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Friday Jazz at the High presents MADOCA on 1/19 at 6pm

Promotional Pictures for Madoca Kawahara
Anthony Wallen
Promotional Pictures for Madoca Kawahara

Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK and the High Museum of Art on Friday, January 19 from 6pm until 10pm for Friday Jazz. This month's featured artist is pianist and composer Madoca Kawahara. In addition to the music, Friday Jazz patrons will get to enjoy Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other and Happy JoyLanta exhibitions.

Madoca (Pronounces name ma-DOO-kuh) is a world-class keyboardist and composer. Her style is a fusion of Contemporary/ Classic Jazz, Soul, Funk, Salsa, Jazz Fusion providing musical sustenance for your mind and soul. Madoca began studying Piano/Organ at the age of seven, played through her teenage years, and graduated from the Senzoku Music University in Kawasaki, Japan with a major in Composition & Piano. She’s got her scholarship program at the Nemu Music, where she studied jazz piano, theory, ensemble, composition. Her teaching exploits included an Education Partnership Program from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Madoca has opened for Chris Botti, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliott, India Arie, Pamela Williams and she has worked with Michael Henderson (R.I.P.), Tracy Hamlin to name a select few. Madoca has performed as one of headliners at the Michelob GOT JAZZ Concert, Atlanta Jazz Festival, WCLK's Wednesday Wind Down Centennial Olympic Park etc. Her musical influences include the aforementioned Hancock, Lewis and Sample, as well as Chick Corea, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, Jimmy Smith, George Duke (RIP) and Eddie Palmieri, yet, her style is uniquely her own. Click here to learn more.

Friday Jazz at the High is hosted by WCLK's very own Jamal Ahmad. Click here for tickets!