Mai Sugimoto Quartet

Mai Sugimoto Quartet

Mai Sugimoto - saxophone
Russ Johnson - trumpet
Katie Ernst - bass
Charles Rumback - drums

Mai Sugimoto is a Japanese born saxophonist and composer living in Chicago, IL. In 2018, released her debut quartet album, Born/Raised (Asian Improv Records) which was made possible by an artist grant from the city of Chicago. Sugimoto is an integral member of Chicago-based quartet, Hanami, that has released two albums and appeared in Chicago Jazz Festival. She often appears with bassist, Tatsu Aoki’s ensembles including Fred Anderson Legacy Band. Howard Reich of Chicago Tribune has described her "a compelling performer” with “dry-champagne tone and lyrical lines."Sugimoto channels inspiration from her Japanese and American musical roots into writing and performing with various groups.


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