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Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castañeda

Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:00PM
Bing Concert Hall

Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castañeda

The most dynamic and exciting jazz duo you’ll hear all season.

GRAMMY-winning keyboardist Hiromi first heard the culture-blending Columbian harpist Edmar Castañeda at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and all she could say was, “Wow!” Hiromi wants you to say “Wow!” too, as she and Edmar perform their mesmerizing and spellbinding music in the gorgeous acoustics of the Bing Concert Hall. Their deep musical connection allows these two ground-breaking musicians to invent new sonic worlds of dazzling virtuosity, incredible inventiveness, and awe-inspiring beauty. This concert is Hiromi’s debut at the Stanford Jazz Festival, and SJF fans will recall Edmar’s stunning debut here in 2011, which brought the audience to its feet with his “persuasively syncopated approach drawing on Cuban and Brazilian rhythms, traditional Colombian forms, and jazz harmonies and improvisation,” as The Mercury News said of that performance. With their astonishing virtuosity, Hiromi and Edmar are known for making their respective instruments sound like two or three instruments, and for brilliant collaborations with artists such as Stanley Clarke and Chick Corea (Hiromi) or Wynton Marsalis and John Scofield (Edmar). This is sure to be one of the most mind-blowing performances anywhere in the Bay Area this year; be sure to get your tickets now!

Hiromi, piano
Edmar Castañeda, harp