Berks Jazz Fest 2017: Keiko Matsui

Friday night, Japanese pianist Keiko Matsui performed at the Miller's Performing Arts Center with her own band, we got Dave Karasony on drums, Rico Belled on bass, Jackiem Joyner on saxophone and - filling in on short notice - David P. Stevens on guitar, who did a great job. They went through a string of songs from her vast catalog (she composed over 270 songs so far), doing classics like "Forever, Forever", and new material from her current CD like "Journey To The Heart" and others. She delighted the crowd with her flawless piano playing and pretty melodies, it is always a joy to hear her play, and this particular concert was especially satisfying.