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Kishi Bashi w/ Strings – San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

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Kaoru “Kishi Bashi” Ishibashi studied film scoring at the Berklee College of Music before developing his own shimmering non-movie-related (but still cinematic) musical aesthetic. Incorporating live looping, he’ll be collaborating with an equally fearless string quartet at 2018 Summer Fest.

After starting on violin, the Norfolk, Virginia native incorporated other instruments such as ukulele, double bass, harpsichord, and zither into his impressive multi-instrumental arsenal. His in-concert on-the-fly looping creates sheets of alternately lush and rhythmic sonic layers. In past performances, he’s been known to put his exquisite beatboxing skills on display.

Kishi Bashi was a member of the art rock ensemble Of Montreal and has toured with the likes of Regina Spektor and Sondre Lerche. On Sonderlust (Joyful Noise, 2016), his third and most recent album, he delves into technopop and retro-era dance music while showcasing his frequently falsetto-range singing along the way.


August 11 @ 5:00 pm


Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.


Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

Public Transit

Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)