A very special treat awaits Jazz aficionados at Stonehouse come Friday, April 16th. A dinner-concert, dubbed "Taking a Chance on Love", will feature Japanese/OPM male artist AISAKU YOKOGAWA and introduce young but talented female Jazz singer YUMI KUTSUKAWA.

AISAKU, born to and raised by Japanese parents, is an amazing multi-lingual performer. Aside from singing in his native tongue, he never fails to surprise the audience as he dishes out OPM favorites in flawless Tagalog. Aisaku's talent is evident in his repertoire of Latin ditties translated into Tagalog known as "SALINAWIT", by no less than National Artist Pete Lacaba, and Japanese songs popularized by Ted Ito. His Chinese song renditions has also endeared him to Chinese music lovers. Aisaku, who is multi-talented, is also in demand as a model, events host, art director, graphic/web designer, animator, IT teacher and language interpreter. Be there when AISAKU performs his brand of music in a mix of ballad, jazz and bossa nova.

             Twenty year-old YUMI may be young, but already a talent to reckon with. She first invaded the music scene when she started singing at the age of eight. Since her teens, she has sung in hotels, bars and lounges in the Metro. Despite juggling her time between studies and a singing career, Yumi managed to keep her name on the Dean's List at De LaSalle where she is in her senior year of International Studies, major in Japanese. Of Russian and Japanese descent, Yumi captivates her audience with her exotic Eurasian features as well as a voice that reminds one of jazz singers Jane Monheit and Renee Olstead. Audiences particularly love her sultry version of jazz standards, juxtaposed with her fresh interpretation of pop jazz.

            Providing front act is ROSS DIO, one of the finalists at Season 2 of the globally popular Pinoy Dream Academy (local counterpart of Endemol's "Operacion Triunto"). Ross, who sings baritone and plays the guitar, has performed both with bands and as solo artist. Mentored by seasoned musicians like songwriter/producer Larry Hermoso, by The maestro Ryan Cayabyab during his Dream Academy days, and now by PETA theater and voice coach Greg Colasito, Ross is eager to carve a niche in the music industry as performer and songwriter. He has shown his forte in R&B and acoustic rock, but given his talent and style, there is no limit to what Ross can achieve as an artist.

           Also performing as a special guest is NONA GALAN, a seasoned Jazz artist who sings regularly and has her own following at Stonehouse.

           "Taking a Chance on Love" is presented by TangerineSkies Artist PR ; Entertainment Gateway, Xquisite Artist International Production, The National Social Action Council and CURVES Fitness Center for Women. The event is also brought to you by TV5, NET25, ICON Online Magazine, Jazzuality.com, MusikLokal.com, MyDesignFolder.com, ClickTheCity, Circuitmag, The Heirloom Manila, Noel Paningbatan Real Estate Solutions, SJAELU Atelier, White Box Photography, Greenice Photography, Supremo Productions, MOTZ Fitness Camp, Via Dermatologica Clinic, Women's Insider, People's Journal, Daigdig Pinoy, People's Tonight, and Taliba.

         Venue is at GF 'Star Tavern' of Stonehouse, 1315 E.Rodriguez cor. T.Morato QC. Tickets for the concert are at Php 500 (with Php 150 worth consummable of dinner or drink. Show starts at 8:00 pm. For inquiries/reservations, call: 5150865, 0917-2714829, or email tangerineskies.inc@gmail.com

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