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Satoko Fujii

pianist, composer


by Stefan Postius


Happy New Year to all!!
Wish the whole world a peaceful new year 2015.

I had great year 2014. Thank you so much to everyone making them happen and also making music with me. The followings are some of the projects in 2014.

In January, finally I have formed Fujii Orchestra Berlin and had a concert and a recording with Matthias Schubert, Gebhard Ullmann, Paulina Owczarek, Natsuki Tamura, Richard Koch, Nikolaus Neuser, Matthias Müller, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Jan Roder, Michael Griener, and Peter Orins. I am planning to put debut CD, gIchigo Ichieh out in spring, 2015.

In February and March, I toured in Japan and in the end of March, I have got a chance to perform with le grand orchestra de Muzzix in France. It was a great experience to make music with 28 musicians, Jean-Baptiste Rubin, Sakina Abdou, Julien Favreuille, Vincent Debaets, Martin Hackett,
Christian Pruvost, Christophe Motury, Natsuki Tamura,  Samuel Carpentier, Claude Colpaert,  Maxime Morel,  Stefan Orins, Barbara Dang, Martin Granger, Yanik Miossec, Ivann Cruz, Sébastien Beaumont, David Bausseron, Philippe Lenglet,  Antoine Rousseau, Nicolas Mahieux, Christophe Hache,  Peter Orins, and Nicolas Chachignot. We will be performing again on May 12, 2015.
http://muzzix.info/Le-Grand-Orchestre-de-Muzzix-681

In April, I have performed at Lublin Jazz Festival and formed Fujii orchestra Lublin with Gerard Lebik, Ray Dickaty, Paulina Owczarek, Natsuki Tamura, Artur Majewski, Piotr Damasiewicz, Matthias Mahler, Kazuhisa Uchihashi,   Ksawery Wójciński, Michael Griener, and Peter Orins.
http://lublinjazz.pl/en/galerie/vi-lublin-jazz-festival-fot-wojtek-kornet-robert-pranagal/

In June, Fujii New Trio + one, with Natsuki Tamura, Todd Nicholson and Takashi Itani had our first America-Canada tour. The band now has new name, Tobira. We also recorded our second album in NYC. I am planning to release it in spring 2015.
In this tour, I have got a chance to form the orchestra Oakland, CA with Aaron Bennett, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Theodore Padouvas, Ian Carey, Natsuki Tamura, Clifford Childers, John Shiurba, Todd Nicholson, Jordan Glenn, and Takashi Itani.

In July and August, Kaze performed at Festival DfAltitude, Jazz A Luz, Luz-Saint-Sauveur, France and Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Austria.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bmyr0xremA&sns=fb

In September, I was in UK for the performance with Natsuki Tamura and John Russell and also for Tom Bancroft project with Una MacGlone.  And then Natsuki and I went to the states to perform at Angel City Jazz Festival, Los Angels. From the states we went to Korea for Kazefs Korea-Japan tour. I also set up live recording concert of my Tokyo orchestra with Kaze, Sachi Hayasaka, Kunihiro Izumi, Kenichi Matsumoto, Masaya Kimura, Ryuichi Yoshida, Christian Pruvost, Natsuki Tamura, Yoshihito Fukumoto, Takao Watanabe, Haguregumo Nagamatsu, Yasuyuki Takahashi, Toshihiro Koike, Toshiki Nagata, Akira Horikoshi, and Peter Orins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lINYavPukSI&feature=youtu.be

In October, Hakidame ni Tsuru, Mizuki Wildenhahn, Natsuki Tamura, Yasuhiro Usui, and Takaaki Masuko had second Japan tour.
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=382894755197030

In November, Kaze had Germany-Czech-Poland tour. And I have got a chance to perform with Bunker Ulmenwall Orchestra, Luise Volkmann, Paul-Jumaa Dohna, Sebastian Büscher, Volker Winck, Andreas Kaling, Natsuki Tamura, Robin Stüwe, Benny Meinert, Matthias Muche, Stephan Schulze, Joel Köhn, Willem Schulz, Lukas Wilmsmeyer, Matthias Klause-Gauster, Kevin Hemkemeier, Karl Godejohann, and Juri Beier.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007938828078&sk=photos&collection_token=100007938828078%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.1499052990369314.1073741832.100007938828078&type=3

In December, Kaze had performed at Radio France and Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris. We also had a recording session in Paris. We are hoping to release our third CD in spring, 2015.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2cnvlb_quartet-kaze_music

I also had two piano concert in Brussels with Myra Melford.
My last concert in 2014 was Christmas concert in Bielefeld with Bunker Ulmenwall Orchestra.

 





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suika@krc.biglobe.ne.jp
http://www.librarecords.com
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http://www.satokofujii.com


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