Monday, October 31, 2011

Alexandre Wimmer, a musician, New York, 2011

Alex, a French man who resides in Paris, visits New York city almost every fall for his musical gigs.  He is a seasonal resident of NYC.

Monday, October 24, 2011

J-Music Ride: Cibo Matto & Yu Sakai at Japan Society

Yu Sakai, above, straight from Tokyo. To view the rest of photos, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
8 PM

The funky, whimsically irreverent Japanese expats Miho Hatori (vocals, drum pad) and Yuka Honda (keyboard, sampler) return to Japan Society’s stage this time asCibo Matto ! Since officially reuniting earlier this year, these NY downtown darlings are back and better than ever, with their charming lyrics often referencing food and a dizzying array of sounds influenced by everything from hip-hop, jazz and rock to African and Brazilian beats. Straight from Tokyo, this evening also features the international debut of the silky-voiced keyboardist/singer-songwriter Yu Sakai (Visit Yu Sakai's facebook page ). With R&B beats and jazz-fused j-pop melodies, Sakai’s music is an inventive blend of self-mixed instrumentation and multi-layered vocals. Sakai became an overnight sensation in Japan, breaking radio charts after releasing his first single in 2009 and winning iTunes’ 2010 Best J-Pop Album of the year award with his debut album. Downtown New York collides with modish Shibuya in this one-night-only J-music mash-up.

Cash bar opens at 7 pm.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A dancer in red

To view more photos, visit my flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.
A photo session with Mayuna Shimizu, a New York based dancer and choreographer.