THE DOVE FROM "SKY" with jeanne newhall and kazunori koga
Jeanne's Website Here: http://jeannenewhall.com
Downloads Here: iTunes: http://bit.ly/iTunesSKY
Downloads And CDs Here: Amazon: http://bit.ly/JeanneNewhall
Streaming On Spotify Here: http://bit.ly/jeanneonspotify
Photographs: Kouichi Sugioka, Philip Nofi
2013年2月、日本での共演をきかっけに、お互いに音楽的「化学反応」を感じる。同年5月には、Abraham Laboriel、Walter Rodriguez、等と共にLAにてジニー・ニューホールのニューアルバム"SKY"をレコーディング。さらには、ハリウッドの老舗である" Catalina Jazz Club"でのコンサートを成功させる。
今年10月には、ジニー・ニューホールが再来日を果たし、デユオユニット"JEANNE NEWHALL & KAZUNORI KOGA"を結成。ジャパンツアーを行う。
Jeanne Newhall Website: http://jeannenewhall.com
iTunes Discography: http://bit.ly/iTunesjeannenewhallmusic
YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/17wB5eH
Kazunori Koga Website: http://kazu335.com
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/kazunori.koga2
The acclaimed Los Angeles based singer, songwriter, and pianist Jeanne Newhall has joined musical forces with Osaka based guitar guru Kazunori Koga to form an exciting DUO. Together they bring a vast array of influences, from jazz and blues to folk, pop, and R&B. Their compelling and heart-warming story, whether told by Ms. Newhall in English or Mr. Koga in Japanese, will inspire a belief in all things magical.
Several months before Ms. Newhall's first performances in Japan in February of 2013, she was contacted many times by a gentleman who had been an avid fan, collecting her albums that spanned her 20 year recording career. He owned a small private jazz club in Osaka, The Green Note, where a couple of her American friends and well know celebrities in the jazz scene had also performed. After speaking with them, Ms. Newhall was convinced to make her maiden voyage to Japan to perform several shows with a band comprised of several Japanese musicians.
Among the musicians was Kazunori Koga bringing both his acoustic and electric guitar mastery to the mix. It was not long before they recognized each other, like familiar old souls.
As Mr. Koga describes, " a special chemistry emerged between us. I contacted her after the shows to let her know the connection that I felt between us.". As Ms. Newhall says, "his intuitive and soulful sensibilities provided a foundation for me to sing and play from as never before. I could not wait to perform with him again."
As a result of the first meeting and shows in February, Ms. Newhall invited Mr. Koga to come to Los Angeles in May to perform a concert with her at the famous Catalina Jazz Club Hollywood. A mere 24 hours after Ms. Newhall and Mr. Koga reunited on stage at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, they gathered at Castle Oaks Studio in the canyons near the Pacific Ocean with legendary bassist Abraham Laboriel and Alex Acuña's protegé percussionist Walter Rodriguez to record her newest album, "SKY."
As a result of the release of the album "Sky" which features Kazunori Koga on all the songs, Ms. Newhall returned to Japan in October for several performances with the DUO. Audience demands have continue to spark plans for Jeanne Newhall's regular return to perform again with Kazunori Koga in Japan.