Tatsu Aoki is one of the most recorded, talked-about bassists on the Chicago music scene.

TATSU AOKI TO PERFORM AT UCHICAGO | APRIL 5TH

TATSU AOKI'S MIYUMI PROJECT:
A JOURNEY OF ASIAN AMERICAN JAZZ EXPERIENCE


April 5, 2014 - 3:30pm
University of Chicago.
Fulton Recital Hall, 5845 S Ellis Ave
Free

Tatsu Aoki and his band, The Miyumi Project featuring Tsukasa Taiko celebrate the collaboration between African-American and Asian-American jazz artists with a multi-generational group fusing Avant Garde jazz with taiko drumming.


More Information at: chicagostudies.uchicago.edu

The Miyumi Project: miyumiproject.com
Tsukasa Taiko: taikolegacy.com
Tatsu Aoki: tatsuaoki.com



Tatsu Aoki: Visions x Sounds

The University of Chicago - The Film Studies Center Presents:

Tatsu Aoki: Visions x Sounds
Screening and live performance


Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St., Chicago IL


Chicago artist Tatsu Aoki has been making films and music together for over 30 years. Tonight he presents an evening of film and live soundscape, featuring selected works that use experimental and diaristic techniques to transform and examine the everyday world, including Puzzle III (2003), GATE (2010) and a special preview of his new digital work Lights.

Live music by Tatsu Aoki Unit, with renowned sound creator/composer/musician Jonathan Chen and others.

Tatsu Aoki is a prolific and accomplished musician, composer, filmmaker and educator. He works in a wide array of musical styles, ranging from traditional Asian music to jazz to experimental music, and has recorded over 100 albums. He studied experimental filmmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an adjunct Associate Professor in the Film, Video and New Media Department. His films continue to be screened internationally.

Gate (2010, 16mm/Digital, 30 min)
Puzzle - Part III (2003, 16mm, 30 min)

FSC events are free and open to the public. Doors open a half-hour before the top of the show.

Seating is limited and offered on a first come-first served basis unless otherwise noted. Please call for information or assistance.

The University of Chicago
The Film Studies Center
Info Desk 773.702.8596

http://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu/events/2014/tatsu-aoki-visions-x-sounds







A Conversation With Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Artistic Director Lin Hwai-Min: Musician & Filmmaker Tatsu Aoki

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - "Songs of the Wanderers". 2 Performances Only -- Friday, March 14 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 pm. The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Tickets range from $25 - $68.





Discography

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[CD] TOYOAKIMOTO by Tatsu Aoki

Reconstruction of Tokyo Style Geisha Music
Asian Improv Records 0083
TOYOAKIMOTO [CD] available online via the website Amazon.com now.


TOYOAKIMOTO

About Tatsu


The Miyumi Project Live In Poland

TATSU AOKI - Bassist Tatsu Aoki is a prolific and accomplished musician, composer and educator. He works in a wide array of musical styles, ranging from traditional Asian music to jazz to experimental music and is a much in-demand artist performing on both contrabass and the shamisen (Japanese 3-stringed lute). He has recorded over 100 albums featuring many of the musical legends of Chicago, including Fred Anderson, Von Freeman, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Don Moye and John Watson Sr. 2006 saw Aoki present his most ambitious work to date, "re: Rooted" a continuation of his "Rooted" composition cycle featuring the MIYUMI Project Big Band at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion. Aoki is the founder and Artistic Director of the Annual Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival.

[full Biography]

Tatsu Aoki: CHICAGOANS OF THE YEAR 2001






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