About the Event
Jazz Jammin Thursdays treats you to a night filled with Jazz music featuring multi-awarded Japanese Jazz Artist, Aisaku YokogawaI together with special guests: Yumi Kutsukawa, Jon Vera Perez, Zen Celdran, and Michele Fitzgerald on June 20, 2013.
Meet Aisaku YokogawaI, 25 year old full-blooded Japanese known for his ramen-eating commercial in Lucky Me! And Filipino covers such as Ikaw Pa Rin, Isang Mundo Isang Awit released under I&I Records and Universal Records. He has been active as a Jazz singer and OPM artist in the local music scene winning various awards such as Asian Star Entertainer Awards, People's Awards, Global Excellence Awards as ‘Outstanding Male Balladeer & Jazz Artist / Most Promising Host’.
Born and raised by Japanese parents, Aisaku is an amazing multi-lingual performer. Aside from singing in his native tongue, he never fails to surprise the audience as this sleepy-eyed lad dishes out OPM favorites in flawless Tagalog. Aisaku's talent as a performer is evident in his humor as a host and in his repertoire of Latin ditties translated into Tagalog known as "SALINAWIT", by no less than National Artist Pete Lacaba, and Japanese songs popularized by Ted Ito. Don’t miss this chance to see Aisaku’s live performance with his brand of music in a mix of ballad, jazz and bossa nova in different languages.
Accompanying him is Riki Gonzalez on Guitars, Ed Cariño on Bass, William Elazegui on Drums, Laura Austria on vocals and congas, with special performances from guest artists and friends of Aisaku.
Featured guest artists are ? YUMI KUTSUKAWA, a 22 year old Filipino with Russian and Japanese descent known with her jazz-gifted vocals. Awarded Global Excellence Awards as “Outstanding Young Pop Jazz Vocalist”, be prepared to see one of the freshest jazz talents in the country; - John Vera Perez, international singer-pianist, composer, and music producer who is back from United States after directing over 30 major shows, theatre /orchestra (Graduated New England Conservatory of Music) and making it to the top 40 out of 75,000 in NBC's America’s Got Talent; - Zen Celdran, seasoned jazz artist with her trademark of a husky and enchanting voice so to lighten up the evening; - together with Michelle Fitzgerald jazz singer/pianist to surprise us with her exquisite performance of jazz standards. A must catch to see these live performance in a row.
There will be a live jamming on the third set as they have surprise guests and artists from the local jazz scene. If you are currently in Philippines, don’t miss this one! Let’s all have an intimate night of jazz together with Aisaku and his friends! Arigato Gozaimasu!
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