Hiroshima will headline Grooves on the Green, an evening of world class music in a beautiful setting under the stars at Indian Wells Golf Resort and is sponsored by Miramonte Resort & Spa. The concert is set for Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Guest vocalist Terry Steele (former Hiroshima lead vocalist) joins the 2010 Grammy nominated band. Hiroshima is the only Asian band to receive a Grammy-nomination – and they have two.
Hiroshima is an American jazz fusion/smooth jazz band formed in 1974 by Sansei Japanese American Dan Kuramoto (wind instruments and band leader), Peter Hata (guitar), June Kuramoto (koto), Johnny Mori (percussion and taiko), Dave Iwataki (keyboards) and Danny Yamamoto (drums). The band is best known for the fusing of Japanese music and other forms of world music into its playing. Hiroshima’s musical roots have a jazz-pop R&B sound. They are regarded as musical pioneers among the Asian American and Japanese American community
Hiroshima’s Grammy nominated album, Legacy (Heads Up, 2009) celebrated the band’s 30 years in the recording industry. Three years later, their latest album, Departure (self produced, 2012) is more than the sum of its parts. Departure showcases not only the incredible skill of each individual player, but the magic that takes place when a group of performers are as tightly knit as Hiroshima.
One of the most unique bands in the world, Hiroshima combines traditional Japanese instruments, including koto, taiko and shakuhachi with western instruments and harmony, embracing rhythms ranging from Jazz to Latin and R&B.
June Kuramoto on the koto is an American treasure and music icon. No one else in the world possesses her ability to bridge the gap between traditional Asian music and western jazz. Hiroshima’s music has been heard in film, television, concert stages and festivals throughout the world.
After three years of successful concerts in La Quinta, Apaulo Music Productions is back with Grooves on the Green at a new venue, the beautiful Indian Wells Golf Resort.
Gold Seating $45 presale, $50 at the door (doors open at 7pm for open seating); $85 VIP reserved table seating presale, $90 at the door (VIP table seating includes a VIP meet and greet with the artists, wine and cheese reception beginning at 6:30pm and quality forward venue seating location.
Indian Wells Golf Resort is located at 45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210. Call (760) 834-3812 for information or visit http://www.indianwellsgolfresort.com/groovesonthegreen.html