Famed Jazz Pianist, Senri Oe and Graham Principle, Miki Orihari at Kaatsbaan

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Adults – $30.00, Children and student rush (at the door with ID) – $10

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center

120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY

Kaatsbaan is pleased to present Miki Orihara, solo dancer and principal artist with the Martha Graham Dance Company and jazz pianist, Senri Oe on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm.  Ms. Orihara will offer her acclaimed solo performance, “Resonance”. Following “Resonance” audiences will be treated to a performance by Senri Oe with Jim Robertson on bass.  

Mr. Oe’s career path is remarkable in that he is a relative newcomer to the world of jazz.  In 2008, Oe decided to pause his 25 year-long career in popular music to pursue the study of jazz.  He moved to New York and studied under Aaron Goldberg and Junior Mance.  Oe graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in May 2012.  Oe mainly performs at Tomi Jazz monthly in New York City. He is also appears at jazz clubs and venues throughout New York City including  Zinc Bar, SOB, Blue Note, NY City Winery, etc. 

Senri Oe’s Sony Music international debut all-jazz album, “Boys Mature Slow” in July 2012 continues to gather rave reviews from the top music magazines including “Jazziz” and “Down Beat” in NYC. After its release in Japan Sep. 2012 “Boys Mature Slow” received The Album of the Year: new star (Nissan presents ” Jazz Japan ” )Awards 2012. Oe’s second album” Spooky Hotel” (distributed by Village Music) went to the top in the Billboard Japan Jazz Charts. He performed at the Tokyo Jazz Festival (2013) with Oe’s big band from NYC and Sheila Jordan.  Oe is now producing albums of his own jazz projects as well as the works of other talented artists in NYC. His 3rd album “ Collective Scribble” was released in 2015 in USA and Canada. He has also made the “Senri Jazz Song Book” with Sheila Jordan, Jon Hendricks, Lauren Kin ham (New York Vices), Theo Bleckman and Becca Stevens. It was released in Sep. 2015 all over the world.

Orihara’s performance showcases the longevity of early American modern dance works by Martha Graham and Jose Limón and their direct connection to contemporary choreography by Adam Barruch, Martha Clarke and Orihara.  In an interview with Trina Mannino for The Dance Enthusiast, Ms. Orihari said “I’m deeply interested in the continuity and lineage between modern and contemporary dance.”  The evening’s program takes the audience on a voyage through American dance history opening with Graham’s Satyic Festival Song (1932) and ending with Baruch’s Memory Current.

 Kaatsbaan is a nonprofit, professional creative residence and performance facility situated on a 153-acre historic site in Tivoli, NY.  Founded in 1990, it provides dance companies, choreographers, composers, set designers and all dance artists with a setting where they can create and showcase new work, rehearse, perform and develop new productions.  It serves dance communities across the US and around the world.