Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ, born 26 March 1979) is a jazz composer and pianist born in Hamamatsu, Japan. She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blend of musical genres such as jazz, progressive rock, classical and fusion in her compositions.
Hiromi started learning classical piano at age 5. She was introduced to jazz by her piano teacher Noriko Hakita when she was 8. At age 14, she played with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. When she was 17, she met Chick Corea by chance in Tokyo, and was invited to play with him at his concert the next day. After being a jingle writer for a few years for Japanese companies such as Nissan, she enrolled to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. There, she was mentored by Ahmad Jamal and had already signed with jazz label Telarc before her graduation.
Since her debut in 2003, Hiromi has toured the world and appeared in numerous jazz festivals. She performed live at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 8, 2009, and at the Paris Olympia in Paris on April 13th, 2010. [Wikipedia]
This version of I've got Rhythm is absolutely the greatest. It is mind blowing in it's scope. Dig it.
Just totally amazing.
The Tom and Jerry Show
Spain with the always amazing Chick Corea
Live in Tokyo on September 2nd-3rd 2006, at Tokyo Jazz Festival 2006 in Japan. Chick Corea and Hiromi Uehara play "Spain" (by Chick Corea).
Performed at the Harajuku Quest Hall in Tokyo.
With Tony Grey on bass guitar, David Fiuczynski on electric guitar, and Martin Valihora on drums.