Shigeki Kawahara / About
...by DJ Aki, JAPAN INDIES:
"Japanese Smooth Jazz artist Shigeki Kawahara you could say is an internet success story that continues to be told. A very accomplished keyboardist/pianist, he began recording music in 1995 and released his first CD (and to date only full album) “Another World” in 2005. He had been doing music on the side while his day job as an economist takes him around the world. The convenience of the internet, however, allowed him to release his music via the world wide web, catching the attention of FM DJs abroad. The album was an online success leading Kawahara-san to form the jazz trio TIG (Three In the Groove) with Toru Ishiwata (guitar) and Hiroki Ide (drums). Previews of their music can be heard online on his "Shigeki Kawahara/ TIG and Friends" Facebook page. Kawahara’s and TIG’s music is reminiscent of smooth jazz legends like Joe Sample, Bob James, and FourPlay."
Comment by Peter Boehi, DJ of SmoothVibes Radio:
"I added your track "Night Flight" to our playlist because it fits very well and I like the vintage touch of the song."