Art Hirahara, piano
John Wiitala, bass
Tim Bulkley, drums
Art Hirahara is a jazz keyboardist and composer based in New York City. Originally from the SanÂ Francisco Bay Area, Art moved to New York in 2002 to be challenged by its pool of world-classÂ musicians. There he has honed his craft, performing in a wide range of musical situations rangingÂ from straight ahead standards to time cycle-based progressive jazz to working with singer/songwriters. Art has had the privilege to perform withÂ Don Braden,Â Stacey Kent, Freddy Cole, Akira Tana, Rufus Reid, royal hartigan and many others. He has performed around the world in Europe, Asia, Africa,Â South America, the Middle East and extensively around the United States. As a bandleader, he has released seven recordings on Posi-Tone Records, working with respected bandmates including Donny McCaslin, Melissa Aldana, Boris Kozlov, Linda May Han Oh, Joe Martin, and Rudy Royston. The program will include a mix of Artâ€™s original music and familiar standards.
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