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Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra

At the forefront of Brooklyn’s burgeoning big band scene, the Japanese-born composer Asuka Kakitani has attracted some of New York’s finest jazz artists with her adventurous, melodically charged charts. After several years of regular performances around New York City, the dynamically supple 18-piece Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra makes a stunning debut with Bloom, due out January 26 on Nineteen-Eight Records.

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“[Joe Lovano, Robin Eubanks] and I quickly zeroed in on Asuka’s ‘Dance 1’. It stood out for its elegantorchestration, rhythmic vitality and command of jazz vocabulary.”
-Dan Morgenstern (jazz historian, author, former editor of DownBeat, Director of the Institute of Jazz at Rutgers University)

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