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Kuni Mikami Trio at "Jazz in the Sky" Plays Ellington and Gershwin

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

The Kuni Mikami Trio

Kuni Mikami on Piano
Bryce Sebastien on Bass
Joel Fass on Guitar
“Jazz in the Sky”
Terrace in the Sky
400 West 119th Street
Btw. Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
October 31, 2006

(See September 26, 2006 Bill O’Connell-Dave Valentin-Richie Flores Review).


Just Squeeze Me
Sophisticated Lady
Take the A Train
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
(Duke Ellington)

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
( Antonio Carlos Jobim)

If You Could See Me Now
(Tad Dameron)

I Can't Get Started
(Vernon Duke)

(Jerome Kern)

(Paul McCartney)

But Not for Me
(George Gershwin)

For tonight’s Halloween “Jazz in the Sky” event, the Kuni Mikami Trio performed indoors at the elegant Terrace in the Sky Restaurant, with glassed walls, overlooking the New York skyline and Hudson River. The Trio was one star, and the view was the other. Kuni Mikami played for many years with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and was Lionel Hampton’s pianist, as well. The easy swing and ballads, listed above, were elegant, upbeat, and purely danceable. This is a Trio for special occasions, when the request is for songs “that we know” and “music for dancing and dreaming”. Kuni Mikami’s small piano was clear, resonant, and melodic, with Bryce Sebastien’s bass warm and earthy. Joel Fass took thematic leads often, and he plays the guitar with eloquence.

“Jazz in the Sky” will continue indoors, “Pre-Thanksgiving”, on November 21, 2006, with Duo Guitars, Howard Alden and Gene Bertoncini, in Django, Ballads, and Brazilian, through the following winter months, to re-appear outdoors on the Terrace in early Spring, 2007. Keep checking Upcoming Events, click here, for news of “Jazz in the Sky” dates and musicians. Call Terrace in the Sky at 212.666.9490 to reserve a good seat or table. Tell them you saw them on

Kuni Mikami on Piano and Bryce Sebastien on Bass
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Joel Fass on Guitar
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Kuni Mikami on Piano
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at