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This amazing Japanese jazz

mqdefault“What is jazz?” The question after the speech on the stage of the Donetsk Philharmonic journalists asked the talented young pianist YUKO Okamoto. The question seems so simple, however, and is the most difficult, because jazz is music that do not fit into the framework and canons, the music of inspiration that reflect the soul, the character and mood of the one who writes or performs. And that’s why jazz is considered to be contemporary art, consistently reflects the culture and traditions of the country of the author.

“What is jazz?” The question after the speech on the stage of the Donetsk Philharmonic journalists asked the talented young pianist YUKO Okamoto. The question seems so simple, however, and is the most difficult, because jazz is music that do not fit into the framework and canons, the music of inspiration that reflect the soul, the character and mood of the one who writes or performs. And that’s why jazz is considered to be contemporary art, consistently reflects the culture and traditions of the country of the author.

It certainly could feel Ukrainian audience on the concerts “Quartet YUKO Okamoto”. In original compositions YUKO sounded lyrics, the subtlety and sophistication of the Japanese soul, which has consistently won over audiences, it became filled to overflowing halls at performances of the Quartet. Having arrived to Ukraine for the second time at the invitation of the Cultural center “San”, the team played brilliantly at Voloshin stage of the jazz festival in Koktebel, then went to conquer the Kiev audience, performing in major jazz clubs in the capital “Master class” and “Art-44”. The Central event of the tour was the participation in the festival-exhibition of Japanese culture “Yaponomaniya”, where in addition to his own Quartet, the program also pleased the visitors of the festival playing with the leading jazz musicians of Ukraine.

18 September Quartet YUKO Okamoto the opening of jazz season in the Russian centre of science and culture and the next day gave the first concert of the season on stage of the Donetsk Philharmonic society. Special guest of the concert was honoured artist of Ukraine, winner of the Grand Prix of competition of jazz vocal in Tokyo, Olga Voychenko.

By the end of the tour to Ukraine was the performance of the Quartet at art-cafe “Agatha” of the city of Kharkov. Talking about his first visit to Ukraine two years ago, YUKO Okamoto are unable to hold back the tears. After all, it was tragic in the 2011-th year, when the tsunami and earthquake claimed the lives of many compatriots YUKO, and her hometown of Kesennuma were among the most affected. It was then YUKO, living in the moment in new York, asked herself, “how can I help my country? I can only play!” To help the victims YUKO Okamoto has held many concerts in the USA and released the CD, all proceeds from the sale of which she continues to give to help their city. From the stage of the Kharkov art cafe YUKO told me that had to endure her country and her family, the father lost his business, and her friends who lost their loved ones. Pianist sincerely thanked many Ukrainians who supported her country, the Ukrainian spectators who came to the concert YUKO Okamoto then, in 2011-m to year, and those who appreciated her work this time.

But the guys played jazz, amazing Japanese jazz is not like any some other, however, as the music itself, which is impossible neither to measure nor to repeat, because it is unique, like a person’s soul.

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