Archive for November 3, 2015


Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm
& New Year’s Allstar Jam-Session on Dec. 31, 2015 at midnight

Everette Harp began to play the piano as a toddler and at the tender age of 4 he discovered the saxophone. As his father was a minister and his mother a pianist and organist, his first love was gospel music. Jazz he discovered in high school and later he studied music. For a time he played in local Houston bands, but moved to Los Angeles in 1988. Soon he toured with Teena Marie and Anita Baker. In 1990, George Duke, Harps idol and later his friend and mentor, signed him to a production deal, through Capitol Records, and two years later Everette got a solo deal with Blue Note Records. His first album, produced by Duke, was a great success. Soon after, Harp appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival. He had got the ball rolling, appeared in television shows and also had the distinct pleasure of sharing the stage with newly inaugurated President Bill Clinton. The list, enclosing the celebrities he has already performed with, seems endlessly: Chaka Khan, Kenny Loggins, Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, Joe Sample, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Dionne Warwick, The Pointer Sisters, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Patti Labelle, Luther Vandross and and and. AND: This list also encloses European (Eros Ramazzotti) and German celebrities (Peter Maffay): With Ramazotti, he toured the world in 2009 and 2013 and with Maffay he has been touring and recording with since 2014.

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package:
1 night (Dec. 29/30, 2015) incl. transfer hotel-theater & 2 concerts:from 157,00 Euro per person in a double room

1 night (Dec. 31, 2015) incl. transfer hotel-theater & 2 concerts:from 228,00 Euro per person in a double roomfrom

3 nights (Dec. 29, 2015 to Jan 1, 2016) incl. NYE menu, transfer hotel-theater & all concerts:from 557,00 Euro per person in a double room


Celebrating over 25 years of critically acclaimed recordings and world tours, pianist and composer Keiko Matsui is creating a new framework for her signature melodies by inviting acclaimed Cuban Jazz musicians Carlitos del Puerto and Jimmy Branly to collaborate with her on a new trio concept. On her recent tour of Japan, this acoustic driven presentation garnered rave reviews.

The Aratani Theatre is thrilled to debut its “Acoustic at the Aratani” series with Keiko’s newest presentation for the first time in the U.S., and the trio will be joined on stage with special guest Cameron Stone on cello. “Acoustic at the Aratani” promises to be an intimate and revealing interpretation of Keiko’s music and improvisational skills. This will also be the first acoustic jazz performance on the theatre’s state-of-the-art Bose® RoomMatch® sound system.

“The audience will be treated to an exceptional audio experience,” said Keiko. “It’s the perfect venue to see and hear the marvelous dynamics this acoustic trio can create.”

Friday, December 04, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Japanese American Cultural & Comm Ctr, 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, California 90012