Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Kashiwa’

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Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa knew he was destined to be a musician following his junior high introduction to woodwinds. His instincts were correct. He became known as one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings. Having established himself in the ‘90s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte’ in tours across the U.S. and abroad. In 2006, Jeff reunited with The Rippingtons for their 20th Anniversary Tour and continues to record and tour with the group as often as his busy schedule will allow. In addition to touring with The Sax Pack and his own group, Kashiwa has expanded his career to include the realm of music education, teaching various courses through the music program at Shoreline Community College in Seattle. Currently, Jeff is working on a new album.

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One of the main focus of the festival is to feature notable Asian American musicians who have succeeded in embracing jazz, an original American art form. They will also continue to showcase new and younger artists who deserve wider recognition.The festival is proud to provide opportunities to these Asian artists and showcase them with some of the more prominent artists and musicians today. This years event features saxmen Jeff kashiwa, Michael Paulo, and Austin Gatus our scholarship recipient. Hawaii’s piano legend Rene Paulo along with keyboardist Kimo Cornwell, Tateng Katindig, guitarists Kayta Mizuno, Fred Schreuders, Child Prodigy Drummer Vinnie Aguas, bassists David Inamine, Ben Sheppard, vocalist Kemaya Sherkan, award winning singer Terry Steele from Hiroshima, and from Hawaii Bruce Hamada and more TBA.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:30 PM

Aratani Theatre, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Jay Rowe’s 15th annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars benefit concert features:

Friday, May 05, 2017 – 8:00 pm:

Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Jeff Kashiwa and Will Donato

Saturday, May 06, 2017 – 8:00 pm:

Steve Oliver, Steve Cole, Chieli Minucci and Nelson Rangell

Parsons Complex, 70 W River St, Milford, Connecticut 06460

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Savannah, Hostess City of the South, will be the destination on December 30, 2016! Enjoy Savannah tours, intimate concerts, a year end gala, (You will have a great view of the fireworks) then ending with a New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch on January 1st aboard a climate controlled Savannah Riverboat!

Artists on these events are Nick Colionne, Jeff Kashiwa and Althea Rene.

The gala will take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah (Riverfront). The event will accommodate a max of 500 jazz friends!

Friday, December 30, 2017 – Sunday, January 01, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 W Bay St, Savannah, Georgia 3140

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The 5th annual In Concert for Cancer event features Jeff Kashiwa and Steve Cole to benefit Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 – 6:30 pm

Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, Washington 98033

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

Michael Franks
Peter White / Paul Taylor / Euge Groove
Elan Trotman / Althea René

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016

Jeffrey Osborne
The Rippingtons
BWB featuring Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun
Everette Harp
Paul Jackson, Jr.
Mindless Groove

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016

Dave Koz and David Sanborn: Side by Side
Michael Lington and Kenny Lattimore
Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Kim Waters
Stanley Jordan
Al Williams Jazz Society with Special Guest Richard “88 Fingers” Turner, Jr.

Rainbow Lagoon Park, E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, California 90802

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SOUTH, 600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130