The Kozue Kuriyama Jazz Quartet "Cold Feet" CD Rel
Japanese pianist and composer Kozue Kuriyama releases her first album at Ryles, featuring her international quartet, with special guests. An intricately woven fusion of jazz, latin, funk, pop, and Japanese styles makes this an album anyone can enjoy.
A versatile pianist and composer, Kozue Kuriyama begun playing piano at the age of three. Studied classical music at Tokyo College of Music(2009), and jazz performance and composition at Berklee College of Music (2011). She studied with legendary musicians, including Nando Michelin, Leo Blanco, Ross Ramsay, Winston Maccow, David Fiuczynski and Victor Mendoza. She received a number of scholarship awards, including the Classical Performance Award in 2010 and the MBNA Professional Music Award in 2011 and several of her compositions were presented at various showcase concerts held at the Berklee Performance Center in 2011.
The Kozue Kuriyama Jazz Quartet:
Kozue Kuriyama - Piano, Compositions
Zac Zinger - Sax
Alejandro Zorrilla - Bass
Oscar Suchanek - Drums
Mao Sone - Trumpet
Christoph Huber - Tenor Sax
Thomas Cepeda - Guitar