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Mari & Paprika Jazz / Blog

Frog prince

I have great instructors of both Saxophone and English speech. Today will be my turning point if I can change to better person or not. It is called metamorphosis. I need change.

I am in a mood of Billy Holiday

After I take speech classes at school, mysterious thing often happen to me. When I listen to vocal songs, suddenly its lyric hits my soul. This evening it happens again, when Foggy Day by Billy Holiday broadcasts on radio. Her voice is lazy and moving. I know that this song describes about fog in London.

I have three dreams

1st is musician. 2nd is teacher. 3rd is writer. In Japanese maximum there is such a word: If you announce it to public,the dream will come true. Actually I have more more dreams.

What I am doing during summer..

I always wish to change myself in better way. I notice that what changes me is not school books nor class studies. My peers change me. interesting..

My mother shows me a photo of grant-grandfather

She says that my face is alike to grant-grandfather. He was Haiku poet and water color painter. I think that free jazz like Ornette Coleman is similar to modern water color painting.

It's fun to play at high school!

This afternoon, I have a gig to play in front of audience of all high school students. They listen to our music like Rock concert! I think that there is no difference between jazz and Rock.

awesome gig!

My New Year Eve gig was awesome. Pianist started music in unexpected afro cuban rhythm which was so hip that I became extra excited and I did'nt remember what stuff I played. Audience talked me that I played fantastic so i may play petty well. it's a first experience.for me to play out of mind. Interesting!

I got a big present

I have never imagined that I play big tenor sax. But yesterday this Mark VI tenor suddenly come to my house. It's my destiny to play tenor?? It's not joke, it's real. I feel it is a big present for me now.

What I am doing this summer!

I write new original tunes for my EP. I also look for new soprano saxophone for these tunes. Moreover, I practice scat Solos. Duladadalala! I love Chet Baker's scat Solos.

Will miracle happen?

I was very material and practical girl in Japan. However, in U.S., i dream if my dream will come true. It's interesting.