Posts Tagged ‘Sumie Kaneko’

On Ensemble with Sumie Kaneko at the Getty Center

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

We had a great weekend of performances at the Getty Center for the Sounds of LA series with special guest Sumie Kaneko. The performances were free and reservations for tickets for both shows were sold out. Personally I couldn’t think of a better series to play for than “Sounds of LA”. I always feel like On Ensemble has a very Los Angeles sound. We are all about the particular mix of cultures and influences that happen here in SoCal. Where else would a taiko, throat singing, drum kit, koto, shamisen, vibraphone playing band seem so natural?

We brought out a special guest Sumie Kaneko from NY for this performance and it was really great performing with her. I had performed with her for a separate project in Houston but this was the first time she came to perform with On Ensemble and it was a perfect match. Sumie really adds a whole other layer of possibility and depth to our music and I’m really excited about working with her again in the future.

Lastly we’d like to give a shout out to Sabrina and Laurel for bringing us to the Getty Center. To Sarah, Caitlin and Tony for taking such good care of us and to Chris, Gus, Michael and Bill for making us sound and look great on stage! Thank you!

Also thank you to Kim, Ayano and Joe for volunteering and helping us sell merch! Kim also took these great photos of the performance and rehearsal. Thanks Kim!

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On Ensemble and Sumie Kaneko at the Getty Center

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

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On Ensemble’s next public performance will be at the Getty Center for their Sounds of LA series on February 8th and 9th. We’ll be bringing Sumie Kaneko an amazingly talented singer, songwriter, koto and shamisen player from NY out to Los Angeles for these two special performances. The best part? The concerts are FREE but reservations are required! The reservations are available from today so get your tickets soon!

On Ensemble + Sumie Kaneko
Sounds of LA
Saturday Feb 8th 7:00pm
Sunday Feb 9th 3:30pm
Getty Center
Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Reservations instructions and information available at:
http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/sounds_la.html

Shoji Kameda, Kaoru Watanabe and Sumie Kaneko Trio

Friday, September 13th, 2013

I will be in Houston performing with Kaoru Watanabe and Sumie Kaneko for a special trio performance this Saturday September 14th. The performance kicks off the Asia Society Presents 2013-14 season. Come check it out if you are in the area!

From Asia Society Presents website:
Kicking off our 2013-14 performing arts seasons are multi-instrumentalists Shoji Kameda and Kaoru Watanabe. These leading lights of Japanese music in the United States are known for infusing traditional taiko and flute with jazz and world music elements such as Central Asian throat singing. With music described as “completely original and brilliantly conceived,” they are at the forefront of young musicians who seamlessly bridge East and West, old and new. These sonic adventurers have invited virtuoso koto player Sumie Kaneko to join them for a not-to-be missed evening of music designed to complement the exhibition Universe Is Flux: The Art of Tawara Yūsaku.

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