Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Shadow Emperor Option KIRGISTAN Keiko Börjeson - Born in Tokyo 1947, Keiko McNamara Borjeson started playing the piano at the tender age of three. An impassioned prodigy, she had her first Japanese TV debut when she was five years old playing Beethoven’s Fur Elise. Her professional career in music began when she graduated as a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Piano at the Toho Gakuen University in Tokyo. She then pursued further studies, graduating in 1973 at the Siena Academia in Quigiana, Italy; and in 1976 at the Hurry Field School of Music in Los Angeles, USA; and in 1980 at the wayne State University in Michigan, USA. The legendary Kzuko Yasukawa (a relative of Keiko) was her mentor throughout the years. An artist of international acclaim, Keiko has been performing around the world since the eighties. She partly lives in Japan, the US, and Sweden and continues to tour around the world. in 1994, Keiko was honored with the distinctive title of Jazz Music Professor at the Shin-Yo University in China. Her transition from classical to jazz began when she moved toDetroit and met Jazz legends Carmen McRae, Sir Roland Hannah, Hank Jones and Mal Waldron. She has played with the Nippon Symphony Orchestra, performed for President Bush at the White House, and has shared the stage with the famed Danes Bo Stief and Alex Riel in Scandinavia and Swedes Sure Nordin and Peter. A jazz artist with classical roots, keiko has rendered a distinctive sound of innovation, contradiction, and academic precision that uniquely harmonizes with the touch of her fingers. She has five studio albums:”keiko 1-2-3″ recorded in 1991, “Keiko in Sweden” in 1997, “Millions of Roses” in 1999, “Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa” in 2005, and her latest, “Not Alone” in 2007.