On April 9th, Monday Michiru had a sold out show at Joe’s Pub and it was an absolutely beautiful night that was filled with her amazing vocal, talents and overall vibes. We especially love the acoustic interpretations of her tracks, including the original Mondo Grosso spoken word classic STAR SUITE.”
Monday Michiru, so named to reflect both her Japanese and American-Italian heritages, started her music endeavors studying classical flute then expanded to singing and songwriting. The daughter of famed jazz musicians; Toshiko Akiyoshi and Charlie Mariano, as well as her stepfather Lew Tabackin, Monday easily adapted the language of jazz heard at home into her other musical influences which range from soul to urban club to Brazilian and etc.
Her 1987 debut in Japan was not in music but as an actress which garnered her Best New Actress awards allowing her to expand her career acting in movies, stage theater and television, as well as hosting her own video programs and modeling for major commercial ads.
Since her 1991 solo record debut, Monday has consistently released albums on an annual basis both for her solo works as well as a featured guest on various artists’ projects internationally. Her musical style runs the gamut from house to jazz to Latin to soul, an undefinable hybrid that is undeniably hers.
Her return to Joe’s Pub celebrates the new release of a double CD compilation of previous works entitled “Portraits In Times: 2002-2013″.