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MUSIC SHOW & TELL: Takako Hatanaka and Duo Romi Abe & Soli — 10/11
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents MUSIC SHOW & TELL: Takako Hatanaka and special guests Romi Abe and Soli on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15.
Hatanaka is a keyboard-based singer-songwriter who crafts thoughtful, melodic ballads in Japanese. The Duo Romi Abe and Soli will be performing Brazilian music.
Takako Hatanaka is a pianist, singer, composer/arranger, and piano/voice teacher. She has been performing as a jazz singer and recently has been more active as a solo performer (vocal, piano) of rather pop-style original compositions in Tokyo, Osaka and NY. She has an MA in Jazz Performance (voice) from Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. She has previously performed solo at CRS as well as with J-Pop/Soul Top 40 recording artist Asuca Hayashi and jazz pianist/vocalist Efacho Okeke.
Duo Romi Abe and Soli mix a variety of styles of Brazil’s most celebrated music: samba, baião and bossa-nova. The songs that they will be playing are all originals.
Soli – Vocal, Guitar
Romi Abe – Keyboard
Soli is a singer–song–writer/producer from Bahia, Brazil. He sings lyrics in both Portuguese and English on top of his guitar accompaniment, combining different rhythm patterns from Brazil including Baião. He loves to freely fuse many styles of music for lifting up the spirits.
*Baião is a traditional style of music in north-east Brazil.
Romi Abe is a pianist/composer from Japan. She’s performed in Japan and the US with various ensembles. She has also worked as producer/engineer in the music/recording industry. She hold a BA in Piano from Kunitachi College of Music and a MA in music composition from Queens College.
SHOW & TELL is a live music series providing a chamber-music like setting for the performance and discussion of mostly acoustic music, primarily of international origin. The series is also open to jazz, classical, and “new” music, and multi-dispclinary collaborations.
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October 201311 7:30 pm