Sharon Minemoto Quintet
from Vancouver BC
Performing together for the past eight years, pianist/composer Sharon Minemoto’s quintet is one of the tightest and most exciting live jazz groups on the scene. Playing in the post-bop tradition and influenced by Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Brad Mehldau, and Stevie Wonder, Sharon’s original music is diverse and refreshing—a great showcase for her considered and highly melodic piano style. Their live CD, Side A (Cellar Live), captures the band’s vitality. With Jon Bentley tenor sax, Brad Turner trumpet, Darren Radtke bass, Bernie Arai drums.