Touring May - November 2022. Book now!
Satoko Fujii and Natuski Tamura are now familiar faces around the European/British Jazz and Improv circuit they have plans for next Autumn. We're hopeful for assistance from the Japan Foundation but either way these dates will go ahead.To reserve your slot please contact me at email@example.com.
Pianist and composer, “an improviser of rumbling intensity and generous restraint” (Giovanni Russonello, New York Times), is one of the most original voices in jazz today. For more than 25 years, she has created a unique, personal music that spans many genres, blending jazz, contemporary classical, rock, and traditional Japanese music into an innovative synthesis instantly recognizable as hers alone.
A prolific composer for ensembles of all sizes and a performer who has appeared around the world, she was the recipient of a 2020 Instant Award in Improvised Music, in recognition of her “artistic intelligence, independence, and integrity.”
FOR ADDITIONAL PROJECTS, FURTHER DETAILS AND BOOKINGS:
Projects for Europe 2022:
Satoko Fujji with Natsuki Tamura
“Intuition and communication like that is rare.” – Adam Kinner, The Montreal Gazette
KAZE - Satoko Fujii with Natsuki Tamua, Peter Orins, Christian Pruvost
“…the rarely heard sound of two trumpets collaborating, interweaving and cross-talking is at the center of the group Kaze, whose penultimate set of the festival was also one of the high points of the overall program.” – Josef Woodard, DownBeat
SAN Trio - Satoko Fujii with Taiko Saito and Yuko Oshima
New project and possibility for World premiere
TOKYO Trio - Satoko Fujii with Takashi Sugawa and Ittetsu Takemura
“The music rattles the bones as often as it soothes the soul and no composer is more masterful at balancing and grounding those extremes…continually absorbing and unlike anything else.” – Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz
KAZE - Satoko Fujii with Natsuki Tamua, Peter Orins, Christian Pruvost featuring Ikue Mori
“…bold, uncompromising music.” – London Jazz News
Satoko Fujii with Joe Fonda
“…the results are jaw-dropping.” – Mike Greenblatt, The Classical Arts