Aya Sekine is a Japanese Jazz pianist who has been actively performing worldwide over the past 2 decades. As a performer, she is best known for her soulful and dynamic style of swinging Jazz and improvisations that is heavily influenced by the Bebop and straight-ahead era in the history, but her true uniqueness comes from the versatility to move across different genres of music, and her wide spectrum of collaborations with artists in Singapore and around the world.
Her recent work includes her own trio project “The Jazz Party” featuring the sought after young jazz practitioners Ben Poh (bass) and Ting Wei Yap (drums) at The Esplanade’s Jazz In July program, an audio-visual-movement performance with multi-disciplinary artist AnGie Seah at ArtScience Museum, and a commissioned composition project Pin品 for The Pipa Quartet at SOTA Concert Hall. She composes and performs as a member of Soul/Jazz group L.A.B (Listen And Believe), and a Soundpainting collective Erik Satay & The Kampong Arkestra led by Tim O’Dwyer. She also expands her collaborations to her homeland Japan, where she tours twice a year to improvise with as many artists as she can, at as many venues as possible to expand her capacity of artistic expressions.
La Montreux Jazz Academy arrive à lausanne !
Pour sa troisième édition, du 3 au 10 mars 2017, la Montreux Jazz Academy accueillera dix jeunes talents dans le quartier vibrant du Flon. Le public pourra profiter gratuitement de l’événement au travers de concerts, jam sessions et workshops en présence des mentors prestigieux de l’Academy : Yaron Herman (directeur musical), Trilok Gurtu, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Ziv Ravitz et Kurt Rosenwinkel.
Programme complet et billetterie sur www.mjaf.ch