“I don’t want to put a name on my music. Other people can put a name on what I do.”—Hiromi
Japan has produced an impressive assemblage of jazz pianists, from Toshiko Akiyoshi to Makoto Ozone, and pianist/composer Hiromi is the latest in that line of amazing musicians. She has electrified audiences and critics east and west, with a creative energy that encompasses and eclipses the boundaries of jazz, classical, and pop parameters, taking improvisation and composition to new heights of complexity and sophistication.
Her latest album, the vivid solo piano outing Spectrum, offers a dazzling evocation of the vibrant array of colors and joyful spirit that imbues her music. This Berklee grad has recorded with Chick Corea and appeared on bassist Stanley Clarke’s Jazz in the Garden. She simultaneously released two concert DVDs: Hiromi Live in Concert and Hiromi’s Sonicbloom Live in Concert. Don’t miss out on witnessing the ever-evolving musical life of Hiromi.
Photo by Muga Miyahara