Wednesday, March 30, 2016

USA/JAPAN: Shunzo Ohno @ Symphony Space Fri, April 1st 7pm

Shunzo Ohno, one of the most versatile and influential trumpeters in modern jazz, presents ReNew in concert on April 1st @ Symphony Space, NYC.
With ‘recovery to discovery’ in mind, ReNew, cd is a testament to those affected by disasters that have taken place throughout the world including the 2011 tsunami in Japan. ReNew embraces elements of the traditional jazz, hip hop, spoken word, and free jazz, woven together to create a tapestry of modern jazz that is distinctly Shunzo Ohno.

News: Shunzo Ohno presently in Northern Japan, visiting refugee centers, schools and families who are currently in the process of recovery, 5 years after the tsunami/earthquake and nuclear failure. His  last two cds are dedicated to people who are experiencing their greatest challenges in Northern Japan. Through his own process of recovery, Shunzo Ohno recognizes this experience has unlimited possibilities to uncover a powerful personal discovery and benefit our global humankind.

The ReNew Concert features bassist Mark Egan, drummer, Billy Kilson, tabla master, Ray Spiegel, pianist David Berkman and Shunzo Ohno on trumpet.

 Win a pair of free tickets to the April 1st Symphony Space concert or a ReNew cd    Winners announced March 28th.
The documentary short Never Defeated, the Shunzo Ohno Story will premiere and kick off the concert on April 1st..
"[Shunzo Ohno]... plays tight, crisply phrased lines with a stabbing rhythmic effect. Without the mute, his open tone has a broad, ringing sound that soars through high-powered driving lines..." The New York Times
Look for tidbits and sneak-peeks on “Never Defeated” and ReNew concert and contest: