Kaoru Watanabe with Gamin and Edward Perez at the Cornelia Street Café Percussion Festival
Sunday, August 28 from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Cornelia Street Café – 29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker and W. 4th Streets)
Admission: $20 cover (includes one drink)
As Part of the Cornelia Street Cafe Percussion Festival, Kaoru Watanabe will perform original compositions and improvisations including music from his new album, Néo, with Korean piri (traditional flute) master Gamin and bassist Edward Perez.
Watanabe is a Brooklyn-based composer, musician, and instructor who specializes in traditional Japanese taiko (drums) and shinobue (flute).
Jazz pianist and Blue Note recording artist Jason Moran calls Watanabe “a rare musician who traverses the traditional music forms both East and West, classical and contemporary, predetermined and improvisational. His expertise in taiko drumming and bamboo flutes gives his music both force with extreme delicacy. His superb musicianship makes him a joy to create with. He enriches any musical situation with his unique perspective.”
For more information, please visit the Cornelia Street Café’s website.