Jazz from Japan! Instrumental jazz phenomenon ai kuwabara trio project makes their American debut. Led by 22-year-old piano prodigy Ai Kuwabara, this band has stolen the attention of the entire jazz community in Japan. The band’s music is urban contemporary jazz with a strong, experimental feel and a flavor of funk, showing a regard for a wide-range of musical styles and featuring elements of progressive rock and even pop. After only two albums and two years, the group’s originality and fresh sound earned them a spot at the huge Tokyo Jazz Festival 2013, headlined this year by Tony Bennett himself. Japan Times music critic Sean Smith named their second album, The Sixth Sense, one of his albums of the year.

Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7:30-9 p.m.

Admission: $5

For more information, visit: www.jflalc.org/ai-kuwabara-trio-project-US-Tour.html

For tickets, visit: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9833124