Ep09 - Mai




Mai was born in Tokyo.
She has started piano at age of 3. Sax at the elementary school.
She had also saxophone/Jazz private lessons with Seiichi Nakamura.
She attended at Senzoku gakuen college of Music.
Her major in musical theory and Harmony with Toshihiko Katori,  arrangements with Koichi Osamu ,Brazilian ensemble, Modern Jazz ensemble Big band ensemble, Japanese traditional instrumental, Jazz Sax with Bob Zang

In addition to studied music around the world like music of India, Bari, Thailand and Japanese traditional music,
At 2005 she graduated from college. And went to USA  for see roots of music
After backed to Japan she started work with Brazilian musician and knew many kinds of Brazilian music such as choro,Forró.
At 2007 and 2009 she went to Brazil, stadied with great saxphone player  Zé Canuto e Daniela Spielman.

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東京都出身。2005年洗足学園音楽大学音楽学部ジャズコース卒業。

ジャズサックス、クラシックとジャズのピアノ、パーカッション、
箏、ブラジリアン・アンサンブル、アレンジング、ジャズハーモニー、
東南アジアやインドの音楽、民族音楽学、日本の伝統音楽などを学ぶ。
その後、ブラジル人との定期的な演奏をきっかけに、ボサノバ以外の
ブラジル音楽、ショーロ、サンバ、パゴージ、フレーヴォ、
フォホー等にも傾倒。

ブラジルにも何度か行き、様々なミュージシャンと交流。
サンバとフォホーを踊るのが大好き。
現在、東京、横浜近辺で演奏活動を行っている。

All Pictures | Mai Taguchi’s Website | Download Video

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