Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Jazz at Kitano, New York
66 Park Avenue @ 38th Street New York, NY
Time: 1st set: 8:00-9:15PM 2nd set: 10:00-11:15PM
Music Charge $18 and $20 minimum order required
Musicians: v-Yuka Mito, p-Allen Farnham, b-Dean Johnson, d-Tim Horner/drums
Mito’s soulful phrasing make potentially worn-out songs like “Bye Bye Blackbird,” Ellington’s “Satin Doll” and the immortal jazz standard “Body and Soul” sound fresh and new.
Reviewed by all-about-jazz, Edward Blanco
Ms Yuka Mito’s performance at Jazz at Kitano on 10/17/13 was superb, she captured the audience with her soulful sound on ballads and her swinging uptempo tunes. Yuka’s program consisted of a nice mixture of medium to uptempo tunes, ballads, sambas and some jazz standards done with a Latin feel all performed wonderfully. Bravo Yuka !…..
Review by Gino Moratti, Artistic Director-Jazz at Kitano – October 2013