VI Lublin Jazz Festival / Satoko Fujii Orchestra Lublin (JP/DE/FR/GB/PL)

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Lublin (JP/DE/FR/GB/PL)

Satoko Fujii – piano
Kazuhisa Uchihashi – guitar
Michael Griener – drums
Peter Orins – drums
Natsuki Tamura – trumpet
Matthias Mahler – trombone
Gerard Lebik – tenor sax
Ray Dickaty – tenor sax
Paulina Owczarek – baritone sax
Ksawery Wójciński – bass
Artur Majewski – trumpet
Piotr Damasiewicz – trumpet

Critics and fans alike hail pianist and composer Satoko Fujii as one of the most original voices in jazz today. A truly global artist, she splits her time between Berlin and Japan and tours internationally leading several ensembles. Just as her career spans international borders, her music spans many genres, blending jazz, contemporary classical music, rock, and traditional Japanese music into an innovative synthesis instantly recognizable as hers alone. Her wide-ranging compositions can incorporate the simple melodies of folk song, the harmonic sophistication of jazz, the rhythmic power of rock, and the extended forms of symphonic composers. Although Fujii’s compositions are full of sudden shifts in direction and mood, the extremes are always part of a greater conceptual whole. As an improviser, Fujii is equally wide-ranging and virtuosic. In her solos, explosive free jazz energy mingles with delicate melodicism and a broad palette of timbre and textures. Fujii tirelessly continues to explore the possibilities and expand the parameters of the many groups she’s established over the years, and there is certainly more provocative and exciting listening in store as she pursues her ultimate goal: “I would love to make music that no one has heard before.”

26.04.2014 20:00
Centrum Kultury w Lublinie, ul. Peowiaków 12 (Centre for Culture in Lublin)
ticket for 2 concerts: 40 pln regular / 30 pln students
Online tickets
Ticket office opening hours
10:00-19:00 monday-friday / tel. 81 4666140 and 1 hour before the concerts