Annenberg Center Presents HiromiOctober 3, 2019
The Annenberg Center Presents Jazz Pianist Hiromi, October 12
New album Spectrum, releases October 4
(Philadelphia – October 3, 2019) —Fresh on the heels of her latest album release, the Annenberg Center presents the electrifying jazz pianist, Hiromi, Saturday, October 12 at 8 PM. Visit AnnenbergCenter.org for tickets. A pianist/composer known for expanding musical boundaries, Hiromi’s “dazzling, explosive keyboard abilities” (NPR) captivate audiences and critics alike. Spectrum, Hiromi’s first new solo piano recording in 10 years, releases October 4.
With a creative energy that encompasses and eclipses the boundaries of jazz, classical and pop parameters, pianist/composer Hiromi takes improvisation and composition to new heights of complexity and sophistication. Says Hiromi, “I don’t want to put a name on my music. Other people can put a name on what I do. It’s just the union of what I’ve been listening to and what I’ve been learning. It has some elements of classical music, it has some rock, it has some jazz, but I don’t need to give it a name.” In 2006, Hiromi won Best Jazz Act at the Boston Music Awards and the Guinness Jazz Festival’s Rising Star Award, and was named Jazzman of the Year and Pianist of the Year in Swing Journal’s Reader’s Poll for her 2006 release, Spiral. Hiromi’s first album release, Another Mind was a critical success in North America and Japan and received the Recording Industry Association of Japan’s (RIAJ) Jazz Album of the Year Award. Her second release, Brain, won the Horizon Award at the 2004 Surround Music Awards, Swing Journal’s New Star Award, Jazz Life’s Gold Album, HMV Japan’s Best Japanese Jazz Album, and the Japan Music Pen Club’s Japanese Artist Award (the JMPC is a classical/jazz journalists club). Hiromi was born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, where she started piano lessons, performed her first recital, and began writing music, all at the age of six. She moved to the United States in 1999 to attend the Berklee College of Music.
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