Friday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Joe’s Pub – 425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place and E. 4th Street)
Monday Michiru, so named to reflect both her Japanese and American-Italian heritages, started her music endeavors studying classical flute then expanded to singing and songwriting. The daughter of famed jazz musicians Toshiko Akiyoshi and Charlie Mariano and stepdaughter of venerable flautist Lew Tabackin, Monday Michiru easily adapted the language of jazz heard at home into her other musical influences, which range from soul to urban club to Brazilian and more.
She started her musical endeavors by studying classical flute then expanded to singing and songwriting. Her 1987 debut in Japan was not in music but as an actress, which garnered her Best New Actress awards that allowed her to expand her career acting in movies, stage theater, and television, as well as hosting her own video programs and modeling for major commercial ads.
Since her 1991 solo record debut, Monday has consistently released albums on an annual basis both of her solo works as well as a featured guest on various artists’ projects internationally. Her musical style runs the gamut from house to jazz to Latin to soul, an indefinable hybrid that is undeniably hers.
Check out this Joe’s Pub video of Monday discussing her creative process:
Her return to Joe’s Pub with her band celebrates the release of “Naked Breath 2,” a collection of new works and covers set in an intimate soundscape of just vocals and guitar.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Joe’s Pub’s website.