Madoca™ Kawahara a.k.a. MADOCA™[pronounced “ma du ka”] is a Japanese American female producer, pianist/ keyboardist/ composer. Her style consists of contemporary/ classic jazz, fusion, soul, funk, Latin and Salsa blended together to provide sustenance for your mind and soul. Madoca began studying piano/organ at the age of 7 and graduated the Senzoku Music University in Kawasaki Japan with a major in Composition and Piano. She had a 3-day live audition before being awrded her scholarship programs at the Nemu Music and she studied jazz piano, jazz theory, ensemble, composition, arrangement etc. under educators from Berklee College of Music.
Madoca got her first taste of show business in 1993 when touring with Japanese national bands and also performing on NHK TV in Tokyo/ Osaka. She has performed with several American Jazz/R&B bands in Tokyo/ Yokohama, Yokosuka ).
In 1994, Madoca moved to Hong Kong where she performed/ world tour (Australia, France, United Kingdom, United States of America etc.) with various Chinese major artists including PolyGram recording artist Jacky Chueng, Sandy Lam etc. Her selection, “I Don’t Cry Anymore” was the winner Song Writer’s Quest, a competition organized by the Composer and Authors Society of Hong Kong.
She has worked with numerous American recording artists including Eric Marienthal, Paul Young, and has even opened for Chris Botti.
“America is one of my favorite countries” she says. Madoca™ Kawahara ‘s musical capability and style are influenced by and spans the spectrum of Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample and Chick Corea, Jeff Lorber fusion, Ramsey Lewis, Jimmy Smith, George Duke, Donald Byrd, Eddie Palmieri yet are uniquely her own. Paying her performance dues for the last 20 years, it is now time for Madoca to come to the forefront as an artist.
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm Admission: $25.