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Mari & Paprika Jazz / Blog

Peace for all the people

Last week, I participate two unusual events. One is called AA meeting in which alcoholics gather and share the experience. As class activity, I join this meeting and listen to their stories. It was rare for me to be talked so private things of adult people. I always involve in just superficial conversation with classmates. On Saturday, I participate in a candle vigil of a female student of my school who was killed in Paris on Friday. In the evening many students keep holding candles, listening to the singing of choir.

What I am thinking now is..

My music education classes give me interesting opportunities. As a activity of psychology class, I stay with a middle school music student for a whole day at the school. I just observe him. But I recall what I was thinking and feeling when I was a kid.

What I am interested in now is..

This semester I go back to school and take much music education classes. I borrow school's violin and practice during lunch break because my teacher tells me I should teach violin to beginner player. I play violin only three times and how to teach?? It due to me. Oh my God! Close to my practice room, 2or3 advanced violin players are often practicing. I listen them and imitate them. I recall the advice of my sax teacher that I had better play saxophone as smooth as violin. mmmmm

What I am saying is...mmm

This year I think a lot and feel a lot. I get kind of mentors who give me chances to explore my unexpected talents. I am lucky girl who always meet right people in right time. This year will become my life changing year.

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.