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    Keiko Matsui

    Presented by at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    February 21, 2014


    Keiko Matsui

    Beloved throughout the world as a genre-hopping new age pianist and composer, Keiko Matsui fuses contemporary jazz with world music rhythms and classical elements. Keiko's 2013 release Soul Quest marks the 25thanniversary of her American recording debut and features saxophone great Kirk Whalum, guitarist Chuck Loeb (Fourplay) and superstar bassist Marcus Miller (Miles Davis), among others.

    A dedicated human rights activist, Keiko has lent her talent and popularity towards causes as diverse as breast cancer research, earthquake relief, hunger relief and peace activism. This past April she performed along with Herbie Hancock, Hugh Masekela and others for International Jazz Day—an event event held in Istanbul in honor of world peace.  Keiko states, “I always want to dedicate my music to world peace and to use my music to give back to the planet.”  Her PBS special Keiko Matsui: Light Above the Trees garnered her two National Smooth Jazz Awards for “Best Long-Form Video Achievement” and “Best Female Artist.” Routinely topping the Contemporary Jazz Billboard Charts (she was the first Japanese artist to achieve this honor), Keiko is the rare crossover artist to enjoy both mainstream appeal and critical acclaim.   

    “…creating music that celebrates and elevates the human spirit”


    Jazz Monthly

    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    37 Main Street
    Rockport, MA 01966

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $58, $48, $39

    Phone: 978.546.7391


    Streets highlighted in Pink are METERED parking options
    Street highlighted in Blue are UN-METERED parking options
    Red “P” icons indicate Town Metered Parking Lots
    Blue “P” icons indicate Unmetered Town Parking Lots
    Area noted as “NO PARK” is permit parking only, unauthorized vehicles will be towed

    Institution for Savings, 16 Main Street
    Pending availability, free parking is often available for Rockport Music ticket holders, M-F after 6pm; after noon on Saturday and all day Sunday. Enter the lot at the Main Street driveway. Distance to Shalin Liu Performance Center: 200 ft. Please note that other organizations often have access to this lot, and on those days Rockport Music patrons must seek other parking options. Please be aware that if there is not a parking attendant to assist, do not block other cars access to the exit.

    Peg Leg Inn, Beach Street
    Enter the lot via the driveway opposite the Front Beach restrooms. From Memorial Day to early October the lot is available to Rockport Music patrons at a reduced rate of $8, after 5 PM (4 PM on Sundays). Distance to Performance Center: 350 yd.

    Town Hall Annex, 26 Broadway
    Coming from the Route 128 traffic lights, follow Route 127 into town, where the road curves left, go straight ahead onto Broadway. Pass the Senior Center on the left (building with canon out front) and the Post Office on your right. Adjacent to the Resident Parking Lot on your left is a small lot for the Town Hall Annex. This small lot allows for free parking on evenings and weekends. Distance to Performance Center: 120 yd.

    Finally, use of unmetered spaces is encouraged. If possible, Rockport Music asks that you consider avoiding metered parking during the day (evening concerts are fine), as merchants and restaurants depend on these spaces for their patrons. Meters are strictly enforced, 7 days a week. New rates and credit-card accepting meters take effect the week of August 5, 2012: $1/hour from 10 AM to 8 PM.

    Evening Alternative
    Ace Hardware parking lot off Railroad Avenue. If specifically noted on the website or in an email notification to ticket holders, this lot will be reserved for Rockport Music ticket holders. It is located next to the MBTA railroad station. Distance to Performance Center: 1,000 yd (0.6 mile). There is no shuttle service.

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