Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Jazz Keyboardist Keiko Matsui Releases New Studio Album


A board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over three decades of experience, Dr. John Frauens works as an orthopedic consultant for the Division of Corrections in the State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety. Outside of work, Dr. John Frauens spends his time golfing, scuba diving, traveling, and skiing. He also enjoys listening to jazz, and lists Keiko Matsui as one of his all-time favorite artists.

A native of Tokyo, Keiko Matsui started playing the piano when she was 5 years old and launched her professional career as a recording artist for the Yamaha Music Foundation when she was only 17. She continued working as a keyboardist after leaving Yamaha and released her first solo album, A Drop of Water, in 1988.

In the years since releasing her solo debut, Matsui has put out over two dozen albums, including studio LPs, live records, and compilations. Her latest album, Journey to the Heart, was released on August 5, 2016, and soon made it to the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart. Matsui is currently promoting her new album on a world tour that will continue through March 2017.