It was a gorgeous sunny day in the mid-60s in Cannon Beach, Oregon with no sign of the namesake of this inpiring annual arts festival. I featured my new CD, Digital Escapism, this Saturday, November 02, 11am – 1pm, at the local the popular Ecola Square; and at south Seattle’s Pho Hanoi Restaurant and Bar on Saturday, November 09, 2019.
I played a number of original titles, including:
- Dance of the Fireflies
- Lakeridge Springs
- Digital Amputation
- Escape from the Blues
Live video from the last piano performances in Cannon Beach and at Pho Hanoi Restaurant in South Seattle are being edited and will be posted to kotojazz.com by end of November.
Join Mark Goldberg and myself, Koto Jazz, for a relaxing evening of live music at the Mill Creek Newsroom, 800 164th Street, SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012; #425-361-1949.
Date: May 19, 2018, Saturday,
Time: 7-9 pm,
Who: popular local talent Mark Goldberg and Koto Jazz by Chris Kenji.
Venue: Mill Creek Newsroom Gelato and Coffee House, 800 164th Street, SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012; #425-361-1949. No cover.
RSVP here, https://www.facebook.com/events/2126666407565529/.
Playing at Grumpy D’s Coffee House in Ballard, where I lived in my 20s, is like coming home. The Cannon Beach Unveiling Arts Festival is coming up Saturday, May 05 where I play at Ecola Square, 1:45-3:45pm, Mill Creek Newsroom with Mark Goldberg and Koto Jazz May 19, 7-9pm, and then the Northwest Folklife Festival on May 27 at the Seattle Center’s CenterHouse Theater.
The NW Folklife schedule is here: https://2018northwestfolklifefestival.sched.com/event/EfnM/koto-jazz
Here are a few samples from that gig on April 06:
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:
This new CD mostly live production was crazy, experimental fun – anchored by a few George Winston covers, a touch of Narada/ Silver Wave- style new age, a koto jazz tune, and some “off the beaten path”, eclectic wacko improvisations . . . and you have a metamorphosis of the senses –