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Still Quarantine-ing --- enjoy G.G.concert and film

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 7:35 PM

G.G. was featured in a short documentary film directed/produced by Mr. Yuta Yamaguchi, and debuted at screening of SXSW 2017. Right after SXSW, this film was screened in Yokohama Japan when we toured in Japan 2017 spring, big thanks for Mr. Koichiro Azami, and everyone who supported us to make it happened. Then, I heard this film went around to film festivals. So this film has not been publicly posted anywhere yet!

Special thanks to Jasga Austin Ms. Kako Ito who kindly produced our CD release concert in Austin 2016!

--- concert video is here http://youtu.be/a_JV4U0ttOE

Takana Miyamoto piano, Noriko Ueda, bass

Thank you Elephant Room, Sarah Sharp for producing house concert, Evan Arredondo for bass rental, Soki Yoshida for coming from Japan to film us, Collin Shook for piano tuning, Daniel Flemming for sound, Eric Dorris for photo!

And thank you so much Yuta san!!

We wanna get back in Austin someday!

--- short documentary film 'Jazz Abroad' http://youtu.be/arCombdf9UU

2020 -- featured on KUTX 'Love Austin Music Month' and 'Tribeza'

Posted on March 21, 2020 at 4:40 PM

I am very so sorry not to update news like ....2years! Here we are now in 2020, everyone quarantined from Covit 19 now

2018, and 19 had passed with light speed, Sarah Sharp got listed on Starbucks play list of 2019 fall, her song 'Phoebe's Dream' and 'For Your Love' were lotated in all the Starbucks shops in US. I don't know how many Starbucks in US but like hundreds or a thousand? 

This year, started with tragedy, my Jazz at Noon pianist, great composer and my dear friend Rich Harney passed away suddenly, unexpectedly.

It still hasn't settled on my heart, I just can't believe it. But please rest in peace Rich, we are continued playing his tons of great compositions.


In February, I was featured in the video produced by KUTX 98.9 Austin TX with the Jitterbug Vipers, this was filmed early last year.



And, in March, I was included in the Tribeza magazine article of female drummers in Austin TX, too!

click here to read the article! http://tribeza.com/magazine-currentissue/


Now, we are all sealed at home at least until May 1st, when all the bars and restaurants reopen.

We just started streaming our shows from our home, like dozens of Austin local musicians, because of that Austin is the live music capital of the world, no live means no job, no income for us. Our patron organizatiin Black Fret started fundraising live stream show for us all.

Sarah Sharp got listed on last Thursday, we played in highly risk managed circumstance, outdoor stage of the Stoltz Garden.

please watch us here, we starts around 30 minutes from begining  http://www.facebook.com/BlackFret/videos/240192700484142/ 

And they are keep streaming for fundraising, keeping Austin as the Live music capital of the world. Please check thier website, watch how we are doing, become the Black Fret member!

http://blackfret.org/



Happy New Year 2018!

Posted on January 7, 2018 at 12:05 AM

Happy New Year y'all! 

yes, 2017 was very dramatic, and god speed. I had a couple of new recordings in fall, Sarah Sharp won Black Fret major grant and we played at Paramount Theatre for Black Fret Ball, it was a great night. She is nominated for Austin Music Poll 2017-18 with 2categories right now, please visit 

http://www.austinchronicle.com/vote-austin-music-awards/  for voting for her!

On the other hand, my 'Masumi and the Gentlemen's residency at Lamberts ended the end of 2017, it had been goin on 6 years. I am very grateful. Thanks y'all!!


summer is over

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 12:05 AM

After Lulu Fest, I am having a pretty mellow (HOT) summer. Yesterday was a big Eclipce day in US, now I feel like summer is almost over.

rest of 2017, I have 3 residence gigs.

every Tuesday

----- 6-8pm Sarah Sharp at Elephant Roomhttp://www.elephantroom.com/

                 Mitch Watkins (g), Pat Harris (b)

1st & 3rd Monday

----- 6-8pm Jitterbug Vipers at Elephant Roomhttp://www.elephantroom.com/

                 Bree Romeo (v), Greg Harkins (g/v), Francie Meaux Jeaux (b)

3rd Thursday

----- 9-11pm 35mm at Firehousehttp://www.firehousehostel.com/

                 Claude McCan (v/key), Fumihito Sugawara (g), Alan Uribe (b)

also long time regular gig Jitterbug Vipers on Wednesday, Masumi and Gentelmen on Thursday at Lamberts are still on, but too many Happy Hour 2nd stairs private parties replace us, so not much happening right now.

Please come down to say hi to me sometime!


LuluFest Austin

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 4:35 PM

I am so proud to get involved in this new Austin Music Festival!

LuluFest 2017

article about LuluFest on All About Jazz  

http://news.allaboutjazz.com/1st-annual-lulufest-presented-by-peggy-stern-in-austin-tx-june-3-features-women-led-bands.php

Saturday June 3, 2017 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704 

LuluFest Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/LuLuFestATX/

Ritenuto Foundation, Inc., in collaboration with the St. Edward’s University Music Department, is proud to announce its first annual Austin women-led band Festival: LuluFest, to be held on June 3rd, 2017, in the newly renovated Jones Auditorium, situated in the Ragsdale Center, on the St. Ed’s campus.

The focus of this one-day event (concerts and workshops) will be women bandleaders — both seasoned and up-and-coming, who are making their music the focus of their lives. The evening concert line-up is outstanding: trumpet virtuoso Ingrid Jensen and Helen Sung (world-class pianist) will be coming from New York City, guitarist Albanie Falletta (based in New Orleans), vocalist Susanna Sharpe, and vocalist Suzi Stern. The evening concludes with pianist Peggy Stern’s Estrella Salsa in a jam with all the players.

◤CONCERTS◥

5 PM: Albanie Falletta Trio, featuring Masumi Jones

6 PM: Susanna Sharpe Brazilian Quartet

7 PM: Ingrid Jensen Quartet

8 PM: Helen Sung Trio

9 PM: Estrella Salsa, featuring Suzi Stern, Joey Colarusso, Ingrid Jensen, Daniel Durham, Michael Longoria and Peggy Stern

◤WORKSHOPS◥

The workshops will focus on basic jazz improv skills, not only for students already into jazz, but also those who are classically trained and think they might enjoy improvisation.

The workshops will be instrument specific: Piano (Helen Sung); Trumpet (Ingrid Jensen); Vocals (Suzi Stern); Drums (Masumi Jones).

12-1:30 PM in the Carriage House (music building at St. Ed’s).

2-3:30PM: Masterclass will be held in Jones Auditorium, the building adjacent.

Get your tickets!

Ticket : http://lulu-fest.ticketleap.com/lulufest-2017/

G.G. Japan Tour 2017 --- Big Success! Huge Thanks!

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 9:10 PM

G.G. Japan Tour 2017、おかげさまで大盛況、皆さんに感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです!

水戸のガールトークさんでは去年のミニツアーに続き2度目の出演だったのですが、木曜日という平日にもかかわらず、たくさんの客様にお越しいただき、個人的には26年ぶりとなる中高時代のお友達にあえて、最高でした!演奏後はラジオの収録もあって名物のナポリタングラタン(?)を食べながらわいわいさせていただきました。

モーションブルーヨコハマも120人を超えるお客様にお越しいただき、幕間にはGGの映画(今年のSXSWでも上映された、GGオースティンツアー2016の際ヤマグチユウタ監督によって製作された短編ドキュメント)上映、アフターパーティー、飛び入りしてくださったTOKUさん、もう盛り上がりすぎました!

最後の大阪では今回のスペシャルゲストリュウミホちゃんがこられなかったので、満員のチャペルの中GGオリジナルピアノトリオのみのとてもスピリチュアルなコンサートとなりました。

どのコンサートもたくさんのお客様、スタッフの皆様、楽器を貸してくださったお友達、みなさんに感謝感謝です!ありがとうございました!また20年と待たずに日本ツアーができますように!


G.G. Official Japan Tour 2017 --- 4/20-23

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 2:50 PM

【G.G.日本ツアーのお知らせ・4/20~22・水戸、横浜、大阪】

4/20(木) @ 水戸 GIRL TALK

4/21(金) @ 横浜 Motion Blue

4/22(土) @ 大阪 ガーデンパレス

1995年、米ボストンで出逢った 宮本 貴奈(p)、植田 典子(b)、ジョーンズ 満寿美(ds)が、ジャズトリオ【G.G.】を結成。2015年に、待望のセカンドアルバム【Ruby Road】を発表。

海外で活躍するオリジナルメンバーの植田 典子(b)、ジョーンズ 満寿美(ds)が来日、G.G. Japan tourを行います。

水戸,横浜公演では、透明感ボイスの人気ボーカリスト、リュウ・ミホがゲスト参加。華やかな春のステージをお贈りします。

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4/20(木) @ 水戸 GIRL TALK

【G.G.】宮本 貴奈(p)、植田 典子(b)、ジョーンズ 満寿美(ds)、

    sp. guest リュウ・ミホ(vo)

茨城県水戸市白梅1-7−6 / 029-225-0050

http://www.girltalk.co.jp/


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4/21(金) @ 横浜 Motion Blue

【G.G.】宮本 貴奈(p)、植田 典子(b)、ジョーンズ 満寿美(ds)、

    sp. guest リュウ・ミホ(vo)

Open 18:00 / Start 19:00 M.C. ¥4,800

神奈川県横浜市中区新港1-1-2

赤レンガ倉庫2号館 / TEL :045-226-1919

詳細: http://twinmusic.co.jp/ja/detail-project.php?p_no=35

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4/22(土) @ 大阪 ガーデンパレス ディナーコンサート

【G.G.】 宮本 貴奈(p)、植田 典子(b)、ジョーンズ 満寿美(ds)

*ビュッフェスタイルのお食事付きライブです。

16:30 開場・17:00 開演・18:30 ビュッフェディナー

料金:6,000円(コンサート、ビュッフェディナー、フリードリンク、税金含む。*アルコールドリンクは各500円にて販売。)

会場 : 大阪 ガーデンパレス チャペル

大阪府大阪市淀川区西宮原1-3-35

(JR・地下鉄「新大阪駅」2号出入り口降りて左側より

シャトルバス乗車3分・15分毎運行)

ご予約・お問い合わせ:090-2040-0640(植田)

G.G. Live @ Motion Blue Yokohama ticket on Sale at Twin Music

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 11:20 PM

4/21(金)、G.G. が赤レンガ街のモーションブルー横浜に来ます!3人揃っての日本公演はなんとバークリー音大時代以来の20年ぶり。私の住むテキサスオースティンでのCDリリースツアー2016の映像を編集した私達G.G.の紹介ビデオがこのTwin Musicさんのチケット予約サイトでみれますので是非クリックして見てください、宜しくお願い致します!

http://twinmusic.co.jp/ja/detail-project.php?p_no=35


Happy New Year 2017

Posted on January 30, 2017 at 10:00 PM

I hope everything would be settled OK. It is really not so happy new year 2017 so far, I am afraid of what is going on in US under new president right now. I hope we can stay together with compassion, love, and peace whatever happens on us internationally. 

すべてが平穏に収まってくれればと思うのですが、残念ながら現在新しい米国大統領の下、頻発されている心無い大統領令によって、とてもおめでたいとはいえない新年を迎えています。世界を巻き込んでの大騒動に発展する恐れもありますが、どうか思いやり、隣人愛、平和を願う心でこの危機を乗り越えられればと願うばかりです。


Good news is G.G. will go to Japan all 3 of us together this time in this spring!! Please keep open Friday April 21!! We are going to perform at Motion Blue Yokohama with special guest Ryu Miho.

よいお知らせは、この春やっとG.G.3人そろっての日本ツアーが決まりました!!4月21日金曜日、横浜のモーションブルーに参りますので、ぜひぜひ聴きにいらしてください。チケット販売は2月20日より、追ってお知らせいたします。

詳細はウェブサイトより details on the website

http://www.motionblue.co.jp/artists/gg/



Austin got featured on JAL Skyword magazine!

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 12:00 AM

JAL (Japan Airline)'s original magazine on the plane 'Skyword Magazine' features interesting cities every monthly issue, and because they will start Austin-Japan direst flight sharing code with one of USA airline(sorry, I don't know which airline!), they featured Austin! And I had an interview with them a couple of month ago. Since this magazine is available to read only on the JAL airplane, I wasn't sure what's going on till one of my Japanese friend posted these pictures on Facebook, and said he found me on the magazine in JAL airplane on the trip!! Thanks for careful traveler!!

日本航空の機内誌9月号にオースティンの街が紹介されています。その中には私のインタビューも載せていただいているようなので、もしJAL に乗る予定のある方、ぜひ座席ポケットに入っているスカイワード誌をひらいてみてください!

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