Japanese pianist and composer Keiko Matsui took her first piano lesson at five. Fast forward three decades, she has sold over a million and a half albums. The one, she made her US recording debut with, was released in 1987. Since then, the striking, petite powerhouse has worked alongside everyone from Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder to Bob James, Kirk Whalum and many more. Being a world citizen, who has always been supporting humanitarian projects with her work, Keiko brings a strong spiritual quality to her music. A master storyteller, she crafts passionate songs with lush harmonies and global rhythms to create timeless musical anthems. Her latest CD, “Echo”, was co-produced with Grammy nominated producer Bud Harner, and features numerous special guests including bassist Marcus Miller, saxophonist Kirk Whalum, vocalist Gretchen Parlato, guitarist Robben Ford and bassist (and son of Clint Eastwood) Kyle Eastwood. “I would like my music to be a conduit for peace, kindness, love and light. ‘Echo’ is my attempt to capture all of these elements into the vibration of sound”, says Keiko.

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