We are so excited to announce that acclaimed New York-based composer and instrumentalist Kaoru Watanabe will be our live performer at our Farm to Table Dinner to benefit the Palisades Free Library. On October 9th, Kaoru will bless us with his melodic, authentic, and engaging music which focuses on points of connection: the joints between Western jazz and Eastern traditional, Japanese theater and political action, the ancient and the all-too-contemporary.
Kaoru’s signature skill of infusing Japanese culture with disparate styles has made him a much-in-demand collaborator. Watanabe's impressive list of creative works across different media reflects his ever-curious ear and wandering eye. He has collaborated with iconic, groundbreaking artists such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, Laurie Anderson, Jason Moran, Rhiannon Giddens, flamenco dancer Eva Yerbabuena, and Alicia Hall Moran.. His works have been performed in Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Kabukiza, Théâtre du Châtelet, the Sydney Opera House, and other venues across five continents and on October 9 he will be at Lomar Farms for a performance you don’t want to miss!