Sep.19: Satoko Fujii’s This is It! @ St. Mark’s Church

Satoko Fujii Trio

Wednesday, September 19th
Saint Mark’s Church (263 Victoria Street)
7pm
$15 at the door

  • Natsuki Tamura – trumpet
  • Satoko Fujii – piano
  • Takashi Itani – drums

Unpredictable, wildly creative, and uncompromising… Fujii is an absolutely essential listen for anyone interested in the future of jazz.

― Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

“One of the most original pianists in free jazz.”

― Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe

“She could be the most important creative musician of our time.”

― Michael Nastos, allmusic

In pianist-composer Satoko Fujii’s native Japan, reaching the age of 60 is traditionally so important that there’s a special word for the milestone―kanreki. It’s a moment to remember life’s accomplishments and to put former troubles behind you. The celebrant enters the next stage of life with the all joy and expectations of a newborn child. To celebrate her own 60th birthday, Fujii, already a prolific bandleader with more than 80 releases to her name, will intensify her recording schedule, releasing one CD a month for all of 2018. Rather than using her kanreki year to look back at a career that has spanned more than 30 years, Fujii will emphasize new works for current projects, debut special projects, and introduce new working bands in an unprecedented 12-month spree of new releases. “I probably should think and notice that I am not young anymore,” she says, “but I just keep doing what I want to do.”