$10 Cover ($5 Students) @ the Door / Start 6pm / Doors 5:45pm
In 2016 David, Mark and Eriko formed the Jazz Trio TRIchrO and have been performing original modern Jazz in New England, New York and Tokyo. The Trio has been recognized for its unique compositions that incorporate beautiful melodies and rich harmonies. Although the core of the band is a Jazz trio, they often invite other instrumentalists including jazz and classical players to join them for live performances. The trio released first CD it titled “Gravity” in 2018 and will have their first Japan tour in September 2019.
Eriko Yamaki, piano
Eriko Yamaki , pianist / composer, is a graduate of the Kunitachi College of Music where she studied flute with Mr. Toshinori Ishihara. She then was awarded the “Nichion Scholar- ship” and attended Berklee College of Music where she received a degree in Jazz Composition while studying under the direction of Mr. Greg Hopkins. While at Berklee, her studies focused pri- marily large ensemble and she played flute and piano her own compositions. In 2016, after a somewhat extended hiatus, Eriko resumed writing and performing with the jazz trio “TRIchrO.” This trio has been performing original, contemporary and modern jazz throughout the greater Boston, New York and Tokyo and Eriko has also been composing classical pieces and her chamber music pieces have been performed in Tokyo, Shizuoka and Boston. Her first piano piece made the shortlist for Noosa ISAM Composition Competition in 2018.
Mark Fairweather, Drums
Mark Fairweather has been drumming from an early age, learning from his drumming father. At 18, Mark was playing five nights a week with the bluesy Deadline band at the seedy Downtown Lounge in Decatur Illinois, home of Boots Randolph. He soon became part of the fertile, dynamic 80’s music scene centered around Mabel’s on Green Street in Champaign, playing with George Faber, the Uptown Rulers, and Don’t Talk Back. In Boston, John LaPorta described Mark’s playing as “beautiful”. Mark has performed with Beni Sharoni, Paul Ahlstrand, Jon Damian, Tom Pendergast, and Ken Clark.
David Mercure, Bass
David Mercure is a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music and performs regularly with the jazz trio TRIchrO, the Tom Nutile Big Band, the Nathan Aronow Nextet and numerous artists throughout the Boston area. He is also an active pit bassist with a number of theatre groups throughout the Greater New England area. While at Berklee, David studied contemporary composition with the late Lithuanian composer Jeronimas Kacinskas and string orchestration with Michael Gibbs.
Hiroaki Honshuku & Yuka Kido
Hiroaki Honshuku, flute
Hiroaki Honshuku is a native of Japan, special- izing in flute and EWI (Electric Wind Instrument). Graduated with Summa Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music with a full scholarship. Received a Master’s degree in composition with Dis- tinction In Performance from the New England Conservatory while a scholarship student. Studied with late George Russell, Dave Holland, and George Garzone. Has taught at the New Eng- land Conservatory, the Longy School of Music and the New Eng- land Institute of Art. He was an assistant to Russell for 20 years, as well as a member of Russell’s Living Time Orchestra.Honshuku is one of the rare composers/arrangers who actively practice Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept in his writing style.Honshuku is currently the leader of an NYC based jazz-Brazilian hybrid band, “Racha Fora” with 3 albums, and a co-leader of the Boston based “Hiro Honshuku & Yuka Kido's Love To Brasil Pro- ject.” He also released 6 albums under his name and appears on more than 30 albums as a supporting musician.
Yuka Kido, flute
Yuka Kido is a Japanese flutist and composer active in many international scenes, such as Japan, Belgium, Bra- zil and more. Ms. Kido has various albums as a leader, and as a collaborator with others in the musical styles of Brazil, Salsa, Jazz, Rock, etc. One of her albums was ranked number 8 in Italy. She has performed in Brazil with well-known artists of Bossa Nova and other Brazilian music scenes, including Joyce Moreno, Johnny Alf, João Donato, Carlos Lyra, Toninho Horta and many more. She has also performed and recorded with one of the most important Danish jazz bassists, Niels-Henning Pedersen, as well as jazz pianist Duke Jordan and the famous Japanese singer Kazufumi Miyazawa. Ms. Kido has been living in Boston since the spring of 2017, where she started a new project called “Love To Brasil” with Boston based flutist, Hiro Honshuku.