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2022 Summer!

Posted on May 2, 2022 at 6:10 PM

I had a roller coaster April!

It was such a great oppotunity that I was included for the new Tapestry show 'All the Notes are Already Here', It was special.


I will also perform for Tapestry Soul to Sole International Tap Festival on June 10 and 11 at Rollins Theatre Long Center Performing Arts.

And I started to join Chris Jones Quartet at Ichiro Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar in Georgetown Wolf Ranch on Fridays for pops night!

In May, Alex Coke and 35mm will be back in Central Market, and joining to Pamela Hart for Elephant Room and special event Women in Jazz celebration at Monks on Sunday May 29th! Please check all those details at my Gig pa

And JUNE!

I will perform broadway revue 'Sing Out!' at the most georguous Rose Theatre Jazz at the Lincoln Center on June 20th.

http://www.facebook.com/austinartistsproject/videos/667151107903310

now tickets are on sale here http://ticketing.jazz.org/13107/13108?_ga=2.127809416.425024507.1651005690-1052541410.1648743664  

Our rehearsal was filmed and interviews got on the news

 

 

http://app.criticalmention.com/app/?fbclid=IwAR0_KpRZSIO8jshyE0ECeRBGw5_aWYuaeIU08_fCstrEPt0ZGHnXIptejv8#clip/view/afdf37e8-3e9e-4647-84bf-30b6c43dd6ef?token=d9a481dd-d6f5-4f71-be00-8c869ac48286

I am excited to have such a HOT summer!

Thank you all for supporting us musicians and artists!!

Rich Harney Tribute at St.James Jazz Fest

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 5:40 PM

It was beautiful and heartaching night.

here is the link for the recording of the show

Elias Haslanger on Sax

Andre Hayward on Trombone

Eddy Hobizal on Piano

Ryan Hagler on bass

http://vimeo.com/646537988?ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR1Yb89NdbUUWDlEc4_3Nabn6pOQP7L5bOIkQ1L_1915Wvf0VFOC2mGy_IE


Rest of 2021

Posted on November 5, 2021 at 11:05 PM

2021 has been tricky as well as 2020, or even more....

Finally Elephant Room is continuously staying open, my regular Happy Hours came back.

And events and gigs are planned for rest of 2021. Cross fingers and get vaccinated!

Beside my regulars at Elephant Room, I will be at Central Marfket with David Chao and Alex Coke, Shore Raw bar & Grill with Floyd Domino, and I will come down to Boerne TX first time to join Mark Hernandez.

Special events also come up.

Rich Harney tribute show will be at 'Jazz at St. James' this year on Sunday November 13th.

35mm will be at Andrea Ariel Dance Company fundrasing house concert, collaborating 'Sound Painting' with dancers on Sunday November 14th.

Tapestry annual Jazz Nutcracker won't be coming back this year yet though we have a big collarorative show wirh various dancers and musicians in December. 'The Precious Present --- in Love & Light' at the Rollins Theatre Long Center Perfotming Arts.


All the informations are updated now in GIG page, please check it out and hopefully see yall in person!  

 


Big Success 'Sing Out!' and Elephant Room is BACK!

Posted on June 7, 2021 at 6:20 PM

Despite of the Thunderstorm condition, 'Sing Out!' turned out to the big success!

Weather was the worst until a few hours before downbeat, crews prepared outside festival stage with some fear of electrocution and damaging equipments with water, but

THEY DID IT!!  and

WE KILLED THE SHOW!!!!

We will travel to NYC next year to perform this show at the Rose Theatre Jazz at the Lincoln Center on June 21st 2022!!



And my first gig at Elephant Room just got booked on Sunday June 20th with Mitch Watkins Trio 9pm!

 

Its been more than 15 months since I played there last year!! Please come down!!


Sing Out! a Broadway Revue on June 3rd

Posted on May 18, 2021 at 7:55 PM



Sing Out!

Six Tony and Grammy award winners and nominees perform together some of Broadway’s most inspiring and life-affirming works. Sing Out! reimagines classic Broadway tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein and Sondheim to newer works from The Color Purple and Hadestown.

​Join us for an outdoor concert as Austin Artists Project in collaboration with Ground Floor Theatre brings this production to Austin June 3, 2021 at 8:00 PM.

Seating is by pods of up to 9 people... BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR.

PODS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

 

Tickets are pay what you can with a minimum of $25-- We recommend $150 per pod.

​Austin Artists Project will then take this show to The Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City in June 2022!


Almost re-opening 2021

Posted on May 13, 2021 at 8:45 PM

More than a year of pandemic is almost over, I am picking up some gigs.

Thank you for supporting me by donations, checking in with me, and sending me masks and presents.. I am really apprecited you all.

There are still many issues though I am very thankfull not to get Covid and got fully vaccinated.


I have a Broadway Musical Revue show is coming on June 3rd at Ground Floor Theatre outside, its called 'Sing Out!'.

Producer Mela Sarajane Daily, Austin Artist Project was featured on the magazine 'Austin Women" April issue.

here is the link http://issuu.com/austinwoman/docs/aw_apr_2021

ticket is here http://gft.ticketleap.com/sing



------- Six Tony and Grammy award winners and nominees perform together some of Broadway’s most inspiring and life-affirming works. Sing Out! reimagines classic Broadway tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein and Sondheim to newer works from The Color Purple and Hadestown.

​Join us for an outdoor concert as Austin Artists Project in collaboration with Ground Floor Theatre brings this production to Austin June 3, 2021 at 8:00 PM.

Seating is by pods of up to 9 people... BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR.

PODS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

 Tickets are pay what you can with a minimum of $25-- We recommend $150 per pod

​Austin Artists Project will then take this show to The Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City in June 2022!

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so, I will go to NYC to perform this show at Jazz at Lincoln Center June 21st 2022! I am very excited to start with such awesome news in 2021.




I also uploaded online concert videos at my video page I did while shutting down last year through Monks Jazz Club which just awarded as the Best virtual listening room of the Austin Chronicle pole 2020-21. please check out.

Mitch Watkins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02-i3Muxod0&t=445s&ab_channel=MonksJazzClub

Peggy Stern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlRxi4gP6og&t=5s&ab_channel=MonksJazzClub

Alex Coke http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1h6W1xUxBs&t=7s&ab_channel=MonksJazzClub



And whole through this school year, Austin Jazz Workshop delivered our 27th season 'John Coltrane' show through internet to AISD, RRISD, LISD schools. Big thanks for Michael Melinger who lead us and made this possible to more than 100 schools around Austin. 



And for last, one indie movie I played on 'A Swingin' Trio' (2011) just became available to watch on Youtube free movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWDc1cfwkI8&ab_channel=IndieRightsMoviesForFree

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

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)