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B i o g r a p h y

小牧恵子 ニューオリンズ在住のピアニスト、キーボーディスト。

鹿児島に生まれ5歳からピアノを始める。国立音楽大学を卒業の後、ブルース、フュージョン、ジャズのインプロビゼーションの世界へ興味を持つ。日本ではArts&Craft, Chill Haze, 播東和彦、長田功、Loop Session などで活躍した後、2006年にニューオリンズへ渡米。

 

ニューオリンズに来てからニューオリンズのブルースクィーン、Marva Wright, Wild Magnoliasと一緒に演奏を始める。その後も次々とBenny Turner, Brass-a-holics, Vasti Jackson, George Porter Jr, Charlie Wooten, Johnny Vidacovich, Terrence Houston, Yamagishi Junshi,  Gary Brown, Russel Batiste, Marc Stone, John Mooney, その他たくさんのニューオリンズのミュージシャン達とニューオリンズ、アメリカ各地、ヨーロッパでの演奏を重ねる。

2012年 Playing for changeの撮影隊がニューオリンズに来た際、Playing for changeのミュージックビデオ “Better Place” “Down By the Riverside” でキーボード演奏。それがきっかけで2013年12月よりPlaying for changeのキーボーディストとしてPlaying for changeツアーバンドに加入。ロサンゼルスのWhiskey a go goでのショウを皮切りに計20カ国ヨーロッパ、南アメリカ、オーストラリア、アメリカツアーなど毎年バンドのツアーで演奏。

2014年にはPlaying for Changeが 国連で行われたAsian Game Changers Awardを受賞した時、そのアワードでの演奏、さらにニューヨーク日本大使館で受賞者のためのディナー会にてソロピアノを披露する。

2017年、ロサンゼルスのマヤンシアターでPlaying for Change 10周年企画として“We Are One,” benefit concertが行われた際、バンドはDoobie Brothers, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee, and Little Feats, Aul Barrere, Kenny Gradney and Fred Tackett, James Gadson, Lee Oscarをスペシャルゲストとして迎え入れ、一緒のステージで演奏。

2019年、  Playing for Changeのニューリリースビデオ  “the Weight. でRobbie Robertsonや、ビートルズのドラマーリンゴスターとビデオの中で共演を果たす。 

2019年, ブルースレジェンド、ボビーラッシュのアルバム

Sitting on top of the bluesでピアノとオルガンを演奏。そのアルバムは、2020ベストトラディショナルブルースアルバムにノミネートされた。

 

 Award

  • Grammy Nomination / Bobby Rush "Sitting on top of the blues with piano and organ

  • 2015 Playing for Change / Asia Game Changers Award 2014 ( by Asian Society) 

  • 2014 Keiko Komaki original music for film Bourbon Whiz / Best Music Louisiana Independent Film Festival 

  • 2014 Brass-a-holics / Best Brass Band Album 2013 at Best of the Beat 2014 

  • 2012  Brass-a-holics  / Best Emerging Artist at Best of the Beat 2011 Awards

  • 2012  Brass-a-holics / Best  Emerging Artist at Big Easy Music Award 

過去のパフォーマンス

Chile 

Santiago Nov, 2016  / FIS Festival / Playing for change

Argentina  

Buenos Aires/ Nov, 2016 / FIS Festival / Playing for change

Buenos Aires / Nov, 2015 /  Direct TV Arena / Playing for change

Brazil  

Sao Paulo/ Dec, 2016 / Bourbon Street Club / Playing for change

Curitiba / Dec, 2016 / Opera de Arame / Playing for change

Florianopolis / Dec, 2016 / Playing for change

Porto Alegre / Dec, 2016 / Playing for change

June, 2015 / 2 weeks tour / Vasti Jackson 

 

Sao Paulo / Mar, 2015 / Bourbon Street Club / Playing for change

 

Rio De Janeiro / Mar, 2015 / Hora Do Planeta Fest / Playing for change

 

Sao Paulo / Oct, 2014 / Bourbon St Club / Playing for change

 

Salvador / Oct, 2014 / Fortaleza Yate Club / Playing for change

Natal / Oct, 2014 / Teatro Riachuelo / Playing for change

Critiba / Oct, 2014 / Opera de Arame / Playing for change

Rio De Janeiro / Oct, 2014 / Fundicao Progresso / Playing for change

Belo Horizonte / Oct, 2014 / Parque da Juventude / Playing for change

Sao Paulo / Aug / 2014 / Brass a holies

 

Carribean

Guadeloupe / May, 2015 Vasti Jackson 

 

Italy  

Suzzara / Jul,2016 / Sconfinart Festival / Playing for change

Roana di Vicenza / Jul,2016/  Roana / Playing for change

 

Pordenone / Jul, 2015 / Parco Di Villa / Playing for change

Travo Placenza / Jul, 2015 / Dal Mississippi al Po Festival /Playing for change

 

Aosta / Jul, 2015 / Aosta Soul and Blues Fest

Ravenna / Jul, 201 / Playing for change

Napoli / Jul, 2015/ Playing for change

Sardinia / Jul, 2015 / Narcao Blues Fest / Playing for change

Verese / Jul, 2015 / Black & Blue Fest / Playing for change

Trasimeno / Jul, 2015 / Trasimeno Blues / Playing for change

Livorno / Jul, 2015 / Effetto Venezia Fest  / Playing for change

Livorno / Aug, 2014 / La Bodeguita / Playing for change

L'Aquila / Aug, 2014 / Blues Sotto le Strelle / Playing for change

Umbria / Dec, 2012 / Umbria Jazz Festival / Gary Brown

 

Switzerland  

Valle Maggia / Jul,2016 / Magic Blues Festival / Playing for change

Sierra / Jul,2016 / Sierre Blues Festival / Playing for change

Glumagllo / Jul, 2015 / Vallemaggia Magic Blues Festival / Playing for change

 

Holland 

Amsterdam / Jul, 2015 / Melkweg / Playing for change

Amsterdam / Jul, 2015 / Melkweg / Playing for change

Amsteldam / Aug, 2014 / Paradiso noor / Playing for change

 

Germany

Aschaffenburh / Jul, 2014 / Colos Saal / Playing for change

Hamburg / Jul, 2014 / Knust / Playing for change

Berlin / Jul, 2014 / Lido / Playing for change

Cologne / Jul, 2014 / Playing for change

Luxembourg / Jul, 2015 / Me You Zik Would Music Fest

Luxembourg / Jul, 2015 / Me You Zik Would Music Fest

 

Poland 

Lublin / May,2016Playing for change

 

Sweden  

 May,2016 / Playing for change

 

Spain

Barcelona / Jul, 2014, 15 /Apolo Theater / Playing for change

 

Austria

 

St. Anton am Arlberg / 2017 July, Vasti Jackson

Innsbruck 

2014, 2015, 2013, 2012

New Orleans Festival

Gary Brown / Vasti  Jackson

Velden / Jul, 2015 / Bluesianna / Playing for change

Grundlesee / Jul, 2015 / Spudel & Music Fest / Playing for change

Belgium

Aug, 2014 / Esperanza Fest / Playing for change

Israel

Eilat/ Aug, 2015 / Red Sea Festival / Brass-a-holics

 

Lebbanon / Beruit / Jul,2016 / Downtown Beirut / Playing for change

 

Australia 

Byron Bay, Mar, 2014,2015,2016,2017 /Bayron Bay Blues Fest / Playing for change

Sydney / Mar-16 / The Basement / Playing for change

Gold Coast / Apr, 2015 / Baron Bay Blues Fest / Playing for change

Gold Coast / Apr, 2014 / Baron Bay Blues Fest / Playing for change

UK

Cornwell / April, 2014 / The Watering Hole / Playing for change

Isle of White / April, 2014 / Memorial Hall / Playing for change

London / April, 2014 / Jazz Café  / Playing for change

US 

Playing for change US Tour 2017

Los Angeles / June, 2017 / Roland Corp / Playing for change

Los Angels / June, 2017 / The Whiskey A Go-Go / Playing for change

Laytonville / June, 2017 / Kate Wolf Festival / Playing for change

San Francisco / June, 2017 / The Independent / Playing for change

Seattle / June, 2017 / Jazz Alley Playing for change

New York / June, 2017 / Higline Ballroom / Playing for change

Playing for change US Tour 2014

Philadelphia / Jun, 2014 / World Café live / Playing for change

Laytonville / Jun, 2014 / Kete Wolf Music Fest / Playing for change

Rosenburg / July, 2014 / Half Shell / Playing for change

Seattle / July, 2014 / Jazz Alley / Playing for change

Jackson Hole / July, 2014 / Jacksonhole Live / Playing for change

Denver / July, 2014 / Levitt Pavillion / Playing for change

Los Angeles  / June, 2014 / Levitt Pavillion / Playing for change

Pasadena / June, 2014 / Levitt Pavillion / Playing for change

Phoenix / June, 2014 / MIM / Playing for change

Santa Fe / June, 2014 /Santa fe Sol / Playing for change

Austin / June, 2014 / the Belmont / Playing for change

Arlington / June, 2014 /Levitt Pavillion / Playing for change

Memphis / June, 2014 / Levitt Pavillion / Playing for change

new Orleans / June, 2014 / Tipitinas /Playing for change

 

Atlanta / June, 2014  / The Variety Playhouse / Playing for change

Washington DC / June, 2014 / The Hamilton / Playing for change

Boston / June, 2014 / The Wibur / Playing for change

New York / June, 2014 / Highline Ballroom /Playing for change

San Francisco / july, 2014 / Yoshi's Jazz Club / Playing for change

Fall River / Jun, 2014 /Narrows Center / Playing for change

Bethlehem / June, 2014  /Levitt Pavillion / Playing for change

Annapolis / June, 2014 / Rams Head on Stage / Playing for change

Ann Arbor / June, 2014 / The Ark / Playing for change

Chicago / June, 2014 / Old Town School of Folk Music

St paul / June, 2014 / The O'Shaughnessy / Playing for change

 

Portland / July, 2014 / Alberta Rose theater / Playing for change

Austin / July, 2014 / the Belmont Austin / Playing for change

Washington DC / Hamilton / Playing for change, Brass-a-holics

New Orleans 

BB King Club New Orleans

 

AC Hotel

 

Ace Hotel

 

Maple Leaf

Balcony Club

Tipi Tina 

dba

Blue Nile

Maison

Funky Pirates

Yuki

French Quarter Festival 

New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival