Pianist-composer Satoko Fujii brings her new, wildly inventive jazz quartet Tobira to Troy’s Sanctuary for Independent Media at 8pm on Saturday (November 21), in support of Yamiyo Ni Karasu, the band’s recently released debut album on Libra Records.
One of the most prolific, original and wide-ranging voices in modern jazz, Satoko Fujii has documented her astonishing talents on more than 70 CDs in less than 20 years. The Tokyo native relocated to the U.S. to study at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, where she was mentored by the likes of Paul Bley, Herb Pomeroy, George Russell and Cecil McBee.
Saturday’s concert in Troy is one of only four North American tour stops by the band, which also features bassist Todd Nicholson, trumpeter Kappa Maki and drummer Yoshi Shutto. Tickets are $15.
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Stream the song “Potential Energy” from Satoko Fujii Tobira’s new album Yamiyo Ni Karasu: