Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa, will perform songs from his past 10 solo cd’s including the latest release, Fly Away. He will be accompanied by, Coastal Access, an outstanding group of musicians from LA with whom he has been performing and recording for the past 30 years. The evening of Contemporary Jazz will be filled with infectious grooves, inspired melodies and heartfelt solos from this group of world-class musicians.
Kashiwa became known as one of the most compelling saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his two-decade tenure with The Rippingtons. He performed hundreds of shows all over the world and has appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings. Jeff has also appeared on two Grammy-Nominated CD’s; Acoustic Alchemy’s 2001 release, Aart and The Rippingtons 2009 release, Modern Art. To date, he’s released 10 solo CDs and continually records as a guest for many other artists.
Hear Jeff Kashiwa and Coastal Access at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley January 22nd and 23rd. Enter to win tickets for Openining night by Jan. 16th at 6:30pm.