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“THE DOVE” NEW 2ND SINGLE & VIDEO FROM SKY

LAUNCH OF NEW EMOTIONAL POWERHOUSE DUO — JEANNE NEWHALL & KAZUNORI KOGA

The acclaimed Los Angeles based singer, songwriter, and pianist Jeanne Newhall has joined musical forces with Osaka based guitar guru Kazunori Koga to form an exciting Duo. Together they bring a vast array of influences, from jazz and blues to folk, pop, and R&B. Their compelling and heart-warming story, whether told by Ms. Newhall in English or Mr. Koga in Japanese, will inspire a belief in all things magical.
Several months before Ms. Newhall’s first performances in Japan in February of 2013, she was contacted many times by a gentleman who had been an avid fan, collecting her albums that spanned her 20 year recording career. He owned a small private jazz club in Osaka where a couple of her American friends and well know celebrities in the jazz scene had also performed. After speaking with them, Ms. Newhall was convinced to make her maiden voyage to Japan to perform several shows with a band comprised of several Japanese musicians. Among the musicians was Kazunori Koga bringing both his acoustic and electric guitar mastery to the mix. It was not long before they recognized each other, like familiar old souls.
As Mr. Koga describes, ” a special chemistry emerged between us. I contacted her after the shows to let her know the connection that I felt between us.”. As Ms. Newhall says, “his intuitive and soulful sensibilities provided a foundation for me to sing and play from as never before. I could not wait to perform with him again.”
As a result of the first meeting and shows in February 2013, Ms. Newhall invited Mr. Koga to come to Los Angeles in May to perform a concert with her at the famous Catalina Jazz Club Hollywood. A mere 24 hours after Ms. Newhall and Mr. Koga reunited on stage at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, they gathered at Castle Oaks Studio in the canyons near the Pacific Ocean with legendary bassist Abraham Laboriel and Alex Acuña’s protegé percussionist Walter Rodriguez to record her newest album, “SKY.”
As a result of the release of the album “Sky” which features Kazunori Koga on all the songs,
Ms. Newhall returned to Japan twice more in October 2013 and April 2014 for several performances with Duo in Osaka, Kobe, Esaka, and Kyoto.

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TUESDAY’S TONE — 4 WEEKS FROM TODAY

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Good day all!

Four weeks from today I will be in the wonderful world of islandology known as Japan. It is with childlike delight that I look forward to my 2nd trip there this year! I have found a home away from home; a place that truly resonates with me on many levels including the spiritual. Japan, specifically the places I visited and performed in, Osaka, Kyoto, Ohara, and Tokyo touched me profoundly. The people that I met and performed for gave me much more than I gave to them. It is truly a gift to return to this place.

The newly designed poster by my friend Kouichi Sugioka, announces the first stop on my tour: LIVE SPOT RAG KYOTO. This marks the first of many DUO performances for guitarist Kazunori Koga and I. We hope to see you there on the 10th of October, Thursday evening in the lovely historic city of Kyoto, the land of 300 temples. How uniquely beautiful it is!

Stay well and stay tuned for my 20th album release of “SKY” coming September 24th, both digitally and on CD!! Go to my page on FaceBook http://facebook.com/jeannenewhallmusic to get your free sneakpeek download from “SKY” on Sunday….all my best,

Jeanne

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BIG SHOW IN LOS ANGELES MAY 23, 2013

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Hi…hoping you will join us for a rare “One Show Only” performance in Hollywood at the famous Catalina Grill & Bar on Sunset Boulevard at Highland Avenue on Thursday evening May 23rd, 8:30 PM. I am thrilled to be able to perform again with Abraham Laboriel – bassist supreme, as well as Kazunori Koga, the vibrant guitarist who performed with me on my recent Japan tour. Kazunori is flying in to perform at Catalina’s and record on my next album. Also, Walter Rodriguez will be joining me for the first time on drums and percussion. He is a protegé of Alex Acüna, tours extensively with Yanni among others and is a first call musician in Los Angeles for both live shows and sessions.
We will be playing songs from many of my older albums such as Zebra and Bedouin’s Paradise as well as several vocals from Wild Blue and Glide Deluxe Edition. Maybe I can even tuck in a sacred chant from Blossom Of Transformation. It will be a fun time…there is a parking garage, just in case you were wondering, and certainly a memorable milestone in my performance career!

Sending rich blessings to all,
Jeanne

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Japan Performances 2013 Osaka Tokyo Kyoto

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Hi,

Just back from my magnificent adventure to Japan and feeling rather elated with all the music played, new friends gained, and amazing synergy with this beautiful place. It reminds me of a Chick Corea piece that he composed for his group, Return To Forever, called “Where Have I Known You Before?” A haunting sense of familiarity and yet newness enveloped me in Japan. I posted on my Jeanne Newhall Music FaceBook page that “I have left Japan but it has not left me.” Aside from a DVD that may evolve from the performances in Osaka at The Green Note, the best I can do right now is share these pictures with you. Please enjoy and stay strong in your heart and spirit.

Jeanne
http://bit.ly/PerformInJapan

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