Since studying at the University of Toronto, Mika Stoltzman has devoted herself to marimba performance and musical studies under the strong influence of the NEXUS. She is also studying jazz privately with jazz vibe master, Mike Mainieri, in New York, while Steve Gadd has been producing her musically. Mika released her first album, Mitsue, in 1998, followed up by her second release, Marimba Phase, in 2003 under Monroe Street. In 2010 Mika also released a live DVD, Marimba Madness, which features Gadd, Gomez and Peter John Stoltzman on piano. Her latest album, Mikarimba (Video Art Music, Japan 2010) was produced by drummer Steve Gadd and features bassist Eddie Gomez. Mika has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel + Weill Halls, Tokyo (2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011), PASIC (2005, 2007), in addition to touring in cities around the world.
Want to see her at Yoshi's SF on July 18? We've got tickets!
All you have to do to enter our giveaway is answer the following question:
Where was Mika born?
Email us your answer and full name for Will Call to firstname.lastname@example.org and from all correct entries, we'll randomly select 2 winners for 1 pair of tickets each. Deadline to enter is Monday, July 9 at 9am.
Value of each ticket: $18. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.