East Meets West Fusion - Koto Jazz by Chris Kenji Beer @ Stage 7 Pianos, Kirkland, Washington.

YouTube/ Sample Sounds

 Repercussions, original May 2018, partial recording on Soundclick:  https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/player.cfm?songID=13724087 and https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13724087.

 Tori No Yo Ni (“Like a Bird”), Live @ Grumpy D’s Coffeehouse, Ballard neighborhood in Seattle, Washington performed April 06, 2018:

 Wellspring, Live @ Grumpy D’s Coffeehouse, Ballard neighborhood in Seattle, Washington performed April 06, 2018:

 Snow Flurry, Live @ The DEN Coffeehouse & Cafe, Bothell, Washington performed December 16, 2017:

Tide Pools & Waves (Shiyodamari To Nami) (YouTube) – Tide Pools & Waves reached #4 in the “World music” category out of 80,000 songs on Soundclick.com.

Treble clef koto jazz by Chris Kenji Beer musical note. Windy Kansas Wheat Fields — Live Koto Jazz @ The Royal Room, south Seattle’s Columbia City, April 2017 (selected over 450 artist submissions for the 2017 “Representing the West” Exhibit, January-  March 2017, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo Colorado.

Treble clef koto jazz by Chris Kenji Beer musical note. Snow Blossoms— Live @ The Royal Room, south Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood,  April 2017 (also selected for the 2017 “Representing the West” Exhibit, January-  March 2017, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo Colorado).

My Kojo No Tsuki (Amazon Music) – My Kojo No Tsuki (Moon Over Ruined Castle) Live @ JAPAN FAIR, July 8 & 9, 2017 @ Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Washington.  This song reached #3 in the “New Age” category out of 13,500 songs on Soundclick.com.

Treble clef koto jazz by Chris Kenji Beer musical note. Whales Breeching – Live Koto Jazz & the “Dr. Seuss-a-phone” @ The Royal Room and at NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE – Whales Breeching is a live piece from the Kotojazz gang, a high energy song celebrating the splashing dance of “breeching whales” at the 2016 Folklife Festival.

  Moonlight Maple, “meta-morph senses” – @ The Royal Room & NW FOLKLIFE – a lot of variety in sound and genre in this CD of live recordings.

Pictured here I am performing live Koto Jazz at the annual Japanese Garden gala fundraiser held Friday, July 24, 2015 - 6:00 pm @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Location: Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112.
Pictured here I am performing live Koto Jazz at the annual Japanese Garden gala fundraiser held Friday, July 24, 2015 – 6:00 pm @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Location: Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112.

Treble clef koto jazz by Chris Kenji Beer musical note. Motto Midare, Live @ JAPAN FAIR, July 8 & 9, 2017 @ Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Washington.

40th Annual Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival by Chris Kenji Beer
40th Annual Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, Seattle Center by Chris Kenji Beer

Here are a series of Koto Jazz clips I play, including live piano performances on a Steinway grand piano or my digital Yamaha PSR-300:

The “Koto Jazz: Season Suite” CD is now available on YoutubeiTunes and Amazon Music at:

Treble clef koto jazz by Chris Kenji Beer musical note. Youtube- “metamorph senses”

 Apple iTunes- “Koto Jazz Season” and

Amazon: “Koto Jazz Season”

 Amazon Japan: “Koto Jazz Season Suite”

The following are a new songs I wrote (September – November 2014) which are posted on Amazon, SoundCloud, iTunes, & CDBaby.com:

Seascape

Odds & Endings

Gratitude

Mount Index Ice Caves

Come to the Fount

Endless Wheat Fields (rough)

Raindrops Falling from Trees (Ki Kara Amei No Shizuku) (rough)

Tide Pools & Waves (Shiyodamari to Nami)

My Kojo No Tsuki (My Moon Over Ruined Castle)

Aki No Hou (Toward Autumn Season)

Hummingbird Flies from Flower to Flower (Hatchidori Wa Hana Kara Hana e Tobu)

Chris on pianoThe following are short clips of my live performances on piano at the Royal Room, Columbia City (Seattle) and Stage 7 Pianos (Kirkland), part of the “Koto Jazz: Season Suite” album/CD. I play these music productions on a Steinway grand piano provided by Stage7Pianos, or a Yamaha PSR-300 (note these are rough samples):

Koi No Bori

Alpine Winds (storm) (live)

Tori No Yo Ni (Like A Bird) (Live)

Wandering Kabutomushi (rhinosaurus beetle)

    – by Kenji (short sample)

Other Instrumentals
(rough samples of Windham Hill & Silver Wave Records):

Ode To Joy, by Kenji

Pachelbel’s Canon in D Minor- by George Winston (short sample)

Moon- by George Winston (short sample)

Thanksgiving- by George Winston (short sample)

To Purchase the full tracks of any of this music and for additional short samples, BUY HERE.

Additional songs I play (partial list):

1) Snow Blossoms, by Kenji
2) Kubota Birds Water Dance, by Kenji
3) Native Earth Rumble, by Kenji
4) Tide Pools, by Kenji
5) Dancing in the Dark Forest, by Kenji
6) Haystack Horse Trot, by Kenji
7) Thanksgiving, by Peter Kater
8) Oristano Sojourn – Scott Cossu
9) Thanksgiving – George Winston
10) Moon – George Winston
11) Endless Horizon – Steve Haun
12) Phases of the 3 Moons – Andreas Vollenweider
13) Stella – Andreas Vollenweider
14) Going to Another Place – Manheim Steamroller
15) Cricket’s Wicket – O’skay/ O’Damhnail
16) Shadow Dance – Shadowfax
17) Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam, piano instrumental
18) Fragile – Sting, piano instrumental
19) Layla – Derek & The Dominos, end piano solo
20) Loretta and Desiree’s Bouquet- George Winston
21) Goodnight Irene – George Winston
22) Living Without You, George Winston
23) Ode To Joy, jazz rhythm style
24) Christmas Time is Here
25) Forever in Love – Kenny G

To Purchase any of this music or to listen to additional short samples, BUY HERE.

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A piano synthesis of Japanese Koto Jazz themes & nature inspired progressive jazz.

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