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Keiko Komaki & Donald Surtain Jr. Live From New Orleans | July 11, 2020 | #stayhomewithPFC
July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
An accomplished pianist and B-3 player, Keiko Komaki hails from Kagoshima, Japan, and began playing the piano at just 5 years old. After graduation from Kunitachi College of Music, she quickly became more interested in the improvisation world of funk, blues, and jazz fusion rather than her classical roots. However, it was a few years later where she learned of New Orleans music. She later visited New Orleans for Jazz Fest and decided to take the bold step in 2006 to move to the city and make it as a musician.
Shortly after moving to New Orleans, Keiko began playing keyboards with the Late Marva Wright and the Wild Magnolias, performing at local clubs and touring until Marva passed away. Since then, she has played with many of the Crescent City’s most beloved musicians including Benny Turner, Charlie Wooton, Vasti Jackson, Brass-a-holics, Marc Stone, George Porter Jr, Johnny Vidacovich, and many more. She is also a member of the Playing For Change Band.