Born and raised in Japan, but trained in jazz at Berklee College of Music, Hiromi has found fellow graduates and Boston-area collaborators to match her vision. In the last three years, her newest band SonicBloom, a quartet which often features gonzo jazz-rock guitarist Dave Fiuczynski, has made two albums, plus a forthcoming live DVD.
That group's expressive jazz fusion will be on display at the Harbor Stage on Saturday at the 2009 Newport Jazz Festival.
"Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise"
"Claire de Lune"
Hiromi, piano, keyboards
Tony Grey, bass
Mauricio Zottarelli, drums
John Shannon, guitar