BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3118@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20110613T000000Z DTEND:20110613T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Japanese-born New York City-based jazz composer/conductor Asuka Kakitani is fast becoming a notable presence on the modern jazz big band scene. Her awards include the BMI Foundation’s 2006 Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize\, the prestigious Manny Albam Commission in 2007\, and C omposer Assistance Grants from the American Music Center in 2009 and 2010. The Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra will perform Asuka’s compositions tha t are inspired by art\, literature\, and nature. These works capture this inspiration in orchestrational color and melodic development via extended through-composed forms. Asuka attempts to balance her composed music with a palette for her incredibly creative soloists to express themselves. AKJO will also perform some of her interpretations of traditional Japanese chi ldren’s music\, which she “re-composes” by utilizing many of their s imple motives for thematic development filtered through the language of he r distinct harmonic and melodic concept. SUMMARY:Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra URL:/en/events/2011/06/13/asuka-kakitani-jazz-orchestra/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR