WHEN: October 29th, 2015
WHERE: Jazz At Kitano
66 Park Avenue, East 38th St
New York, NY 10016
TIME: 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
PRICE: $15 cover & $20 minimum

The Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Quartet will play at Jazz At Kitano on October 29, 2015 with Carlo De Rosa, a versatile bassist having both a cool and intense side, Vince Cherico, 3 time Grammy Award Winning drummer, and Justin Flynn, a sax player who takes our music to a higher revel.

Come and enjoy the exquisite blend of powerful, spiritual and joyful music. Chiemi’s compositions combine Afro-Cuban influenced rhythms with Japanese oriented endearing melodies. Look forward to seeing you then.

Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Quartet
Chiemi Nakai, piano
Justin Flynn, tenor sax, soprano sax, flute
Carlo De Rosa, bass
Vince Cherico, drums

Check out Chiemi Nakai’s Website.
Check out some recordings featuring Chiemi Nakai:

Bridges, Chiemi Nakai & Emmanuel Bizeau

Perfect Blue, Mari Koga



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