Category Archives: artist thoughts

Goodbye, Charlie

Charlie Haden died today.   I just typed that sentence very fast without thinking, but now I don’t know if I can ever type it again. I’ve enjoyed the personal tributes I’ve been reading from my CalArts friends, all of … Continue reading

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GF3 @ CAP Studio Theater

Gary Fukushima, piano Miles Senzaki, drums JP Maramba, bass Jazz at the CAP Tuesday, November 19 8:30pm and 10:30pm CAP Studio Theater 13527 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 $10 ($5 w/ student ID) tickets I recall a conversation I … Continue reading

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Trio show, finally. And it’s my birthday, too

Gary Fukushima, piano JP Maramba, bass Miles Senzaki, drums Friday, August 30 9pm Blue Whale DTLA It has been eight years since I first met Miles, at a little club in Little Tokyo, and I met JP roughly around that … Continue reading

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Sweet Hearts

Sweet Hearts (feat. Priscilla Ahn and Charlie Wadhams) Monday, April 23 9pm Bardot 1737 Vine Street 21+ FREE with RSVP (click here to RSVP) 18+ ok! Sunday, April 29 10pm Bootleg Bar 2220 Beverly Blvd 21+ $15-17 tickets I’m going … Continue reading

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On the road with Priscilla

As I write this blog entry I am in a rather large van heading to Columbus, Ohio.  It’s a pleasant day, with a lot of big puffy low-hanging clouds and warm sunshine peeking out from behind them.  There is a … Continue reading

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Gigs this weekend–Nola’s and the Blue Whale

Friday, September 2, 7:30pm-11pm GF3 Gary Fukushima-piano, JP Maramba-bass, Miles Senzaki-drums Nola’s 734 E. 3rd St. (Downtown Arts District) Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 680-3003 nolasla.com ————- Saturday, September 3, 9-midnight Josh Aguiar Group Josh Aguiar-trumpet, Gerry Pinter-saxophone, Gary Fukushima-piano, … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye, Summer, Hello Old Man

Well, that was fast. On Tuesday I taught my first class back from summer break at CalState Northridge, a beginning improv class with lots of young (and older) smiling faces, all of us ready to tackle another year of textbooks, … Continue reading

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GF3 This Friday @ Blue Whale, Other Summer Plans

One of the best things about being a teacher is that you get to experience that incredible feeling that you feel when school lets out for the summer.  I enjoyed it when I was a kid, and I have to … Continue reading

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GF3 w/ Matt Otto @ Blue Whale Jam Session

Matt Otto is in town.  He’s here from Kansas City to participate in the LAJC MeMoWee Fest this weekend, and I’m really looking forward to playing with his quintet on Saturday night. I’m also happy to add that Matt will … Continue reading

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Japan Relief Recital

Japan Relief Recital Friday, May 20, 2011 7:30pm Cypress Recital Hall, California State Northridge 1811 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330 Call 818-677-3181 for more info With all the recent news of floods, tornadoes, birth certificates and terrorists it’s easy to … Continue reading

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