Shiro Mori JAZZPianist/Guitarist

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Timeline

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Shiro Mori Timeline
【1975】with Frank Foster (sax) in NY
【1975】live with Steve Grossman (sax)
【1975】live with Joe Lee Wilson and Sal Randazzo at Ladies Fort
【1975】recording with Herbie Hancock
【1977】snap shot of Rising Sun Band
【1979】recording with Al Foster for the album, "Mr.Foster"
【1983】moved to Maui with his wife, Arja
【1986】Shiro's daughter, Nowa was born
【1990】concert tour in Italy with Emil Richards
【1990】concert with Jon Hendricks and his family
【1990~】many lives, gigs, and concerts with local jazz musicians
【1992】Shiro's first leader album, "Islands"
【1992】"Islands" was introduced in many Jazz-related magazines
【1992】Shiro was introduced in a Japanese magazine, "JazzLife"
【1996】Rising Sun Band, Aids Awareness Concert
【1998】Rising Sun Band Concert with Stanley Turrentine (sax)
【1999~】the annual JAWS JAZZ CONCERT with Hubert Laws (flute)
【2000】live with Branford Marsalis (trombone)
【2001】recording with Yoshio "Chin" Suzuki (bass) for the album, "Va Da Du?"
【2003~】the annual JAWS JAZZ CONCERT with Joe Lee Wilson (vo)
【2008】concert held at Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, featuring Bruce Hamada (bass)
【2009】Mt.Fuji Music Festival
【2009】Cecile Verny Quartet
【2009】 Teruo Nakamura Quarte at Century Court Marunouchi
【2010】a guitar concert with John Kolivas
【2010】New Year's Day Jazz Event
【2010】contemporary classical and jazz concert with Kelly Covington (vocal & flute)
【2012】First Annual Maui Jazz and Blues Festival with Les McCann, Javon Jackson and Delfeayo Marsalis
【2011】BB'70s live held in Tokyo.
【2012~】local jazz lives
【2012】jazz concert with Delfeayo Marsalis at Tsunami Club
【2012】concert with Emil Richards (vibe) at Maui Theatre
【2012】Second Maui Jazz & Blues Festival with Louis Hayes and Javon Jackson
【2013】Maui Blackie's Concert
【2013】Shiro Mori Quintet at Studio 909 in Honolulu
【2014】snap shot with Mickey Yoshino from GODAIGO
【2015】 live with local musicians at Fleetwood's
【2015】 Russell Malone visits Fleetwood's to join in the live
【2015】 last gig on Maui before leaving for Japan at Four Seasons Hotel
【2016】 BB'70s live in Tokyo



Shiro's Performances

Here are some of Shiro's past gigs, concerts & lives.

 

2017
Jun Saito Birthday Live

BB'70s Live at Body&Soul in Aoyama, Tokyo.




 

2016

Boston Jazz Festival was held in Yatsugatake, Nagano. The photo below was taken right after the concert with the musicians' friends and family.
BB'70s released their first album on this day.

*Check "Discography" for CD info.


 

2016

Back on Maui to do a jazz live with local jazz musicians at Mulligun's in Wailea.

2016

BB'70s live at TOKYO CLUB in Hongo and MUGEN in Ginza.


 

2015
Four Seasons Hotel

Last gig on Maui before leaving for Japan.

 

2015

HAND JIVE jazz live at Coffee Company in Wailuku.

 
 

2015

Russell Malone visits Fleetwood's to join in the live.

2015

Live at Fleetwood's, a club in Maui opened by the rock drummer, Mick Fleetwood.

*Check "Video Clip" to see the live.

 

 

2014

BB'70s mini concert at Obsounds in Sangenchaya, Tokyo.

2014

A snap shot with one of Berklee alumnis, Mickey Yoshino from GODAIGO.

 

2013
Shiro Mori Quintet


Held at Studio 909 in Honolulu, Oahu.

The members include:
Shiro (guitar)
Darryl Pellegrini (drums)
Jim Howard (piano)
Bruce Hamada (bass)
Scott Villiger (reeds)


 

2013
Maui Blackie's Event

The very last concert was organized by humble, loveable Blackie and Sara Gadarian.
Held at Alii Room, Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali, Maui.


 
 

2013

Anniversary party of restaurant, Pacific-O.
Shiro (guitar)
Gene Argel (keyboard)
Renato Guascone (drums)


2012
The Second Maui Jazz and Blues Festival

Louis Hayes on drums and Javon Jackson on tenor sax.

*Check "Video Clip" to see the live.

 

 

2012

Elizete Tokyo

*Check "Video Clip" to see the live.

2012

Concert with Emil Richards (vibe) at Maui Theatre.

 

2012

Jazz Concert at Grand Wailea Tsunami Club.
Performed with a Grammy Winner Trombone player, Delfeayo Marsalis.

2012

A concert in Kauai, held together with Angie Benoit (vocal) and Phil Benoit (guitar).

 

2011

A new band, BB'70s performed their first mini concert in Tokyo. BB'70s stand for "Boston Berklee 1970s."

 
 

2011
The First Annual Maui Jazz and Blues Festival

Played together with:
Grammy Winner and Jazz Legend, Les McCann.

Grammy Nominated Saxophonist, Javon Jackson.

Multi-Grammy Award Winning Jazz Trombonist, Delfeayo Marsalis.

2010
Maui Jazz Septet

A concert held at the Iao Theater with local jazz musicians.

 
 

2010

Contemporary Classical & Jazz Concert was held with Kelly Covington on vocal and flute.

2010

New Year's Day Jazz Event, held at Wailea Shopping Center.
Shiro (keyboard)
John Zangrando (horns)
Doug White (bass)
Paul Marchetti (drums)



2010

Played together with the Quartet leader, John Kolivas.

2009
Teruo Nakamura Quartet

Gig at Century Court Marunouchi in Tokyo.

 
 

2009
Cecile Verny Quartet

Welcoming the great European musicians, played together at Mulligun's in Wailea.

2009
Mt.Fuji Music Festival

Produced by Teruo Nakamura.
With the beautiful Mt.Fuji in the background, a jazz concert was held by many great musicians from the states.



 
 

2008

Concert held at Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
Featuring Bruce Hamada, accompanied by the Honolulu Symphony.

2003~2004
JAWS JAZZ CONCERT

(Photo Above)
Featuring Victor Jones (drums)

(Photo Below)
Featuring Joe Lee Wilson (vocal)

 

 

2001

A session with Yoshio "Chin" Suzuki (bass) at GH-Nine, a jazz clube in Ueno, Tokyo.
They released their first duo album, "Va Da Du?"

*Check "Discography" for CD info.

2000

A brief encounter with Branford Marsalis (trombone) in Maui.

 
 

1999
JAWS JAZZ CONCERT

AIDS Awareness Conert, held in Japan every year led by Teruo Nakamura & The Rising Sun Band.
Featuring Hubert Laws (flute).

 

1998

Rising Sun Band Concert in Japan with the world-famous Stanley Turrentine.

 
 

1996

The Rising Sun Band.
The AIDS Awareness Concert, sponsered by Japan Airlines.  

1992

The first leader album by Shiro Mori, "Islands."
The music was composed to imagine "taking a vacation in Maui." The recording took place in NY, and the cover art was done by Shiro's friend, Mino Yamamoto as well as the back cover by his daughter, Nowa who was 6 years old at the time..

"Islands" was introduced in many Jazz-related magazines in Japan.


*Check "Discography" for CD info.

 

1990s

Shiro enjoys his life on Maui playing with his local jazz musician friends.
Some of the main places played were:
Casanova, Four Seasons Hotel, Grand Wailea, etc.



 
 

1990

One of the best jazz vocalists, Jon Hendricks and his family played at Casanova's on Maui.

1990

A tour concert in Italy with Emil Richards (vibes), who have performed together with many great musicians such as Frank Sinatra and Geroge Harrison.

*Check "Video Clip" to see the live.

 

1986

Shiro and Arja have their first baby daughter, Nowa.
The night before she was born, Shiro was playing the drums as a sub for his drummer friend, feeling a bit anxious...

 
 

1985

Live at Maui's one and only jazz club at the time, "Blackie's."

*Blackie's is no longer present.

 

1983

After spending their 20s in NY, Shiro and his wife, Arja decides to make a big move to the island of Maui, Hawaii.

 
 


1979

Performed with Al Foster to create their first album together, "Mr.Foster."

*Check "Discography" for more CD info.


 
 

1977

Gathering of Rising Sun Band members. Taken at Teruo Nakamura's loft in downtown NY.

 

1976

Checking the playback recorded together with Herbie Hancock.

 

1975

A live together with "the pioneer of Loft-Jazz," Joe Lee Wilson.

 

 

 

1975

A live with a long-time friend, Sal Randazzo (trombone) at Ladies Fort, opened in Village by Joe Lee Wilson. 

1975

A live with one of the greatest sax players, Steve Grossman.

 
 

1975

A gig with Frank Foster, a famous tenor sax player who composed the"Shiny Stockings."


SHIRO info.店舗情報

shiromorijazz@yahoo.co.jp