Broadway musicals have been the source of many notable jazz standards, and this album continues the DIVA tradition of reimagining great songs. Each selection on this recording has an inherent musical depth, context, and meaning, energized by our original interpretations that will hopefully elicit fond memories for our listeners. Each arrangement was commissioned to highlight the power, force, and beauty of The DIVA Jazz Orchestra’s ensemble sound, and to feature our ﬁfteen exceptional soloists.
Years in DIVA: 20 / Hometown: Hyogo, Japan / Favorite Food: Rice, peaches
Favorite Thing to Do When Not Playing Music: Playing and watching tennis, enjoying food and wine.
Favorite DIVA Memory: A lot of fun memories traveling Europe, especially Germany with Stanley Kay. Also being part of the 25th Anniversary Project.
Tip for Young Musicians: Take chances! Don't be afraid of mistakes!