Sunday, March 13, 2016

USA/JAPAN: Institute of Jazz Studies Presents The Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Quartet Wed., March 23rd 2:30-4 pm (free admission)

Institute of Jazz Studies Jazz Events 2016

Grammy-Nominated International Jazz Star To Headline Concert

Institute of Jazz Studies
to welcome NEA Jazz Master
and 14-time Grammy nominee Toshiko Akiyoshi
with Lew Tabackin

Rutgers-Newark, 15 Washington Street;
2:30-4 pm
(Free Admission)  
Wednesday, March 23, 2016:
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Quartet

Toshiko Akiyoshi’s recordings have received a total of 14 Grammy Award nominations. A perennial Down Beat poll winner, Toshiko has also received the Shijahosho (1999, from the Emperor of Japan); the Japan Foundation Award, Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosetta (2004, from the Emperor of Japan); and the Asahi Award (2005, from the Asahi Shimbun newspaper). In 2007, she was named an NEA Jazz Master, America’s most prestigious jazz honor.
In 2002 Toshiko retired her big band projects and returned to the piano, touring as a trio and sometimes a quartet with her husband, tenor saxophone/flute star Lew Tabackin.

For this performance Ms. Akiyoshi and Mr. Tabackin will be accompanied by Mark Taylor drums and Yasushi Nakamura, bass.

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For further information: 973-353-5595