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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Northampton Jazz Workshop features alto saxophonist Erena Terakubo

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest alto saxophonist Erena Terakubo on Tuesday, May 10th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM at the The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.

Now living in NYC after graduating from Berklee in Boston in 2014, Erena has already made her mark in the jazz world. Here are a couple extractions from her bio:

In 2010, she recorded her first album, "North Bird" with Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, Lee Pearson, and Peter Bernstein. Later that year, she performed with Ron Carter, Omar Hakim, and Will Boulware as part of the Tokyo Jazz Festival.

In 2011, Terakubo recorded her second album, "New York Attitude" with Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lee Pearson, and Dominick Farinacci, and she was chosen as one of just six Presidential Scholars from across the world to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Her concert appearances have included Tokyo Jazz Festival, Sapporo City Jazz Festival, Jazz Week Osaka 2010 (with Michel Camilo Trio), Nagoya Jazz Festival (with Yosuke Yamashita), Kitara Hall (with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra), and D.C. Jazz Festival 2012. She has been fortunate to work with musicians such as Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Cobb, and Anthony Jackson..

Hotel rooms provided by Fairfield Inn, Conz St.


Upcoming Guest Artists:


5/10 – Erena Terakubo on alto


5/17 – Cindy Scott and Brian Seeger/vocal and guitar

5/24 – Erik Lawrence on sax and flute


5/31- Jay Hoggard on vibes


6/7 – Ralph Lalama on saxes


6/14 – Paul Lieberman on sax and flute


6/21 – Sheryl Bailey on guitar


6/28 – Ray Vega on trumpet



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