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Saturday, December 07, 2019, 18:30 - 21:00

It's Saturday Nite Live!

 

The Aya Takazawa Trio

 

If you think all jazz trumpeters are male, Aya Takazawa is out to prove you wrong. She started on piano when she was 5 but then took up the trumpet at 10 and never looked back. She graduated from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo and studied under Hitoshi Kumagai, at one time the principle trumpeter of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. While in college, she was a member of the New Tide Jazz Orchestra, a prizewinner in the Yamano Big Band Contest.
In recent years she was featured on a CD by the all-female Tokyo Brass Unit and in 2009 she played a trumpet solo at the commemoration ceremony of the United Nations Population Fund in New York. In addition to backing up a wide range of performers, she now leads her own small groups as well as playing in and promoting big bands. The Japanese magazines "Jazz Japan" and "Jazz Critic" have both called her one of the country's most promising trumpet players. If you come out to this week's SNL you will be able to say you heard her play when she was on her way up.

And remember, it's free. No cover charge. No music charge. You just can't beat SNL for an exciting, entertaining night out in Tokyo.

Coming Up!
December 14 NO SNL
December 21 Eiko Solaris & Bill Scholer
December 28 NO SNL

 

The Entertainment Committee

 

 

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