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10.13 [CONCERT] THIRD SET - Yoriyuki Harada Quartet @ The 8th OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival

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10.13 [CONCERT] THIRD SET - Yoriyuki Harada Quartet @ The 8th OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival

Time: October 13, 2018 from 9:30pm to 10:45pm
Location: Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Phone: 0755 86337602 (15:00-18:00, info only)
Event Type: 8th, oct-loft, jazz, festival
Organized By: B10 Live
Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2018

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Event Description

The 8th OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival 
2018.10.9 - 2018.10.21

主办方 Organizer 
深圳华侨城创意文化园 OCT-LOFT 

当晚票价 Fare for the night: 
预售 Presale¥150;现场 At Door ¥180
第一场 First Set 19:00 - 20:00 > William Parker
第二场 Second Set 20:20 - 21:20 > Vladimir Chekasin & Vladimir Tarasov - 伟大奏鸣曲
第三场 Third Set 21:40 - 22:40 > 原田依幸四重奏 Yoriyuki Harada Quartet

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演出流程 Agenda 
00:00 当晚预售截止 Presale Closed→18:00 现场售票/兑票 Doors Open→18:30 观众入场 Admittance 


Yoriyuki Harada Quartet

日本 Japan

时间 Time

2018.10.13 21:40 - 22:40

场地 Venue

华侨城创意文化园北区B10现场 B10 Live, North District of OCT-LOFT

演出者 Artists
原田依幸 Yoriyuki Harada - 钢琴 Piano 
望月英明 Hideaki Mochizuki - 低音提琴 Double Bass 
石冢俊明 Ishizuka Toshiaki - 鼓 Drums 
石冈秀雄 Tokioka Hideo - 次中音萨克斯 Tenor Saxophone


Yoriyuki Harada Quartet is lead by Yoriyuki Harada, the founder of Japanese legendary Jazz Orchestra “Seikatsu Kōjyō Iinkai Orchestra”. The quartet ascribed to the elite of Japanese free jazz scene. Japanese critics call him the Monster pianist. When he is on stage, his fingers dash on the keyboard like a lightning bolt.


Yoriyuki Harada (b. 1948) is a self-taught pianist. He graduated from the Kunitachi Music College as a clarinetist, but before long started feeling dissatisfaction with strict canons of classical music. Upon graduation, he and his schoolmate and improvisation partner Kazutoki Umezu went to New York, where they made their first recording in the name of Seikatsu Kōjyō Iinkai New York Branch. After returning to Japan in 1976, the two friends formed Shudan-Sokai quartet with Mori Junji and Kikuchi Takashi. Two years later they have gathered together other compatriots and the quartet grew into Seikatsu Kōjyō Iinkai Orchestra, the collective that earned recognition throughout Japan for its humorous appearances. After quitting his work in the Orchestra, Yoriyuki Harada collaborated with Andrew Cyrille, Tristan Honsinger, Henry Grimes, Tobias Delius, Togashi Masahiko and many other improvisers. 


However, he has never tried to live on music or seek any type of support from the music industry because this would be boring. For almost 30 years Yoriyuki Harada has performed in Japan just once a month and only in his favorite venue jazz club Aketa-no-mise. According to the pianist, to appear more often would be difficult, because every performance requires a special inner state. He does not own piano, since he decided to come into contact with the instrument only on stage. 


“Never have any motif in my music and I never think about my music,” says Harada. But the audiences chew on his performances long after they are over.


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