2011 interview with Hiromi Uehara from the Newport Jazz Festival

This week I will be linking to some great video interviews from the JazzTimes YouTube page. There is so much more there than I’ll be posting this week, so be sure to check it out!

This interview with noted jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara took place at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival and was conducted by Lee Mergner.  She talked about playing with her trio (Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips) and also with Chick Corea, as well as about her own music education. Finally she discussed her personal and professional response to the Tsunami in Japan.

—Peter Blasevick