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Saturday, August 29, 2020, 18:30 - 21:00

It's Saturday Nite Live

Hiroyo Watanabe Trio with Chune


Hiroyo Watanabe : is a Japanese pianist and music creator. She is a composer, writer, arranger, keyboardist and vocalist. Jazz and Latin music are her main influences. Born in Tokyo, Hiroyo attended jazz schools, the AN School of Contemporary music, and Maser Haus to study music theory, piano, synthesizer, and computer programming. She has studied vocals with Michie Nakamaru, renowned opera singer Nathan Ingram, Claudia Friedlander in New York, and others. Hiroyo composes and arranges music for fellow artists and maintains a live performance schedule in the greater Tokyo area.
Chune : Learned the erhu as a Chinese Government scholarship student at the Chinese Traditional Instruments Department of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Actively performing and recording not only Chinese classical music but a variety of music including jazz, classical, and original compositions. Has attended the "World Heritage Torch-Run Concert" by UNESCO Artist for Peace, Missa Johnouchi, from 2013 to present. Member, China National Orchestra Society. Released the album "Pray" in 2011.Played erhu for the movie "ZEN," directed by Banmei Takahashi and music by Ryudo Uzaki, in 2008.
Recorded "Hayao Miyazaki's animation works played by Erhu" in 2008.
Hiroyo says "We create a colorful musical mixture of Asian and Western sounds based on original songs, including Jazz, Brazilian, Mexican, Chinese and – naturally-Japanese traditional songs.
It's music that is cozy but energizing, and good with wine!!"

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.

The Entertainment Committee

Coming Up!
September 5       Roger Sherrin & The Boso Boys
September 12     Philp Woo
September 19      NO SNL

Hiroyo WatanabeTakashi SatakeShin KawajiriChune



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