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Mamiko Watanabe

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 26, 1980    

Mamiko Watanabe

With exposure to the different styles such Jazz, Funk, Latin, Gospel and inspired from being surrounded by unique melodies and rhythm while working with Brazilian and African decent, pianist Mamiko Watanabe is trying to create uniquely her own sound and give “good vibration” to people through music.

Mamiko Watanabe was born in Fukuoka, Japan and began studying piano at age four at the Yamaha Music School. In 1999 she revived a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music and studied Jazz piano, Improvisation and Composition. She was a semi-finalist at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition in Montreux, Switzerland both in 2002 and 2003. She has toured Germany, Italy and Japan and has performed with several jazz greats such as Joe Lovano, Kevin Mahogany, Bobby McFerrin, Tiger Okoshi and Phil Wilson while in college. In 2003 she received the DownBeat Student Award in the Jazz Soloist Category before she made the decision to move to New York and expand her musical horizons. Since then, Mamiko has performed at notable venues such as The Kitano, Blue Note NY Sunday Brunch & Late Night Groove Series, 55 Bar, Garage, Zinc Bar, The Lenox Lounge, Blues Alley (in Washington, D.C.), The Kennedy Center, Victoria Theater (at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center), The Knitting Factory, Bitter End, Joe's Pub and S.O.B.'s....
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“Unafraid to explore and incorporate different styles, Mamiko Watanabe plays and composes with passion and direction” - jazzreview.com

“Like the best piano trios,Watanabe’s threesome has the focus and interplay of a working band” -Jazz Inside Magazine

“Throughout Mother Earth Watanabe displays talents as a pianist, composer and arranger that makes a listener smile and shake their head with the pleasure of it all. And on this disc, the pleasures are many.”-The New York City Jazz Record

“Watanabe's piano playing and leadership on both discs is deft, challenging and always solid.” - All About Jazz NY Magazine

“Ms.Watanabe already has a sound of her own plus impressive technique. Her creativity is impressive throughout these modern mainstreem performances and she is a skilled songwriter.” - Scott Yanow; The Los Angeles Jazz Scene Magazine

  • One After Another

    Self Produced
    2007

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Bronx, NY

Willing to teach:
Beginners

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Mamiko Watanabe at Fat Cat's, NYC

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One After Another by Terrell Kent Holmes

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Mother Earth
Self Produced (2011)

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