Rika Ikeda

Native of Japan, having a well known jazz pianist, Hiroshi Ikeda as father, and professional classical singer as mother, Ms. Ikeda started piano at her age of 3, and violin at 4.

Sebastian “Cbass” Chiriboga

Santiago Sebastian “C-bass” Chiriboga is a Percussionist/Improviser/Composer/Educator in the NYC area. He graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and has played/studied with many notable artists such as: Willie Nelson, Annie Lennox, George Garzone, Greg Osby, Gilad Hekselman, Hal Crook, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Frank Foster, Bill Whelan, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ralph …

Racha S”Miles Review on Smooth Jazz Daily

Published Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016 Racha Fora – Racha S’Miles: Racha Fora Tribute to Miles Racha Fora is a merging of culture, Japanese improvisation with Brazilian rhythms. Those cultures dig into the database with Racha S’Miles: Racha Fora Tribute to Miles (2015), a celebration of the music of Miles Davis.

***RINGER OF THE WEEK**** BRAZILIAN MILES… Racha Fora: Racha S’Miles

Published Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016 by George W. Harris • January 14, 2016 Racha Fora is the name of a quartet lead by Hiroaki Honshuku/fl-ewi, forming a core team with Mauricio Andrade/g, Rika Ikeda/v and Rafael Russi/b and along with guests Benhur Oliveira/perc and Dave Liebman/ss the whole band delivers a clever tribute to …

Racha S’Miles Selected Jazz Perspective Magazine Top 10

Published Date: Friday, December 11, 2015 Rahca S’Miles was selected for Best 10 by Hiroko Otsuka, Jazz Perspective Magazine Miles Davis repertoires have been done by so many in the past. This one is a different approach took by an uprising band, consists with Japanese front section and Brazilian rhythm section. We have heard pop …

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