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Japoricua!

Japonesas + Boricuas = Japoricua! Chiemi Nakai (p), Ruben Rodriguez (b), Wiilie Ruiz (per), Mari Koga (vo)

Birdland Jazz Club 5.14.2017

Mari Koga Sextet at Birdland Jazz Club 5.14. 2017 in NYC

Birdland Jazz Club 5.14.2017

Mari Koga Sextet at Birdland Jazz Club 5.14. 2017 in NYCribe your image.

Birdland Jazz Club 5.14.2017

Mari Koga Sextet at Birdland Jazz Club 5.14. 2017 in NYC

Birdland Jazz club 5.14.2017

Mari Koga Sextet at Birdland Jazz Club 5.14. 2017 in NYC Chiemi Nakai (p), Ruben Rodriguez (b), Vince Cherico (dr), Antonio De Vivo (per), Willie Ruiz (coro)

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12.14 2016 Latin Jazz Holiday Bash at Subrosa NYC

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Uke Hut instore live Valentine's Special. 2.11.2017

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Happy New Year! 1.1.2017

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12.14 2016 Latin Jazz Holiday Bash at Subrosa NYC

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12.14 2016 Latin Jazz Holiday Bash at Subrosa NYC

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12.14 2016 Latin Jazz Holiday Bash at Subrosa NYC

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12.14 2016 Latin Jazz Holiday Bash at Subrosa NYC

Hozenji Jazz Street, Japan

Hozenji Jazz Street Aug 10, 2016 Osaka Japan Mari Koga(vo), Kiyoshi Takeshita (p), Tetsuro Aratama(b), Susumu Kitaoka (dr) and Susumu Terai (G)

Hozenji Jazz Street, Japan

Hozenji Jazz Street Aug 10, 2016 Osaka Japan

Mari Koga Japan Tour 2016

My Awesome Quintet J-Version! Mari Koga (vo), Shiko Ito(P), Yoshio Yamada(b), Kenta Okamoto(Dr) and Takashi Nakazato(Per)

Mari Koga Japan Tour 2016

Mari Koga Japan Tour Perfect Blue Vol.2 Tokyo B-flat 8.6.2016 Mari Koga (vo), Shiko Ito(P), Yoshio Yamada(b), Kenta Okamoto(Dr) and Takashi Nakazato(Per)

Mari Koga Japan Tour 2016

Mari Koga Japan Tour Perfect Blue Vol.2 Osaka Royal Horse 8.5.2016 Mari Koga (vo), Shiko Ito(P), Yoshio Yamada(b), Kenta Okamoto(Dr) and Takashi Nakazato(Per)

Mari Koga Japan Tour 2016

Mari Koga Japan Tour Perfect Blue Vol.2 Nagoya Jazz in Lovely 8.4.2016 Mari Koga (vo), Shiko Ito(P), Yoshio Yamada(b), Kenta Okamoto(Dr) and Takashi Nakazato(Per)

Mari Koga Japan Tour 2016

Mari Koga Japan Tour Perfect Blue Vol.2 Nagoya Jazz in Lovely 8.4.2016 Osaka Royal Horse 8.5.2016 Tokyo B-flat 8.6.2016

Kobe Jazzphonic Radio

Invited as a guest for the radio show,Kobe Jazzphonic. Kobe, Japan Aug 9, 2016

Video shot

With great salsa singer, Yoko, La Japonesa Salsara. For the video shot for Ritmo Caribe Promotion

Artist Photo

Photo by Andrew Levine July 2016

Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland

Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland Mon. 6.12.2016 at 6pm Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Carlo De Rosa(b), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) and Willie Ruiz(Coro)

Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland

Photo by Kieth DeBetham Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland Mon. 6.12.2016 at 6pm Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Carlo De Rosa(b), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) and Willie Ruiz(Coro)

Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland

Mari Koga Quintet at With my mentor/producer Willie Ruiz Birdland Mon. 6.12.2016 at 6pm Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Carlo De Rosa(b), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) and Willie Ruiz(Coro)

Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland

Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland Mon. 6.12.2016 at 6pm Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Carlo De Rosa(b), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) and Willie Ruiz(Coro)

Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland

At the back stage! Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland Mon. 6.12.2016 at 6pm Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Carlo De Rosa(b), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) and Willie Ruiz(Coro)

Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland

Flyer for Mari Koga Quintet at Birdland Mon. 6.12.2016 at 6pm Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Carlo De Rosa(b), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) and Willie Ruiz(Coro)

Artist Photo

Photo By Andrew Levine Oct 2015

Artist Photo

Photo By Andrew Levine Oct 2015

Subrosa Latin Jazz Mondays

Flyer for Subrosa Latin Jazz Mondays with Mari Koga Quintet Nov. 22 2015 Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Ruben Rodriguez(B), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) + Special guest, Willie Ruiz(coro)

Subrosa Latin Jazz Mondays

Subrosa Latin Jazz Mondays with Mari Koga Quintet Nov. 22 2015 Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Ruben Rodriguez(B), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) + Special guest, Willie Ruiz(coro)

Subrosa Latin Jazz Mondays

Subrosa Latin Jazz Mondays with Mari Koga Quintet Nov. 22 2015 Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Ruben Rodriguez(B), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) + Special guest, Willie Ruiz(coro)

Subrosa Latin Jazz Mondays

Subrosa Latin Jazz Mondays with Mari Koga Quintet Nov. 22 2015 Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Ruben Rodriguez(B), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) + Special guest, Willie Ruiz(coro)

At Rehearsal

My new quintet is ready ro rock! Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Ruben Rodriguez(B), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) + Special guest, Willie Ruiz(coro)

Subrosa Latin Jazz Mondays

Subrosa Latin Jazz Mondays with Mari Koga Quintet Nov. 16 2015 Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Ruben Rodriguez(B), Vince Cherico(dr), Roberto Quintero(per) + Special guest, Willie Ruiz(coro)

Mari Koga Quartet  at Jazz at Kitano

Mari Koga Quintet at Jazz at Kitano 9.9.2015 Mari (vo) + Pedro (B)

Mari Koga Quartet  at Jazz at Kitano

Mari Koga Quartet at Jazz at Kitano Wed 9.9.2015 8pm&10pm Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Pedro Giraudo(b) and the guest artist, Yoko, La Japonesa Salsara and Willie Ruiz (coro)

Mari Koga Quartet  at Jazz at Kitano

Mari Koga Quintet at Jazz at Kitano 9.9.2015 Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai (p), Vince Cherico (dr)

Mari Koga Quartet  at Jazz at Kitano

Mari Koga Quintet at Jazz at Kitano 9.9.2015 Mari Koga (vo), Pedro Giraudo(b), Willie Ruiz(coro), Alejandro Aviles (sax)

Mari Koga Quartet  at Jazz at Kitano

Mari Koga Quartet at Jazz at Kitano Wed 9.9.2015 8pm&10pm Mari Koga (vo), Chiemi Nakai(p), Pedro Giraudo(b) and Vince Cherico (dr)

Happy 20th!

SO honored to be performing at the 20th anniversary party of the great radio show "Caribe Latina"

Caribe Latino Show

So honored to be invited to the radio show, Caribe Latino! Great show for the Latin music fans. 09.01. 2015

WHCR

Invited by the radio show on WHCR in New York City

With Nora!

Finally I met my musical idol Nora of Orchesta de la luz! July 2015

Mari Featured on LATINA

Here's a little story about my music and myself on LATINA magazine of Japan June 2015

My story on LATINA

I was featured in the great magazine of Japan "LATINA" June 2015

Ready to go!

Mari Koga Quartet at Shapeshifter Lab

ShapeShifter Lab on July 7, 2015

ShapeShifter Lab on July 7, 2015

with Chiemi Nakai (piano). Pedro Giraudo (bass) and Vince Cherico (drums) Photo by Copie Rodriguez

PERFECT BLUE Album Release

PERFECT BLUE Album Release

April 1, 2015 Jazz at Kitano with Chiemi Nakai, Pedro Giraudo, Vince Cherico, Jimmy Bosch, Yoko Mimata and Willie Ruiz

PERFECT BLUE Album Release

PERFECT BLUE Album Release

April 1.2015 Jazz at Kitano

PERFECT BLUE Album Release

PERFECT BLUE Album Release

April 1, 2015 Jazz at Kitano

PERFECT BLUE Album Release

PERFECT BLUE Album Release

April 1, 2015 Jazz at Kitano

Filmed in East Village, NYC

Filmed in East Village, NYC

Clips from the video shooting of LLuvia de Lagrimas on April 29, 2015

Que Viva La Musica

Que Viva La Musica

Being interviewed by Vicki Sola on Que Viva la Musica, WFDU 89.1 FM on March 28, 2015

Japan Deco

Japan Deco

March 27, 2015 at Philadelphia Museum of Art with Kuni Mukami Quintet and Masae Setouchi

Somthin' Jazz Club Mar 19, 2015

Somthin' Jazz Club Mar 19, 2015

Somthin' Jazz Club Mar 19, 2015

Somthin' Jazz Club Mar 19, 2015

with Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Trio

Japan Tour Jan 2015

Japan Tour Jan 2015

Toru Nakajima (piano), Yoshio Yamada (bass), Kenta Okamoto (drums) and Tokujiro Hamano (congas)

Japan Tour Jan 2015

Japan Tour Jan 2015

Japan Tour Jan 2015

Japan Tour Jan 2015

Toru Nakajima (piano), Yoshio Yamada (bass), Kenta Okamoto (drums) and Tokujiro Hamano (congas)

PERFECT BLUE Recording scene

PERFECT BLUE Recording scene

Co-Producer Willie Ruiz (Per), Kamilo and Sandra Kratc at Soundworks Recording Studio

PERFECT BLUE Recording scene

PERFECT BLUE Recording scene

Alex Hernandez (bass), Chiemi Nakai (piano), Sebastian Nickoll (congas) and myself

PERFECT BLUE Recording scene

PERFECT BLUE Recording scene

Franco Pinna (drums), Alejandro Aviles (Tenor Sax), Pedro Giraudo (bass) and Mike Rodriguez (trumpet)

PERFECT BLUE Recording scene

PERFECT BLUE Recording scene

Maximo Rodriguez (bass), Vince Cherico (drums), Ruben Rodriguez (bass) and Yoko Mimata (coro)

With Jimmy Bosch

With Jimmy Bosch

Sob's(NYC), Savannah Music Festival(GA) and Taji Lounge (NYC)

Photo By Marcin Muchalski

Photo By Marcin Muchalski

Photo By Marcin Muchalski

Photo By Marcin Muchalski

Photo By Marcin Muchalski

Photo By Marcin Muchalski

Artist Photo

Photo by Andrew Levine July 2016