Yano Akiko and Agatsuma Hiromitsu on Jazz Alternatives 9/26

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Tune in to Jazz Alternatives from 6-9pm Friday September 26 to hear an interview with Yano Akiko, one of Japan’s most preeminent jazz pianists, and Agatsuma Hiromitsu, a traditional Japanese shamisen musician known for crossing over into many different genres. The two will play together for the first time on Saturday 27 at the Japan Society. Listen in to learn more about the shamisen, traditional Japanese music, to hear them discuss the collaboration process and the highs and lows of crossing genre boundaries. We will also be featuring the recorded music of Yano and Agatsuma, never before heard on WKCR!