LATEST NEWS

December 2015

YES! 5*****!

December 27, 2015

 

My album "PERFECT BLUE" has recieved the latest review from Cano's salsa, trusted critic of Latin music. I'm very honored to get 5 star revire! Thank you, Cano!

SINGLE DIGITAL RELESE IN JAPAN

December 25, 2015

 

The raido edit version of 'LLuvia de Lagrimas" will be on sale with the new Japanese title "Yamanai Ame" means "Non-Stop Rain".  Available at iTunes, Amazon and various download store of Japan. You can find it in Latin and J-pop cotegory. Check it out!

November 2015

INTERVIEWED BY THE PACE REPORT

November 19, 2015

 

Interviewed by Brian Pace at Subrosa on Monday Nov.16th. You see the part of show and the interview. Check it out and please "LIKE" if you enjoyed!

 

 

 

LATIN JAZZ MONDAYS AT SUBROSA!

November 16, 2015

 

Mission completed! I had a great night, hope you did too!
I'm sending millions THANKS to those who came to Subrosa! Wow, full house! Also to my SUPER band. You guys rocked the house! To my producerWillie Ruiz to keep making my dreams come true. And to Subrosa! Great staffs and great vibe made the night so special.My life can not be made without all of your support. THANK YOU!

 

 

October 2015

IT'S MONDAY NOV 16!

October 20, 2015

 

I am so excited to annaunce! My Quintet will be on Latin Jazz Mondays Series at Subrosa of Meat Packing District!

Subrosa is my dream place to parform at and super happy that it came true. It's Novemer 16th. The show times are 8pm and 10pm. Please be there and have fun with me! You'll love the slick urban Latin vibe of this venue. 

 

Mari Koga Quintet - Latin Jazz Mondays at Subrosa

 

Mari Koga - vocal

Chiemi Nakai - piano

Ruben Rodoriguez - bass

Vince Cherico - drums

Roberto Quintero - Congas

 

September 2015

YES, I DID IT AGAIN!

September 9, 2015

 

Mission completed! So honored to be back to Jazz at Kitano with my killer quartet! Thank you so VERY much those who came to see me. Also big thanks to my great players, Chiemi Nakai (p), Pedro Giraudo (b) & Vince Cherico (dr) for great job! and kisses & hugs to mentor/producer Willie Ruiz,  Yoko Mimata (vo) and Alejandro Aviles (as) for joining us and making the night very special. And don't forget Jazz at Kitano for having me again! Looking forward to next time! 

ON AIR AGAIN!

September 6, 2015

 

I had a blast being interviewed by Caribe Latino on WKCR 89.9FM! 

So honored to be on NYC's leading Latin Jazz program. Thank you Louie Laffitte and German A Santana for having me. Also congrats, Caribe Latino for the 20th aniversary!

August 2015

ON WHCR 90.3 FM!

August 29, 2015

 

My producer, Willie Ruiz and I was on on WHCR 90.3 FM's Essence and Rhythms with Nelson Radhames.  My latest album "PERFECT BLUE"  and the story about my music was featured. Thanks for those who gave me the positive feedback on my album!

May 2015

MY BROOKLYN DEBUT!

May 23, 2015

 

Mari Koga Quartet's Brooklyn debut at                             has been confirmed.

Tuesday July 7, 2015. 8:15pm - 9:15pm

with Chiemi Nakai (piano), Pedro Giraudo (bass) and Vince Cherico (drums)

Live streaming will be available.  More details to come.

HELLO MIAMI! TUNE IN WDNA 88.9FM

May 22, 2015

 

The songs from my album "PERFECT BLUE" was featured throughout this afternoon on "Latin Jazz Quarter" hosted by Orlando Suarez. It will be kept in his new release rotaion for the next few weeks. Every Friday 12pm-3pm (EDT) Webcast is available.

THE PROMO VIDEO OF MI SALSA EN JAPONES!

May 15, 2015

 

Way far away from debut as an actress but I managed it... This is the video of my song  "Lluvia de Lagrimas", uniquely filmed on the streets of East Village in NYC. Thanks to Yumi Hanamura and                           for the fantastic job! She is the one you should talk to when you need some creativity within the budget on your movie project. 

RECIEVED A NICE REVIEW FROM "JAZZ IN JAPAN"

May 4, 2015

 

"PERFECT BLUE" has received a really nice review by Michael Pronco of "Jazz in Japan".  This is a great website when you plan a trip to Japan. All the informatioon about Jazz including the local musicians, venues and jam sessions is here!

"PERFECT BLUE" LANDED ON THE SOUTH AMERICA!

May 2, 2015


My album "PERFECT BLUE” will be featured on the radio program "Son y Sabor" of Radio BACAN SAT AM1130 in Lima, Peru and their 10 affiliated FM stations nationwide.Tonight 10pm-12am in Lima time ( 11pm-1am EDT) Webcast is available.

 

July 2015

VIVA BRASIL AGAIN!

July 18, 2015

 

PERFECT BLUE has received a nice review from Salsabrasil.net.

And my song "Lluvia de Lagrimas" is on their July's playlist.

I am so excited that my song is on air in Brasil which is my dream destination.

I hope to have a chance to perform there soon!

HAPPY TO BE BACK!

July 14, 2015

 

Mari Koga Quartet will be back to Jazz at Kitano again on Wednesday, September 9th at 8pm!

Of couese the original members of my killer band will be playing with me. Mark your calender NOW! See you all there!

 

Jazz at Kitano

66 Park avenue

Wednesday September 9th.  8pm and 10pm

 

Mari Koga (vocal)

Chiemi Nakai (piano)

Pedro Giraudo (bass)

Vince Cherico (drums)

 

LIVE STREAMING AT SHAPESHIFTER LAB

July 5, 2015

 

My quartet will be playing at ShapeShifter Lab on July 7th.

Won't be able to make it? No Worry! The live streaming is available. You can join us from anywhere on this planet!

 

 

VIVA BRASIL!

July 1, 2015

 

So happy to be on the playlist of Brazil's radio show "Salsa Brasil". My song "Lluvia de Lagrimas" will be rotated during July!

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June 2015

A REVIEW ON TOWER RECORDS' "INTOXICATE"

June 29, 2015

 

My album "PERFECT BLUE" has received a review in "Intoxicate, the free magazine of Tower Records Japan! Yes, Tower Records still exists in my country with nearly 90 branches nationwide, means people still love to buy the physical CDs. That's the way should be! I love my people!

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INTERVIEWED BY JAPAN'S LATINA MAGAZINE

June 23, 2015

 

The story about me and my music is on July issue of  "LATINA". LATINA is the excellent magazine for Latin music/dance lovers. I am so honored to be in the article! 

RECEIVED A NICE DISC REVIEW ON JAZZ LIFE

June 5, 2015

 

PERFECT BLUE received a very nice review on Japan's major jazz magazine " JAZZ LIFE"! So Excited!

April 2015

TUNE IN WCLM 1450 AM - ROCHMOND, VERGINIA.

April 24, 2015

 

FRIDAY APRIL 24. 6PM-10PM (EST)

THE LATIN JAZZ & SALSA SHOW W/ SWEET LOU

I'll be interviewed around 7:30PM.

The webcast is available.

Wish me luck.... it's a live broadcasting!

 

 

YEAH-! No 1 TOP DOWNLOAD!

April 23, 2015

 

"INVITAITON" from "PERFECT BLUE" is available for free downoad at All About Jazz. It hit No 1 of the most popular download in the past 30days! Still available for free. Download it and enjoy!

 

INVITATIONON

Mari Koga (vocal), Alejandro Avilés (tenor sax), Chiemi Nakai (piano), Alex Hernandez (bass), Franco Pinna (drums), Sebastian Nickoll (congas)

YES, ★★★★!

April 21, 2015

 

Nice article about my album "PERFECT BLUE" by Mr. Edward Blanco. I got 4 stars. Yay! Thank you Mr. Blanco and All Ablut Jazz!

 

INTRODUCED TO LATIN DJ'S WORLD! FREE DOWNLOAD IS AVAILABLE!

April 13, 2015

 

Ha! "PERFECT BLUE" was introduced on SOLAR LATIN CLUB where the Latin music DJs and fans gather. Thank you DJ El Chino for a nice album review. ( It's in Spanish!)

Visit the page from the link below. Also Free download of my hybrid salsa "Lluvia de Lagrimas ( it's in Japanese!) is availble. Don't miss it!

 

I WAS THE HAPPIEST PERSON ON THIS PLANET LAST NIGHT!

April 2, 2015

 

My album release at Jazz at Kitano was celebrated by full house, yeah-! Thank you so VERY much to those who were there. You were the most wonderful audience! And thanks to my killer band with Chiemi Nakai, Pedro Giraudo and Vince Cherico! You guys rock! Also Big thanks to Jimmy Bosch, Yoko Mimata and my producer Willie Ruiz to sit in and to make the night very special. I'm so grateful. Arigato-!!

March 2015

QUE VIVA LA MUSICA!

March 28, 2015

 

Vicki Sola's "Que viva la musica" on WFDU FM 89.1 featured my ablum "PERFECT BLUE". Fun to be interviewed in the studio with my producer Willie Ruiz.

Thank you Vicki & Andres for having us! And thanks to those who left the positive feedback about my album! 

Also support Vicki and WFDU to keep music alive!

DECO JAPAN IN PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART!

March 27, 2015

 

This was my third time appaerance of this event.  It took place in Philadephia this year! The dance floor was set up in the beautiful plaza in side of the building and so many people enjoyed swing dancing. Japanese Kimono girls added the grace to the event.

GO CHIEMI!
March 19, 2015

 

My best friend / co-writer / pianist, Chiemi Nakai had a great performance at Somethin' Jazz club in NYC. I sat in for a couple of songs. Fun! 

TAKING OFF TO THE PERFECT BLUE SKY!

March 9, 2015

 

Happy to annaunce!

My album release will be on April 1 at Jazz at Kitano.

Please come and celebrate the release of my new album " PERFECT BLUE'! 

More details come soon!