JAZZ IT UP
and ESCAPE the Winter Blues!
Saturday, January 26, 2019
8pm – 11pm
“JUST JAZZIN” a Live Jazz Experience, presents an intimate evening of Smooth Jazz with acclaimed keyboardist and composer MADOCA.
Her style is a fusion of Smooth Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin, and Salsa — providing musical sustenance for your mind and soul. Madoca has opened for Rick Braun, Chris Botti and Jonathan Butler.
Spend a lovely Saturday evening filled with amazing live jazz. Also featuring the silky smooth sounds of Cinnamon Denise. A vocalist, bassoonist, songwriter, and producer who has a talent for engulfing listeners into her music.
A wonderful event to escape your wintry blues. Come chill with a great night of jazz. A perfect event for your weekend.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m.
Marietta Andretti Grand Room
1255 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062
About the artists:
Madoca™ Kawahara a.k.a. MADOCA™ [pronounced “ma-DOO-kuh”] is a world-class keyboardist and composer, Grammy voting member & publisher: ASCAP member, and national recording artist, whose latest release is on the Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 Charts. Her style is a fusion of contemporary/classic jazz, soul, funk, Latin and salsa — providing musical sustenance for your mind and soul.
Her latest release, “Illusion of Love,” is produced by award-winning producer, Bob Baldwin, and showcases the growth and maturity of this very talented Japanese/American international performer. Her style is smooth, as evidenced in the title track, but it can also heat up and explode on rhythmic songs like “Picadillo” and her sizzling remix of “Jasmine.” On beautiful ballads like “Sentimentally Yours” and “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise,” she holds her own in an acoustic piano setting
Madoca began studying piano/organ at the age of seven, played through her teenage years, and graduated from the Senzoku Music University in Kawasaki, Japan with a major in composition and piano.
Cinnamon Denise is a vocalist, bassoonist, songwriter, and producer who has a talent for engulfing listeners into her music.
Her projects include collaborating with the Japanese deep house producer, Hideo Kobayashi; an eclectic acoustic duo, “Cinnamon and Jonny” in Ibiza, Spain; a songwriting team member of new song for the Slovenia’s Got Talent 2014 winner, Jana Šušteršič; a staff writer for the Peer Music Publishing Company; and the new age R&B band, the George Lacson Project’s recent EP release, Paradigms. Cinnamon Denise has toured the eastern coast of Spain; performed on Eurovision-Slovenian national television; recorded with Grammy-winning producers and engineers; and performed at some of Atlanta’s top venues, to include The Velvet Note and Apache Café. Selected in the top 10 from 100 applicants, she was a semifinalist in the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival Jazz Voice Competition, presided by legendary artist Al Jarreau.