If you liked the high energy of the JD Allen show last year, you will love Keigo and his trio's show.
Two seatings - 7:00pm and 9:15pm
Keigo Hirakawa is a jazz pianist with a unique sense of expressiveness and rhythm section interaction. Sought after for his willingness to be musically spontaneous on stage, he brings highly personal and energetic style of improvisation to ensembles. He distinguishes himself with his articulate use of harmonic and rhythmic vocabulary and his leadership style on the bandstand. Based in Midwest, Hirakawa can be heard throughout the US and internationally. He has appeared on stage alongside Donald Byrd, Joe Lovano, JD Allen, Duane Eubanks, Carla Cook, Bobby Lavell, Bob Moses, Allen Vizzutti, Eddie Bayard, and Richie Barshay. Trained in New York City and at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, he was a student of many world renowned jazz artists. He was the acting director of the Cornell University Jazz Ensembles in 2000-2001, during which time he welcomed Donald Byrd, Jimmy Heath, Wycliffe Gordon, Terell Stafford, Vincent Herring, and Joe Chambers onto the stage as guest soloists. He is a passionate clinician and educator, on faculty at the University of Dayton.