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The keyboardist and composer's second release Brain (2004) quickly amassed a cache of awards as well, including being named Album of the Year in Swing Journal's 2005 Readers Poll. In 2006, Hiromi won Best Jazz Act at the Boston Music Awards and the Guinness Jazz Festival's Rising Star Award. She also claimed Jazzman of the Year, Pianist of the Year, and Album of the Year in Swing Journal Japan's Readers Poll for her 2006 release, Spiral. She continued her winning streak with Time Control (2007) and Beyond Standard (2008), both of which featured her super group Sonicbloom.
Hiromi's output in recent years has been extensive as well. In 2009, she appeared on Chick Corea's Duet, a two-disc live recording of a performance in Tokyo with pianist and mentor Chick Corea. She also appeared on bassist Stanley Clarkes Jazz in the Garden, a May release on Heads Up International. In addition, in June 2009 she simultaneously released two concert DVDs, both recorded in Tokyo: Hiromi Live in Concert (recorded in December 2005) and Hiromi's Sonicbloom Live in Concert (recorded in December 2007). She scaled back to the solo piano setting in 2010 with A Place to Be, a veritable musical travel journal of the many places around the world that have left an indelible impression on her creative sensibilities.
At 32 and with nearly a decade of tremendous accolades to her name, Hiromi stands at the threshold of limitless possibility, constantly drawing inspiration from virtually everyone and everything around her. Her list of influences, like her music itself, is boundless. "I love Bach, I love Oscar Peterson, I love Franz Liszt, I love Ahmad Jamal," she says. "I also love people like Sly and the Family Stone, Dream Theater, and King Crimson. Also, I'm so much inspired by sports players like Carl Lewis and Michael Jordan. Basically, I'm inspired by anyone who has big, big energy. They really come straight to my heart." But she won't, as a matter of principle, put labels on her music. She'll continue to follow whatever moves her, and leave the definitions to others. Fresh off the release of her latest album Voice (2011), a trio project featuring bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, Hiromi continues to forge her own musical path. We'd all do well to follow along.
Seating for concerts are on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately, incomplete parties cannot be seated. Some performances are only partially or even non-seated, so please arrive early and bring your printed confirmation and a valid ID to the venue. Doors open at 6:00PM for the 8:00PM show and 10:00PM for the 10:30PM show. Your name will be on a list at the door. All seating is cabaret style; you may be seated at a table with other guests.
The venue is handicap accessible. The club is open to all ages. Shorts or tank tops are not encouraged. Please call the box office at 212-997-4144 for additional information.
There is a $10 per person Food & Beverage minimum