Satoko Fujii in Chicago, New York, and Elsewhere

Satoko Fujii,Natsuki Tamura
Satoko Fujii,Natsuki Tamura (Photo credit: andynew)

From Satoko Fujii:

Internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Satoko Fujii – one of the most compelling voices in music today – performs at the Chicago Jazz Festival with her brand new Satoko Fujii Orchestra Chicago on Saturday, August 31. The passionate and adventurous performer is joined by Ernest Dawkins and Keefe Jackson, tenor saxophones; Dave Rempis, bari; Corey Wilkes, trumpet; Jeb Bishop, trombone; John McLean, guitar; Kent Kessler, bass; Michael Zerang, drums; plus her Japanese/French Quartet Kaze. They perform at 3:30 p.m. at the Von Freeman Pavilion of Millennium Park.

Other Chicago appearances include:

o Wednesday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m – Chicago Temple, Chicago
International French/Japanese Quartet Kaze plus Renee’ Baker, violin; David Boykin, sax; Dan Godston, trumpet.

o Friday, August 30 at 10 p.m. – Heaven Gallery, Chicago
Kaze plus Renee’ Baker, violin; David Boykin, sax; Dan Godston, trumpet.

Fujii also performs August 20 – 25 during a week-long residency featuring the pianist with 12 different bands, some of which are brand new, at John Zorn‘s NYC club The Stone; August 27 at The Spectrum in NYC. In addition, she’s touring with her French/Japanese quartet Kaze with performances September 1 at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland, ME; September 2 at the Lilypad, September 4 & 5 at Duende in Oakland, CA; September 7 at Guelph Jazz Festival and September 8 at La Sala Rossa in Montreal, Canada.