It was a wonderful night to play with Phil Maturano(ds) and Jennifer Vincent(b) at Hillstones in midtown NY. It is really upscale & sophisticated restaurant and bar with nice Steinway grand piano! Fun to play some Jazz standards that I haven't played for long time like; Stella By Starlight, Foot Prints, Cute(!), Nica's Dream, No More Blues, Darn That Dream, All Blues, Someday My Prince Will Come, etc....
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church presented Mother's Day Latin Jazz Concert on May 12, 2018. It was successful ! Elder Cummings would like us to play sometime in a few months later for an another event to activate the neighborhood in lower Eastside of Manhattan. I am happy to play for our community people. See you next time!
Chiemi Nakai(p) Latin Jazz Trio with Rafael Monteagudo(ds) & Jennifer Vincent(b)
Thank you so much for your joining us to sing songs; Yuka Mito, Rina Komai, Aya Morita!
We had such a wonderful, professional recording session on April 30th at Soundworks Recordings. Carlo De Rosa(b), Juan Felipe Mayorga(ds), Alejandro Aviles(as) and Mari Koga(vo). The recording engineer is Kamilo Kratc and did a magical job as usual. Thank you Mi Gente!
I came along a long way since I released the second CD "Transformation"(not officially released yet) in 2013. The new album will be my 3rd recordings but technically be the 2nd CD in the market since 2008!
It was a super fun recording session with these great musicians; Wilson Chembo Corniel(congas), Ruben Rodriguez(b), Alejandro Aviles(fl), and Joel Mateo(ds). Today we made 2 songs. Looking forward to the next one! Keep on going! 3/12/2018 in Soundworks Studio in Astoria with engineer Kamilo Kratc. Thank you for your great job always.
It was so pleasure to perform at Winter Garden the World Trade Center on October 23 & 24. Happy to play the Steinway Concert Grand Piano 88s, series of "Play the 88s", sponsored by ArtsBrookField (BrookfieldPLNY).
Happy to inform that the performance at Jazz at Kitano was successful. Finally I found the best and ideal band as Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Project with Alejandro Aviles(as, ss, fl), Carlo De rosa(b), Juan Felipe Mayorga(ds). We will see you on the next performance! Thank you for your warm support always. Best!
I joined an event of Hurricane Relief Fundraising on September 24 and October 1st. I pray for the sooner relief of the recent devastation in Puerto Rico, Mexico, The Caribbean and the Virgin Island's.
I played at Dag's Patio and Cafe where is named by the 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld. with Sonido de Cuba, on September 12th. It is very honored!
I went to US open the first round qualifiers yesterday. Nice weather, nice crowd and nice games! Just the price of the food court was so expensive! Beer is $11?! Anyway I enjoyed hanging with my friends !!
Andy Murray(right) is practicing at Grandstand.