"Pass-the-Hat" Monthly Matinee
at JEREMY'S GALLERY AND CAFE
-Enjoy live jazz flute over a cup of coffee-

From December 2017, we will hold our monthly "pass-the-hat" Saturday matinee at JEREMY'S as we extend our imagination to the days when Jeremy was an aspiring young musician in Greenwich Village.

JEREMY'S opened in Yokohama, Japan on September 22 to pay tribute to the late jazz flutist/artist Jeremy Steig. (We'll be in business till the end of May 2020.) It is a cozy space where guests can enjoy his favorite coffee and sweets and view/purchase his drawings.

The interior of the gallery/cafe is inspired by the many pictures Jeremy drew of New York's coffee houses from the '50s and '60s, where he began performing when he was still in high school. At coffee houses, people passed a hat around to pay the performers. According to his own account, he used to hang out with waitresses and musicians, and drew on paper napkins after school. There, everything began for Jeremy as a professional musician. To view details click here.

Matinee Calendar

An Exhibition/sale of
JEREMY STEIG's OIL PASTELS from 1970s
PART I

&
Special Matinee for
the second anniversary of his passing
with Rie Akagi (flute) & Akane Noguchi (piano)

Saturday, April 14, 2018
2:00 p.m. -
followed by
an introduction to playing pop on the flute
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

“Jeremy Steig has greatly influenced many flutists including me,” Ms. Akagi says as she describes the shock she experienced when she first heard him on a record when she was an aspiring young flutist. "My teacher handed me the LP What’s New and said that it wasn't enough to always sound pretty," she says with a smile.
At the April 14 matinee, she will share with the audience memories from the 1999 interview she had with Jeremy for the JAZZ LIFE magazine.

Rie Akagi: A graduate from Tokyo University of the Arts, Ms. Akagi is just about the only widely-acclaimed female salsa/Latin and soul jazz flutist form Japan. She made her recording debut in 1985 and has so far released 13 albums. Her accomplishments as one of the leading Caribbean music flutists include her Caribbean Seas tours in 2003 and 2008, as well as her performance at the Japan-Puerto Rico Friendship Concert in Puerto Rico, which was part of a Japanese-government sponsored cultural exchange program.
Ms. Akagi is known for her dynamic style and great facility on the flute. She has performed in major overseas festivals including the Concord Jazz Festival in San Francisco, Jazz Plaza in Cuba and Noche Y Galeria in Puerto Rico. She has received much recognition from renowned musicians such as Tito Puente, Larry Hallow, Willie Colon, Michel Camilo and Dave Valentin, and has played and recorded with Luis Perico Ortiz, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Cacheto Mardonado and Batacumbele, Pedro Guzman to name a few. Ms. Akagi is also active in teaching young flutists in both Japan and Puerto Rico. In 2005, she was awarded by UNESCO’S Puerto Rican office for her contributions to promoting cultural and educational exchange between the two countries.