Akiko Tsuruga She’s “Sweet and Funky,” she’s “Cute and Bad”. She’s a Composer and a performer extraordinaire. The legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith said this: “Akiko’s playing is like watching a flower blooming, a bird spreading her wings… Akiko is here to stay.”
Jeff Hamilton has lead small and large groups and excelled on the international stage. Perhaps the best drummer of his generation – he’s recorded with giants like Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Diana Krall, Milt Jackson, and is co-leader of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.
Graham Dechter “Dechter is one of those young phenoms who is jazz mature beyond his years.” – Kyle O’Brien (Jazz Society of Oregon). Graham really swings, and he just keeps getting better and better.
This is indeed, a unique trio which will deliver a dynamic and memorable evening!
Akiko Tsuruga, B3 Jazz Organ
Jeff Hamilton, Drums
Graham Dechter, Guitar
Producer, Bill Hart
Blue Note Napa