TAKAKO UEMURA w/ Hiro Morozumi in "Virtual" Concert on Mon., May 18th 12:30PM (free)

Music Mondays: Cheer up w/ "Virtual" Concert - 12:30PM (PT) (25min) via JFLA Facebook LIVE! Image may contain: Takako Uemura

We want to bring some cheer to your lives by music!  
JFLA presents live music performances via JFLA Facebook LIVE! Every Monday at 12:30pm, talented performers will play their repertoire dedicated specially to you. Just go to JFLA's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JFLALC). 
Let’s start a new week with some uplifting music at home! 
Just go to Japan Foundation's Facebook page.
You don't need to have a Facebook account. Click the link above. If the live video doesn't show up, click "videos" on the menu bar.)
*If you miss it, you can find it later on our FB or our YouTube channel.
Jazzu Vocalist Takako w/ keyboard accompanist Hiro
May 18: Takako Uemura (Jazz vocal)
Takako brings warm, happy & nostalgic sound to you. She creates (J)azz standards and old Japanese folk songs to relive and tell a story. Takako was born and raised on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Her singing career started on this island & continued at the Yamaha Music Academy in Sapporo. Later, she discovered the art of (J)azz transitioning from the world of Japanese pop songs to the universal language of (J)azz standards. Since coming to Los Angeles, Takako has performed on a variety of studio recording projects & live performances. She has worked w/ some of the finest musicians in the world such as Russell Ferrante, Tamir Hendelman, Otamaro Ruis, Tony Dumas, Ralph Penland, Alex Cline & Peter Erskine among others to bring audiences a wonderful & unique sound that evokes a nostalgic blend of exotic worldliness. Takako's debut CD " Common Ground " was released on February 2010 produced by world renowned drummer Peter Erskine. 
Having studied under scholarship in the renowned University of North Texas (J)azz program, Hiro has won many awards including the 3rd place in the Montreux Jazz Festival piano competition, Henry Mancini Institute scholarship, Down Beat magazine Best Extended-Composition award & Keyboard Magazine "Unsigned Artist of the Month" award. He has worked on stage w/ artists such as Duke Ellington Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Tommy Campbell, Paul Jackson, Kana Uemura and Maki Oguro. He has released two solo albums & produces background music for the Japanese Seven Eleven chain.
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles offers a "Music Mondays" program every Monday!
Check the schedule as follows.
(You can see the past live performances below by clicking the underlined names)
April 20: MIKE PENNY (Tsugaru Shamisen)
April 27: EIEN HUNTER-ISHIKAWA (Taiko, Shinobue, and Percussion)
May 18: TAKAKO UEMURA (Jazz Vocal)
May 25: DAVID NEPTUNE (Percussion)
More details about the program:

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