July 19, 2014 SATURDAY at DILIBERTO WINERY 7pm
12/21/2014 6:14:56 AM - I will be performing once again at the beautiful Diliberto Winery in Jamesport, NY, heart of the infamous Long Island's North Fork wine trail.  Joining me once again is the brilliant jazz pianist Misha Tsiganov.  Please joint us for a night of music (combination of my originals as well as covers), a glass (or two or...what the heck, a bottle!) of Diliberto's delicious wines (and they have a great brick oven baked pizza as well!).  Starts at 7pm, we'll be going for two sets.  Hope to see you there!

250 Manor Lane
Jamesport, NY  11901
(631) 722-3416
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NEW CD "SOULCEPTION" RELEASED JULY 17, 2012!
Already getting positive reviews, I am happy to announce the release of my newest offering, "Soulception."  With conceptualization and writing started late 2011, and the recording & mix then mastering completed the first half of 2012, this all-acoustic project is my first time recording for U.S. based label Adventure Music.  Featuring some of NY's cream of musicians in the jazz scene (Adam Rogers-guitar, Boris Kozlov-bass, Nate Smith-drums, and Alex Sipiagin-trumpet/flugelhorn/bass trumpet & horn arrangement), there are also special guest appearances by Gil Goldstein on accordion as well as Brazilian artist Ed Motta adding his luscious vocals in our duet on a cover of Milton Nascimento's "Bridges."  Other covers include label-mate Hamilton de Holanda's instrumental track "Brasilianos" which I added my lyrics to, as well as self-covers of "Map of the Soul" (co-written with and recorded for Nagoya artist-producer Brisa) and "Native Tongue" (from my 2004 duet album "Naked Breath").  Please check it out!
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SOULCEPTION TOUR CONTINUES IN JULY -- JAPAN!
The brand new original Monday Michiru album "Soulception" will be released July 17 through Adventure Music, and to commemorate, there are more dates in Japan!  See events page for more of Monday's live performances in Sapporo (for the Sapporo City Jazz Festival), Tokyo, Matsumoto, and Fukuoka!
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ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH INDONESIAN MAKEUP BRAND PAC
Who would have thought that as I enter my more mature years that a make up brand would approach me to be their "Makeup Ambassador"?  But this is indeed what has blessed me:  Starting in August 2012 and slated for two years, I have entered an endorsement deal with Indonesian make up brand PAC.  PAC is the modern make up brand, largely geared for theatrical and stage use with its dramatic and exotic colors and textures, under the larger umbrella of the Martha Tilaar Group.  Founded by Martha Tilaar, an Indonesian native now in her 70s, Martha began the seeds of her now large empire over 40 years ago in the garage of her parents' home working to create products to beautify Indonesian women through her various products, from skin care, make-up and spas.  We kicked off the endorsement announcement last month (June, 2012) with news conferences, magazine shoots, as well as a concert alongside the present PAC "Ambassador" Indonesian singer Dewi Sandra. 
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SHINE ON FOUNDATION PROJECT JUST RELEASED!
Charity recording project for Shine On Foundation just out! Proud to have participated by producing and singing on one of the tracks, "Baby Rachel," written by foundation founder Mark Ferris. Check it out!
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NEW ALBUM "DON'T DISTURB THIS GROOVE" RELEASED MAY 25, 2011
Even though I swore I wasn't going to do another cover album so soon after my last one ("My Ever Changing Moods" 2007), here we are just 4 years later with a new cover album.  But sometimes projects just happen, as is the case with this one.  What started as two individually commissioned covers for Grand Gallery label's compilations (first was Stevie Wonder's "As," then came Brand New Heavies' "You Are the Universe"), label head Yasushi Ide asked if I'd like to round them off with a whole album of covered works and the project slowly grew into what became "Don't Disturb This Groove."  Recorded, mixed and mastered in NY with my long trusted sonic genius & comrade, Grammy winner Dave Darlington, tracks include "I Know You, I Live You" (Chaka Khan), "Best of My Love" (The Emotions), "I Can't Help It" (Michael Jackson), "Ooh La La La" (Teena Marie), "Don't Disturb This Groove" (The System), "Um Amigo" (Azymuth), "Dreams of Tomorrow" (Marilyn Scott), and "No Woman No Cry" (Bob Marley).  The album spent several weeks #1 in Japan's iTunes upon its release and has gotten great feedback.  Although it is released only in Japan, if you are based outside Japan and would like to buy a copy, I can send it to you for a far more reasonable price than you'll find at online import shops.  Drop me a line at:  monday@mondaymichiru.com
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SKYPE LESSONS WITH MONDAY MICHIRU
NEW!  I am offering vocal lessons via Skype!  
Since 1997, I have been called upon by various producers to help direct young and sometimes inexperienced singers in the studio, and have discovered that I actually love to teach!  Having conducted my first vocal workshop a couple of years ago in Tokyo, I feel there's a lot I can pass on to singers of different levels.  
We can discuss what your needs are and come up with a time to Skype together.  Half hour, full hour, or a series of lessons are available.  
If you're interested, contact me directly at monday@mondaymichiru.com
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Pictures of Hope -- Destination Magazine in Japan Wants Your Pictures!
Needless to say, the recent events of disasters ravaging the Iwate Prefecture and consequently everyone in Japan is reverberating heavily with me and I have a constant lump in my throat.  While a donation was made to Red Cross by us, it just doesn't feel enough for a country that I love, feel indebted to, and am proud to carry the blood of. 

DJ Jeff Brown, who you may recall from the S-Ken "Jazz Hip Jazz" days and who also produced two of the tracks on my "Jazz Brat" project, sent me an amazing picture with him and his buddies and spearheaded by artist Alex Soroken which I share with you here.  It gave me positive energy, and I realized that while monetary contributions are of course welcome, we from overseas need to let the people of Japan know that we care, that we are in support and solidarity, that they are thought of and loved.  It is not just the immediate people who are in the devastated areas, but my beloved Tokyo and many other areas of Japan which suffers with its already ailing economy further paralyzed -- food and water is scarce, the radiation is now the unknown enemy, there are controlled black outs, aftershocks continue, and people live in fear and uncertainty.

I invite you to contribute any photos you can take to show your support and positive vibes.  These pictures will be published in future issues in the following months.  Please send directly to the magazine:  destination-tokyo@nifty.com

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APRIL 3 2011 -- "NYC LOVES JAPAN" EVENT AT CIELO CLUB
I'M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE RAISED $12,000 FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE JAPAN QUAKE-TSUNAMI DISASTER!!! 

Alex Prat who I knew from the Tokyo days put together, along side Dennis Kane, a beautiful night of support and love at Cielo with some of NYC's outstanding DJs, including Francois Kevorkian and Rich Medina, to help raise money for the victims of the Japan disaster to be donated to Red Cross Japan.   I was honored to participate by doing a PA live.  Stussy had special shirts that they were selling, again with all proceeds going to Red Cross, and pins were given out to everyone as they walked in.  There were many non-Japanese people who had formerly lived in Japan or had some ties there, and it was good to see old friends and meet new ones who I'd heard about over the years.  I was reminded that the world is so small when one realizes the way we are all tied together, as was so evident last night. 

You can continue to give to our brothers and sisters in Japan who are still facing many aftershocks and problems due to the radiation seeping in the ocean, air, and soil.  Go to Red Cross online and select Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami and donate if you haven't done so already.

Thank you to those who came -- this is evidence of the love, warmth, and power of New York!!
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Soulfeenix feat Monday Michiru "Brazilian Love Affair" out April 3, 2009!
I love the production Soulfeenix from Spain did on my "Your Eyes" track off the NEXUS album, and I pounced on his offer to sing this classic George Duke tune from the 70s.  Soulfeenix gives it a funk-house touch and it is KILLING!  Check it out!
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"EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT" Yellowtail featuring Monday Michiru out Feb 19, 2009
This is one funky and fun little 12" (if I may say so myself!) out on Bagpak Records.  Yellowtail is credited for one of my remixes on "Alternate Routes" and we teamed up for this bopping track which got the remix treatments by Daisuke Tanabe, Kay Suzuki and U-Key.  I love that there is the Japanese connection albeit we're holding fort in various areas around the globe:  Yellowtail in Brooklyn, Daisuke Tanabe in Tokyo, Kay Suzuki in London, U-Key in Boston, and me amongst the vinyards in Long Island ;-)  Already getting a lot of buzz!
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New PV from NEXUS!!
It's been over 8 years since I've had a promo video, but the Japanese label Knife's Edge has graciously allowed me to make one from the lead cut for the Japanese market, "Sands of Time."  After 2 days of filming in Manhattan, it reminds me a little at times of the opening to a 70s show I used to watch as a kid starring Mary Tyler Moore.  A laid back and fun video that I hope will make you smile :-)
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Complete Discography and Biography
Here is a downloadable PDF file containing my most current discography and biographical information.
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"NAKED BREATH" CD (released December 2004)
I am very excited to share with you my first offering through ArtistShare, "Naked Breath," which was recorded in New York City in October, 2004. It is an intimate album entirely of guitar and vocal duets, featuring guitar virtuoso Adam Rogers. The tunes are all my originals, with some older tunes mixed with new ones. If you go into the download link on the top menu, you will be able to find an mp3 file of one of the tracks from the album, "Rainbows" which you can download and check out in its entirety. I hope it will attract you to buy the CD which you can purchase through the various ArtistShare's Participant Projects. Just go into the top right corner of the menu into the ArtistShare link, and check through "Routes," where you will find not only "Naked Breath" offered in various packages in CD and download forms, but also my album "Routes" (releaesd December 2005).
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LOVE! STEVIE! album out June 4, 2008
Grand Gallery in Japan will be releasing the compilation album of Stevie Wonder remakes, of which I was a part of, on June 4. Other artists include Ananda Project, DJ Spinna, Richie Stephance, A Hundred Birds, AK, Chieko Kinbara, Yoko Ota and Studio Apartment.
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"CO" -- A Compilation of My Various Collaborative Works Out Now
Yet another compilation album of my previous tracks, but this one has a little twist. Not only did Kenichi Yanai of Soul Source, who compiled this collection, choose tracks from my solo works produced or remixed by others, but he also expanded the choices to include tracks which featured me on other projects, including Jazztronik, Mondo Grosso and Soul Source (but of course!). AND -- the clincher -- a new remix by new Japanese duo who are making the underground waves worldwide, Studio Apartment, of YOU MAKE ME. Check it out!
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JOBINIANA Released October 2007
A tribute to the great Antonio Carlos Jobim which I am proud to be a part of featuring many Japanese artists including Orange Pekoe, Bird, etc.
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MY EVERY CHANGING MOODS cover album
Released July 4, 2007 from Geneon Entertainment in Japan, this is an album solely of cover tunes by various artists and singers who have inspired me throughout my career and life. The tracks are all acoustic live recordings, something I haven't done since "Delicious Poison," and features some of New York's cream of the crop top jazz musicians: Antonio Sanchez (drums), Scott Colley (acoustic bass), Fima Ephron (electric bass), Jon Benitez (electric & acoustic bass), Daniel Sadownick (percussions), Henry Hey (keyboards), Adam Rogers (guitars), Alex Sipiagin (horn arrangement and trumpet/flugelhorn) and Donny McCaslin (saxes & flute). Tracks include Blondie's "Call Me" given bossa treatment, SOS Band's "Just Be Good To Me" on the Latin Soul tip, Joyce's "Aldeia de Ogum," an acoustic version of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors," the title track Style Council's "My Ever Changing Moods" ala Americana and more.
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Monday Michiru Radio!
I'll be putting up different trax of my body of works which spans over a decade, from my "acid jazz" days to the more twisted and well-fused works I currently do, some old favorites as well as my less known trax. Please check it out, and check back for the next round!
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Monday Michiru Live DVD Released July 5, 2006!
Well, this is a first for me and I'm very excited. While on our "Routes" Spring Japan tour, we recorded for DVD our performance at the Liquid Room in Tokyo, which Geneon released on July 5th. I tried out a new unit with Genta on drums, Henry Hey on keyboards and computers, my husband of course on trumpet and flugelhorn, and myself. Where's the bass you ask? We mixed live performance with pre-recorded tracks, and with all my doubts and fears, it actually came off pretty darn cool!

At this stage, it is limited to a release only in Japan. Check it out!
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The New Remix Project "Alternate Routes"!!
I'm very excited to announce the release of the new remix project of material primarily from my album "Routes," aptly named "Alternate Routes." There's a whole story behind the people who have lent their hands and sounds to the remixes, which is shared in a series of blogs. There are 6 tracks in all: "Hung Up - PTH Sprung Up Mix," "The Right Time - Yellowtail Remix," "Don't - Casamena Backyard Mix," "You Don't Know" (Monday Michiru featuring Part Time Heroes), "Philosophy Road - PTH Hideout Mix," and "The Right Time - Jephte's Tet Kale Mix." Already several of the remixes are creating a buzz in the underground! Available either as a download or CD, you can get it here exclusively alongside the new to-be-made album from the project "Flow"!
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Newsletters
Starting in June 2005, I began a newsletter which I will be releasing every month, published in the home website in the news/reviews link, as well as sent out via e-mail to those in my mailing list (you haven't signed yet?!! Be in the Monday loop -- sign up!). In it, I explain where I'm at with my project, "Routes," links to newly uploaded features (such as photos, journals, etc.) and news of other uploaded material linked to the project, and many outside projects I am working on. Check out my latest November issue of the newsletter.
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Monday Michiru Radio
2011 -- maybe it's time to give this radio a little revamp?  (finally!)  These past several years, I've been doing a lot of interesting features, many which are not readily available, so I thought I'd showcase those tracks.

1.  Cosmic Laws -- Ptaah feat Monday Michiru (released April 2011)
2.  Map of the Soul -- Brisa feat Monday Michiru (released 2008)
3.  Breathe -- Designed People feat Monday Michiru (released 2009)
4.  I Believe -- Daisuke Tanabe feat Monday Michiru (released 2010)
5.  Everything Is Alright (Daisuke Tanabe AM Remix) -- Yellowtail feat Monday Michiru (released 2009)
6.  Tiger Eyes (English Version) -- Jazztronik feat Monday Michiru (released 2006)
7.  Brazilian Love Affair -- Soulfeenix feat Monday Michiru (released 2009)
8.  Dancing on the Stars -- Jephte Guillaume feat Monday Michiru (released 2010)
9.  What's It All About -- Anan Ryoko feat Monday Michiru (released 2010)
10.  I Was Made For Loving You -- Kyoji's Sound Wonderland (released 2009)
11.  Path to Love -- Ezel feat Monday Michiru (released 2010)
12.  I'll Be There -- DJ Makai feat Monday Michiru (released 2010)
13.  Come Into My Life -- Soul Source feat Monday Michiru (released 2008)
14.  Everything Is Alright (U-Key remix) -- Yellowtail feat Monday Michiru (released 2009)
15.  Cosmic Laws (Phil Asher Restless Soul Vocal) -- Ptaah feat Monday Michiru (released 2011)
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Nexus CD Participant
Welcome to my CD Participant Package for the "Flow" project! I'm excited to share with you the unfolding of my new album from the conceptualization, all the creative processes from writing to demos,...
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Monday Michiru Press Kit 2011