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Recent on-goings this first half of 2014~
Finishing up the studio recording of the Strange Fellowe, ACT I: Love, delving into the world of ACT 2: Pity, playing a show centered around Tarantino films every week, a solo saxohone show of original music with electronic manipulation, co-composing for animation shorts, and various other fun jazz performances filled with creative music!

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The world premiere of the production,
MARA
will take place at the historic
Ford Theater in Hollywood
on September 21st
It has been great fun playing in and co-writing for this production of 25 Carnatic dancers and 16 musicians of various musical backgrounds centered on the ellusive nature of the mind. It's going to be epic!

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Act I of the new Jazz Opera,
"Strange Fellowe",
will be staged on
October 26th and 27th
at the Fais-Do-Do in Los Angeles!
This has been a long-time collaboratory project by Jerome Parker, Nick DePinna, and myself, and we're so very excited to see it staged!!

Lots of background and behind-the-scenes entries on our blog

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A string of fun shows coming up this month with
the Aditya Prakash Ensemble!
Upcoming dates here

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Read the L.A. Weekly review here

Jessica Jones & Hitomi Oba!
Special Joint Show
of Original Compositions

at the Blue Whale
Tuesday, July 24th; 9:00 pm
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Jessica Jones - tenor sax
Hitomi Oba - tenor sax
Dominic Thiroux - bass
Mike Lindsay - drums


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Hitomi Oba Group
Mendocino Music Festival
Monday, July 9th; 3:00 pm
for tickets, go here

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Hitomi Oba Group returns to
the Jazzschool
Friday, July 6th; 8:00 pm
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original music by Hitomi featuring:
Hitomi -saxophone, vocals
Dan Marschak - piano
Noah Garabedian - bass
Jody Giachello - drums
for tickets and more information, go here

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Hitomi Oba Group at the Blue Whale!
May 9th, 9:00 pm & 10:30 pm sets
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original music (many premiers!) by Hitomi featuring:
Hitomi -saxophone, vocals
Charles Altura - guitar
Ryan McGillicuddy - bass
Jody Giachello - drums
see flyer here

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Nova's EP, 'Periapsis'
Now available not only on iTunes,
but also as hard copy discs!!
Available for purchase at CDBaby.

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