April 19, Saturday @Tomi Jazz 8-10:30pm $10 Cover / $10 Minimum
Sumis is turning thirty-something years old, and having a birthday bash with her favorite musician friends in NYC. The concept is simple- if you are musician bring your instrument and jam with us, if not, bring your attendance and have a toast with us! We will play her originals and standards, some of them are new composition that is going to be on the second album. Come and have fun with us, before Sumie is turning eighty years old!
Musicians: Kaoru Watanabe, Hiroya Tsukamoto, Nobuki Takamen, Yuto Kanazawa, Nagi Okamoto, Kaori Tanioka, Megumi Habuka, Nobuko Miyazki, Yoshino Nakahara, and mamy more...
April 27, Sunday @Turnure Park, White Plains
11:30am-5pm (Opening Ceremony 1-1:10pm, Sumie Kaneko's J-Trad & More 1:10-1:40pm)
Experience the beautiful Japanese culture under the cherry trees. There will be Tea Ceremony, Mochi making demonstration, Yo-Yo fishing etc. Sumie will perform for the Opening Ceremony, and sing the National Anthem of USA & Japan for the first time.
May 3, Saturday @Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center
12-5pm (Kaoru Watanabe Ensemble 3-4pm)
Welcome Spring to Long Island the Japanese way with the exciting sounds of the Taiko Drums, the elegance of Japanese dance and music and a wondrous array of Japanese cultural exhibits and events for the entire family. This is the premiere Japan culture event on Long Island.
May 15, Thursday @Cathedral of St. John the Divine 7:30pm
FLUTES OF HOPE: PHOENIX
FLUTES OF HOPE is an ensemble and music program established in 2012 to pay tribute to the resilience and compassion of the Japanese people following the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan. Flutes of Hope debuted at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in June 2012 and performed at Carnegie Hall and elsewhere in 2013. This year's program returns to the Cathedral and features bamboo flutes, percussion, strings, and dance and is inspired by the spiritual power of Chinese artist Xu Bing’s Phoenix sculptures. These stunning mythical birds are suspended and floating in the nave of the Cathedral, and the music and dance rising from below them will nurture the regeneration and restoration of devastated communities around the world.
With Ralph Samuelson, shakuhachi; Kaoru Watanabe, shinobue and taiko; and Steve Gorn, bansuri
And featuring Sumie Kaneko, shamisen and vocal; Yukio Tsuji, percussion and strings; and Yin Mei, dance
June 12, Monday @DIXON PLACE 7:30pm
Ensō is an original work of modern puppet theater featuring scenic projections and performed with a live shamisen player. It tells the story of an 18th century Japanese puppeteer and his twin sons. After his wife dies in childbirth he recreates her in the form of a puppet which he and his sons travel the countryside with performing in small villages. Mysterious events occur when the wife puppet comes to life and the show climaxes with the father gaining awareness of his own human puppeteers.
My first album J-Trad & More is NOW ON SALE!
In US friends:
You can also listen to a couple of my songs from Music.
Thank you again, for your heartwarming support.
フルアルバム J-Trad & More ディスクユニオンより 発売中 税込み2,300円
US friends only: