VENUE PROMOTED CABARET EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: KAY PATSUKAWA: "PIANO AND I" AT THE MET
Kay Matsukawa, who began her professional music career at the age 18. will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, August 24th at 9:30 pm. Kay horned her vocal skills by sharing live performances and recording sessions with some of Japan's most accomplished artists, including Yuming (Yumi Matsutoya), the best-selling female singer/ songwriter in Japan. In 1999, Kay teamed with a guitarist Neo to form FAKiE, a guitar/vocal duo, earning critical praise for their breathtaking performance and high quality sound. In August 2006 they performed at "Imperial Jazz Complex" at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. They rode the momentum of that performance into a nationwide tour, playing at major concert halls. In 2007, Kay was awarded a prestigious Artists' Grant from the Japanese Government, enabling her to moved to New York City to further develop her talent. Kay quickly began making a name for herself following a successful New York debut at the Kitano New York in November 2009. In October 2010, Kay, reunited with Neo, appeared at Zinc Bar as a duo (now called K & Neo) for a sold-out show. They followed that show with another sold-out performance, again at Zinc Bar, in February 2011. Kay continued to perform throughout 2011 as a solo singer and appeared at many of the NYC's top music venues. In March, after Japanese earthquake/ tsunami, Kay appeared in several benefit concerts at Bitter End in Greenwich Village. In April, K & Neo's version of Summertime - released on their CD, "Timeless" - was featured in UNIQLO's TV commercials. In June, she appeared as a guest soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble at the United Nations. In September, she made her acting debut in the Off-Broadway play entitled "It's a Hardbop Life." And in October, Kay recorded with a two-time Grammy award nominee saxophonist Adam Kolker, and performed as a guest vocalist on his subsequent European Tour. February 2012, Kay briefly returned to Japan for a hugely successful K & Neo concert tour and then back to New York's Zinc Bar for her first solo concert in two years, performing her original compositions to another sold-out audience. In July, Kay performed at the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, directed by Broadway Music supervisor/conductor Patrick Vaccariello. She recently was in the process of filming "The Center of the Universe," (released in 2014). In 2013, Kay became joined the roster of the Metropolitan Room New York City. In April, she got invited as an international guest performer to the biggest Anime convention in Central America in Costa Rica then she took over 8,000 audience by storm. She will be touring through in Central America as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama and Guatemala. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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