Roxbury Community College
Serving the educational needs of diverse students in the Commonwealth & beyond.
Kaoruko Pilkington grew up in Japan, listening and singing American music. In Japan. she worked as a singer-piano player in Tokyo nightclubs for 10 years. Her love for American music eventually brought her to the US. She came to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music in 1990. There, she majored in Vocal performance/Jazz composition, and graduated in 1996.
While at Berklee, Kaoruko studied with: Charlie Sorrento, Jan Shapiro, Bob Stoloph, Mili Bermejo (voice) Herb Pomeroy, Greg Hopkins (jazz composition), others. Her studies with her mentor, jazz legend Hal Crook started at Berklee and continued more than 10 years. She learned jazz improvisation, jazz theory and arranging from him. http://www.kaorukojazz.com/index.html
About the Jam:
The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick's with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you're a pro or a student, you'll have a great time.
Ticket Prices: $6 ($5 Mem)