trio SONONI (西島芳, 市野元彦, 外山明)

2017 / 09 / 29 (Fri)
Live House:
Apollo - Shimokitazawa
Acoustic, Jazz
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hat money (for musicians 1000yen~), drink order, bar charge
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APOLLO Shimokitazawa
trio SONONI (西島芳, 市野元彦, 外山明)


trio SONONI  

西島芳 (pf, voice) 市野元彦 (gt) 外山明 (ds)


Introducing Kaori Nishijima

Pianist/Composer Kaori Nishijima performs and collaborates not only with various musicians, but with dancers, painters, ceramic artists and others. She has been based in Kobe Japan, since her first album was released in 1998.
She has been noticeable in her melodious picturesque compositions, sensitive piano touch rooted in classical music, and her instinctive vocals.
In 2012 she lived in Sweden for 1 year, and the atomosphere of Scandinavia gave her great inspiration, especially regarding in free improvisation.
During her stay in Sweden, she recorded her 7th leader album “White in Dark (DIW The Grace)” with Yasuhito Mori (contrabass) and Anders Kjellberg (drums) at Nilento Studio in Göteborg 2013. Also her composition was featured by Bohuslän Big Band, and she played as a special member in the Lina Nyberg Band.
In 2014 she returned to Sweden for several concerts, including performances with her recording members at Nefertiti. She also collaborated on a project with Göteborg Operans Danskompani.
In 2015 to 2016 she visited Sweden twice, and played with her special trio; with Josef Kallerdahl (contrabass) and Konrad Agnas (drums) at Stockholm Jazz Festival (2015) and Viva Las Palmas (2016), also with Linda Olah (voice), Monica Funck (painter),Yasuhito Mori and so on.
Her motivation and interest in music and art in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, and perspective on performing in these regions with local musicians and Japanese ‘home’ members continues to bloom.
She’s currently leading these projects.
“Trio-SONONI” with Motohiko Ichino (guitar) Akira Sotoyama (drums)
“Ensemble Shippolly” with Tsutomu Takei (clarinet, soprano sax, tenor sax), Yuki Nakayama  (trombone), Rabito Arimoto (trumpet, flugelhorn, bass clarinet).
“triogy” with Hiroshi Yoshiko (contrabass), Yoshinori Shiraishi (drums).
“KJS special trio”; Josef Kallerdahl (contrabass) and Konrad Agnas (drums).

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Live House

Live House:
B1 2-9-22 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku
Address (Japanese):
東京都世田谷区北沢2-9-22 EIKO下北沢ビル地下1階
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TEL: 090-2906-8082


Directions: Come out of Shimokitazawa Station (Odakyu line) SOUTH exit (Minami-guchi) and go LEFT (NOT toward McDonald's). That street ends shortly and you'll have to go RIGHT. Then take your first LEFT again, then your next RIGHT. Apollo will be on your right, it's in the basement level.


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