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THE JAZZ CAFE

by Rosie G.

May 12, 2024

Jazz trumpeter Jun Iida like many musicians started playing the piano by age 5.

Music was a constant in his home growing up, his mom played the koto(Japanese harp). He says she played everything but mostly classical music by such masters as Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and others.


Originally from St.Louis, Missouri, and now living in New York City, he incorporates several music genres into his style. His mix of contemporary jazz with pop, hip-hop, blues, and soul is music to your ears.  He made his debut this past January as leader with his album Evergreen. He is not only a musician but composes, arranges, and is an educator. He counts Robert Glasper as one of his musical influences. He’s involved in several projects along with his quartet and is now on tour for his album. Check out “Gooey Butter Cake” with its swing style and “My Anguish In Solidarity.” He has two shows here in NYC. Check him out live tomorrow night and Tuesday for his Evergreen release show, at Nublu. Then on June 21st here in Brooklyn at the Soapbox Gallery. Support independent music and musicians, happy listening!

"Akatombo"

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