Above: Image of Yuko Maruyama.
Yuko was introduced to American audiences with jazz club concert engagements related to the release of her “In Tone Nation,” the premiere recording of the new Shigeru Kawai Grand Piano, held at several famous jazz venues including Dizzy's in San Diego. Trained in Japan as a classical pianist, Yuko earned a master’s degree in jazz studies from USC where her original composition “Twilight” was on the first CD produced by her department. In her compositions and performance, Yuko likes to incorporate Latin rhythms, clever harmony and melodic structure, while still maintaining the traditional flavors of jazz.
There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated. Meet the musicians at a complimentary reception following the concert.
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego: Google Map.