@ Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ Center, Bay Area
July 9, 2022
07:00 PM - 11:00 pm
SAT, JUL 9
The Japanese-born, Los Angeles based pianist is a virtuosic star in the making, and debuts at SFJAZZ with a night of re-arranged standards, traditional Japanese folk melodies, and original compositions, backed by her sterling trio including bassist Del Atkins and drummer Bob Breton.
Beginning classical piano at age four in her hometown of Fukui, Mabuchi turned her interest to hip-hop and R&B as a teen, and eventually found her calling after hearing the jazz piano greats during her high school years. The young pianist relocated to Los Angeles in 2010 and released her Vista Records debut, Waves, the following year, followed by an album of original compositions, My Life, in 2014.
Since then, Mabuchi has toured extensively, performing at Disney Hall, the Segerstrom Center, and Washington DC’s Blues Alley, shared bills with a number of high profile artists including saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and continued to record regularly.
Her 2020 Vista Records album, YUKO, is a scintillating live session recorded at Los Angeles’ Vibrato Jazz Grill — an intimate venue owned by music legend and fellow Summer Sessions artist Herb Alpert, and she has recently released a pair of singles blending breezy melodies with Caribbean rhythms.
Saturday July 09, 2022
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm