“World Music, R&B, and a little Funk”
Yukiko Matsuyama Band with Motown Legend James Gadson
Saturday, Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm
University of La Verne – Morgan Auditorium
1950 3rd St., La Verne, CA 91750
Legendary Motown drummer James Gadson joins International JapaneseKoto Artist Yukiko Matsuyama, Greg Vail (sax), Diana Dentino (keys),Vince van Trigt (bass), and Steve Biondo (percussion) for an eveningof Japanese flavored World pop with a touch of R&B and a dose of Funk.
From performing with Shakira at the Latin Grammy Awards, recording with Paul Winter on his Grammy Award Winning album, ‘Miho: Journey to the Mountain’ (Best New Age Album), to recording with Weather Report alumnus Alphonso Johnson, Yukiko Matsuyama introduces the sound of the ancient koto to diverse audiences worldwide.
Her original compositions fuse the rhythms of Los Angeles with the flavors of her native Japan.
James Gadson is one of the most recorded R&B drummers of all time. Gadson appeared on several tracks on the 2005 Paul McCartney album “Chaos & Creation in the Back Yard”.
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