--5:00pm and 7:00pm-- Ken Shiokawa Quartet
Start Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018 5:00 PM
    Ken Shiokawa is “one-of-a-kind” pianist who can capture the real “feeling of living” right at the moment of his performance. To describe his music in one word.... soulful! Ken’s unique background as a pianist and also an architect brings a special twist in his musical creation. His pianistic style is difficult to be categorized. It goes beyond conventional styles of jazz and blues. Ken is interested in transforming ideas of art, architecture and music into a coherent whole.

Originally of Fukuoka, Japan, Ken Shiokawa hails from musical family which gave his musical aspirations an advantage – his grandfather played guitar, his father played violin and harmonica, his older sister played piano and drums and two of his younger sisters also played piano while he is growing up in Japan.  In 1990, Ken visited America to begin his journey to discover his true passions. He then traveled many major cities and this time gave him his first exposure as an adult to American architecture and jazz and blues music. His deep emotional response gave him the courage to move to Chicago in order to study architecture and music.

In recent years, Ken returns to perform his jazz concerts in his homeland, Japan, on a regular basis. He uses music to create his architecture and he uses architecture to compose his music. Ken’s true passion is to combine his music and architecture together to create something more fun, positive and powerful for people to enjoy.

Showtimes:  5pm-6:30pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Admission:  $10