JAZZ BY THE BEACH STAGE – SUNDAY : 4th December 2016
7.00pm – 7.45pm
Triple Standard is a trio consisting of George Nagata on piano and beatbox, Daisuke Ito on vocals and beatbox, and Naoto Suzuki on guitar. The trio met back in 2012 for a spontaneous live session which was recorded and released as their debut album “First Encounter”.
When the album hit the streets of Japan, their fresh take on old standards was received warmly and sold out within a year. In the following years as the trio toured Japan, they developed new ideas and arrangements. Drawing inspiration and influences from post 80’s music, film soundtracks and a touch of Brazilian soul, George Nagata arranged songs for the trio’s second album “Second Encounter” with a touch of modern day interpretation to break through music genre barriers.
Triple Standard, in their own unique configuration and approach, continues to keep on redefining the standards with their spirit of interpretation and improvisation.
Triple Standard’s appearance at The Penang island Jazz Festival is supported by The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur