderson Legacy Band.

 

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Time

(Saturday) 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

Elastic Arts

3429 W Diversey Ave #208, Chicago, IL 60647, USA

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