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Institute of Jazz Studies will host a free concert with Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin Quartet

March 8, 2016
Toshiko Akiyoshi + Lew Tabackin Quartet in Concert

We are delighted to announce that the Institute of Jazz Studies will host a free concert featuring Toshiko Akiyoshi + Lew Tabackin Quartet. 

March 23, 2016, 2:30 - 4:00 PM
15 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
FREE ADMISSION

Toshiko Akiyoshi’s recordings have received a total of 14 Grammy Award nominations. Among the many honors she has received are the Shijahosho (1999, from the Emperor of Japan); the Japan Foundation Award, Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosetta (2004, from the Emperor of Japan); and the Asahi Award (2005, from the Asahi Shimbun newspaper), and NEA Jazz master (2007). In 2002 Toshiko retired her big band projects and returned to the piano, touring as a trio and sometimes a quartet with her husband, saxophonist Lew Tabackin. For this performance Ms. Akiyoshi and Mr. Tabackin will be accompanied by Mark Taylor drums and Yasushi Nakamura, bass.