Ayako Shirasaki presents her newest CD Falling LeavesLive in Hamburg to her home audience all over Japan in April 2012.
Falling Leaves really garnered the attention of the media:
Shirasaki is the complete package, possessing commanding technique that comes from a classical foundation but works in complete service of jazz, and she marries her heart and head with her hands throughout Falling LeavesLive In Hamburg." -Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
Shirasaki demonstrates substantial range... excellent concert..." Don Lerman, Cadence
Shirasaki's flawless navigation of Sonny Rollin's arduous Airegin" is an attention grabber," Mark Holston, JAZZIZ
The now New York, USA based Ayako Shirasaki is not moving back to Japan full time, as hoped for the fans by the Japan Times, but playing a tour giving the fans improvisation at the highest level" as lately being put by a German Jazz Magazine.
April 4"NARU" Yoyogi, TokyoAyako Shirasaki solo piano, 7:30pm
April 5"Body & Soul" Minami Aoyama, Tokyotrio with Yosuke Inoue (b), Junji Hirose (ds) , 8:00pm
April 6"Strings" Kichijoji, Tokyotrio with Yosuke Inoue (b), Junji Hirose (ds)
April 7"Jazz club Bird" Hiroshimaduo with Sanae Kojima (vo), 8:00pm
April 8"Okayama Renaiss Hall" Okayamaduo with Yosuke Inoue (vo), 7:00pm
April 9"Mister Kelly's" Osakaduo with Yosuke Inoue (vo), 7:30pm
April 11"NARU" Yoyogi, Tokyoduo with Nobuko Ariake (vibes), 7:30pm
April 12"NARU" Ochanomizu, Tokyotrio with Daiki Yasukagawa (b), Shingo Okudaira (ds), 7:30pm
April 14"Sakuranbo" Shibasaki, Tokyotrio with Daiki Yasukagawa (b), Shingo Okudaira (ds), 7:30pm
April 15"Yamanaka Home Concert" Tama city, Tokyotrio with Kengo Nakamura (b), Shingo Okudaira (ds), 7:00pm
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