Genre: World, World, Bossa nova
Hi! I am Japanese jazz and bossa nova singer who is living in Rio de Janeiro of Brasil.
I am writing songs basically inspired by Jesus.
I release these songs this year with Niteroi Discos level.
But I have a lot of difficulty to advertise my works 'cause my recording level is municipal, independent and they don't help me a lot.
If there somebody who's interested in my music.
Please feel free to have a contact with me.
Contact : Keiko Omata
Any information would be helpful.
THE KEIKO OMATA BAND.
Announcing the release of our first album, *THE SECRET GARDEN*
Our band is a Gospel Jazz Band, the lyrics proclaim God's love.
Recorded in 2011 the style of the band is basically Brazilian Jazz Music with subtle flavors of Classical and Afro/Latin genres.
All songs were written by Keiko Omata, except for “Tu és fiel, Senhor”(“Great is thy faithfulness” – Christian hymn) and “Sentimento”(Eduardo Farias).
Band members are multi-instrumentalists and play multi-dimensional sounds with a variety of rhythms and grooves.
1-The secret garden / Letra e músic por Keiko Omata
2-Meu amigo Jesus / Letra e músic por Keiko Omata
3- A Humming Bird / Letra e músic por Keiko Omata
4- Looking for the Sky / Letra e músic por Keiko Omata
5- Progressão / Letra e músic por Keiko Omata
6- More than enough / Letra e músic por Keiko Omata
7- Sentimento / música instrumental por Eduardo Farias
8-Savior King / Letra e Música por Keiko Omata
9-Sayonara / Letra e Música por Keiko Omata
10-Tu és fiel / nº 25 HCC/JUERP
Letra : Thomas Obediah Chisolm Música : William Marion Runyan
Tradução : João L.Sutton e JUERP
About the band members...
Keiko Omata (vocalist, flautist, pianist, percussionist, composer) can be best described as a performer without labels, passing though various music styles with ease and vivacity. Keiko was born in Tokyo, Japan, moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2000 and started her singing career. She has a Bachelor Degrees in classical composition and French Literature. She has training in opera singing and has exellent vocal technique. She is also talented in languages and speaks Japanese, English, Portuguese and French fluently. She is now living in Rio de Janeriro, doing recitals and various shows.She has also worked with legendary bossa nova artist Roberto Menescal in a compilation CD.
Eduardo Farias (composer, arranger, pianist, soprano and alto saxophonist, flute, accordion, bass, guitarist, drummer) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started his career at age 14 years. This promising young man is proficient in classical and jazz piano. Not only talented as a multi-instrumentalist, he is also blessed in composition and orchestral arranging.
Abraão Souza (electric and acosutic bassist, pianist, guitarist, drummer) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started his career as a drummer and later he began to play bass at Villa-Lobos Music School in Rio de Janeiro. His swinging lyrical bass lines exibit his strong Rio de Janeiro influences.
Brando Vianna (guitarist, composer, producer) was born in Espirito Santo, Brazil. He started his career playing guitar in small parties and events in Rio de Janeiro. When only 15 years old he began producing with his oldest brother and friends. In 2004 Brando moved to Los Angeles where he received a scholarship from The LA Music Academy and his degree with honors. In LA he played at The Staples Center, night clubs, corporate and private functions. Brando composes and plays his own originals in the Brazilian/Jazz idiom and is a welcome addition to our band.
Marcio Bahia ( drumer, percussionist) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started his career as a percussionist with the Rio de Janeiro City Theater Orchestra. Since his drumming technique is very innovative and original, he is considered one of the most famous drummers in Brazil. Many music schools in foreign countries employ him for lectures regarding the Brazilian style and grooves. He is well-known as the drummer with Hermet Pascoal and Hamilton de Holanda.