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“SHOTA 12” BIG BAND

“Shota 12” is a newly launched 12-piece Jazz ensemble lead by Shota Li, Japan-born pianist, composer and arranger. While performing as a pianist in various settings, he developed himself as a composer and arranger over the past few years. During his 6 years serving as a composer / arranger for Kyoto Composers Jazz Orchestra, he contributed more than 40 compositions, arrangements and released four CDs in Japan. After moving to New York in 2015, Shota 12 is the primary vehicle to showcase his music featuring young musicians from across the globe.

Performing:

Trumpets: Jonathan Powell, Takuya Kuroda

Trombones: Tokunori Kajiwara; John Yao

Saxes & Woodwinds: Jon Crompton; Sergej Avanesov; Julieta Eugenio; Mercedes Beckman

Yuto Kanazawa / Guitar

Hajime Teshima / Bass

Dennis Bulhões / Drums

Shota Li / Piano; Compositions & Arrangements

“SHOTA 12” BIG BAND at Terraza 7 on Thursday June 30th 2016 at 9:00 pm

$10 cover charge for mezzanine

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