Piano Off-Stage

Ayako Shirasaki

Sun, 26.11.17.00

Grand Hotel National

Vergangenes Konzert


Piano-Festival

18.11.-26.11. 2017

 

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    Piano Off-Stage

    Ayako Shirasaki

    Blue notes are just as much part of the piano summit in Lucerne as Alberti bass figurations or the Neapolitan sixth. Jazz experts also perform: at Piano Off-Stage, the small but fine jazz festival within the festival. We have invited eight internationally acclaimed masters of improvisation who will enchant us late into the night with swing and boogie-woogie, tenderly dreamy or blazing and grooving performances, from Wednesday to Sunday. Their venue will be just where this art is shown to best advantage: in the atmospheric ambience of Lucerne’s bars and restaurants, in other words, “off stage.”

    Ayako Shirasaki

    Jazz also has its prodigies: Ayako Shirasaki was only a teenager when she won numerous competitions in her native Japan and began performing regularly in Tokyo’s jazz clubs. Afer her classical training, she transferred to Kenny Barron and Ted Rosenthal at the Manhattan School of Music, quickly making a name for herself in the New York scene, and she has played with such artists as Kenny Garrett, Lewis Nash, and John Benitez. She has also toured in Germany and Japan.
     

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