Friday, April 6, 2012
Hiromi: The Trio Project
When she was 17, Hiromi met Chick Corea by chance in Tokyo, and was invited to play with him at his concert the next day. After writing jingles for a few years for Japanese companies, she enrolled to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, There, she was mentored by Ahmad Jamal and had already signed with jazz label Telarc before her graduation. Since her debut in 2003, Hiromi has toured the world and appeared in numerous jazz festivals & Toured in the summer of 2010 with the Stanley Clarke Band and now she returns as Hiromi's trio initially consisted of bassist Mitch Cohn and drummer Dave DiCenso. In 2004, she recorded her second album Brain with fellow Berklee alumni bassist Tony Grey and drummer Martin Valihora and has been recording and touring with them ever since. Bassist Anthony Jackson was guest artist on two Brain tracks and is featured on her 2011 album.