Keigo Hirakawa Trio feat. Joshua Smith

By BLU Jazz+ (other events)

Friday, May 3 2024 8:00 PM 11:00 PM EDT

Keigo Hirakawa returns to BLU Jazz with his jazz trio, featuring New Orleans saxophonist, Joshua Smith!


Keigo Hirakawa - Piano

Matt Wiles - Bass

Jeff Mellott - Drums

Joshua Smith - Saxophone


Over the period of 20 years as a professional jazz pianist and 7 full-length album appearances (3 as leader), Keigo Hirakawa has transformed himself from a student of the jazz masters to an artist with vision and unique sense of expressions. Though his engagements may include jazz clubs to music halls and jazz festivals, he takes the time to contribute to his home music scene through mentorship and appearances with up-and-coming talents.  The jazz piano trio he leads is well-known throughout the Midwest for their willingness to be musically spontaneous on stage, exploring original compositions and redefining jazz standards to make it their own. Sought after for his articulate use of harmonic and rhythmic vocabulary and his leadership style on the bandstand, Hirakawa can be heard throughout the US and internationally.

Check out some videos of Keigo performing LIVE!