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Art Hirahara

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Dusted Magazine has high praise for “Central Line” by Art Hirahara

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A pithy observation from American naturalist Ralph Waldo Emerson graces the cardboard gatefold of Central Line, pianist Art Hirahara’s third project for the Positone label: “The ancestor of every action is a thought.” The importance of ancestry in a more historical sense folds indelibly into not only Hirahara’s audibly observable actions, but also his carefully considered approach to his i ...Read More

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January 22nd, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Sweet melody to blues to impressionism. “Central Line” from Art Hirahara

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Pianist and composer Art Hirahara, born and raised in the Bay Area of San Francisco, has worked with vocalists Freddie Cole and Stacey Kent as well as baritone saxophonist Fred Ho and trumpeter Dave Douglas.  “Central Line” is his fourth album as a leader and his third for Posi-Tone Records. The new album changes the focus a bit from his previous two (2011’s “Noble Path ...Read More

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January 9th, 2017 at 8:21 pm

Midwest Record gives us a look at “Central Line” by Art Hirahara

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Here’s a piano man bold enough to make a modern, mainstream date and doing it while surrounding himself with hell raisers like Donny McCaslin, Rudy Royston and Linda Oh.  Swinging easy but to the left, you won’t mistake this for cocktail jazz but Hirahara could do a killer job on that form if he every chose to take the easy way out.  Piano fans take note, this is a date not to be missed. Hot ...Read More

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December 2nd, 2016 at 11:13 am

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With Art Hirahara Peter Brendler Vinnie Sperazza ...Read More

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July 13th, 2016 at 9:30 pm

Sean Nowell & Kung Fu Masters

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June 15th, 2016 at 10:00 pm

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Travis Sullivan

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April 1st, 2015 at 8:30 pm

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Jazz After Hours writes up Art Hirahara’s new CD…

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        jazzafterhours.com Libations and Meditations Art Hirahara is a jazz keyboardist and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Art moved to New York in 2003 to be challenged by its pool of world-class musicians. There he has honed his craft, performing in a wide range of musical situations ranging from straight ahead standards to time c ...Read More

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February 21st, 2015 at 3:22 pm