Brian Allen Tokyo Concert and Update

May 1st, 2010 by Brian Allen

Howdy Folks,

I’ve been in Tokyo for the past month, playing a dozen or so concerts and finishing up a new recording with Braindreamer, my 10 year old duo with pianist/composer Jacob Koller. We have one more concert this Thursday, May 6. We’ll be sharing the bill with the fantastic duo of pianist/composer Satoko Fujii and trumpeter/composer Natsuki Tamura. Here are the details:

Thursday May 6
Cremonia Studio in Ogikubo
adv. 2000 yen/ at the door 2500 yen
5-22-7 Ogikubo
Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0051

Cremonia is 2 minutes from Ogikubo (JR or subway) south exit. Here is the map (in Japanese!)

If you need any extra info, please email me: brian (at) braintone (dot) com

We’re both doing duo sets with separate grand pianos. Seems like some 2 piano/2 horn quartet excitement is in order too. I played with Satoko 4 years ago at The Stone in NYC with her NY Orchestra and before that as a duo at University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Both were truly special and memorable events. If you don’t know their music, visit Satoko’s website.

Braindreamer is the new name for the duo, originally called Brainkiller. Brainkiller has permanently morphed into a trio with drummer Hernan Hecht so we’ve given each group a separate identity.

For more about Braindreamer, including live and new audio and video material (audio/video), visit Also, visit to see a short “making of” video of our upcoming album “bAtOnQ”.

We’re planning a fall US tour for the new CD release. Please drop a line if you’d be interested in having us perform and/or give a workshop. Performance opportunities are increasingly rare for us. Jacob lives in Tokyo now, playing and teaching like a madman (his new Chopin piano trio CD on the Japanese label Omagatoki is getting gobs of attention here and truly is off the chain, I must say).

Thanks, as always, for your interest.

Brian Allen

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