Master Class with Chihiro Yamanaka, one of the most well-known pianists of the contemporary jazz scene. Swing, rhythm, Fender Rhodes scattered among the folds of his tracks. An endless carousel of never predictable, surprising musical solutions. Piano technique and impeccable style. Chihiro Yamanaka is a pleasure to hear the music. Another considerable detail is the sense of the melody; Some critics appear to Petrucciani and others to Oscar Peterson. There is no coincidence that she is one of the youngest musicians most requested in the international jazz industry.


TIME : (MONDAY) 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Via Urbana 49 / A

Credits for academic courses: 1/2 ECTS

Participation fees: € 20 for Saint Louis students; € 30 for non-students

Language: English

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CHIHIRO YAMANAKA Chihiro Yamanaka is one of the most important pianists of the contemporary jazz scene with fifteen records, with the legendary Blue Note Records as of 2014, is considered the best pianist in Japan and acclaimed in the USA. She was born in Tokyo but currently resides in New York. In recent years she has performed solo piano, trio, and Orchestra in the most important cinemas in the world. She has performed with leading jazz names including Clark Terry, Gary Burton, George Russell, Curtis Fuller, Ed Thigpen, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, and Herbie Hancock. Her debut album “Living Without Friday” in 2001, immediately placed in the most welcomed surprises of the international music scene.