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KEN YCHICAWA

Drummer, Composer, Educator

 

SCHEDULE

Mar 9    8:30pm

ANIA PAZ TRIO
HABLA JAZZ JAM

@ SELINA MIRAFLORES, LIMA

Mar 11    8:30pm

ANIA PAZ TRIO

@ HOTEL WESTIN, LIMA

Mar 13    8pm

EL HOMBRE
QUE FUE JUEVES

@ TIERRA BALDIA, LIMA

Mar 19    8:30pm

LATIGO SEPA

@XOCHIKALI, LIMA

Mar 23    8:30pm

MELISSA ARANIBAR
MONK'S MUSIC

@ SELINA MIRAFLORES, LIMA

Mar 28    10pm

KEN YCHICAWA
4TET

@ EL GATO TULIPAN, LIMA

Abr 15

RUBEN ROMERO

Abr 25    6:30pm

ANIA PAZ TRIO

@BRITANICO MIRAFLORES, LIMA

Abr 29

ANIA PAZ TRIO

@AUDITORIO CAYETANO HEREDIA, LIMA

Abr 30

TRIBUTO A BIRD
LIMA JAZZ FEST

@PARQUE DEL AMOR, LIMA

 
 
 

ABOUT KEN

Drummer, composer and educator Ken Ychicawa is one of the leading figures in the young jazz music scene in his native Lima, Peru. He has performed across the Americas and Europe as a sideman and as a leader, and collaborated with artists such as Adam Rogers, Jon Cowherd, Peter Bernstein, Yotam Silberstein and the High Definition Quartet.


As a composer, Ychicawa explores avenues of classical, rock, folkloric, and modern and improvised music. He displays this nuanced and chameleonic mixture in his debut album as a leader and producer, ThruWorlds, considered a "remarkable constant discharge of emotions" by El Comercio.

Ken studied the violin and piano at a young age, and begun playing the drums at fifteen. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and New York University, where he was trained as a jazz performer and composer, under the mentorship of jazz figures like Kenny Werner, Hal Crook, Jean Michel Pilc, Ari Hoenig and Guillermo Klein. He has performed at important international venues such as the Rochester Jazz Festival, Edmonton Jazz Festival, Kalisz Jazz Piano Festival, Ecuador Jazz Festival, Estereo Picnic Festival, Gran Teatro Nacional and Teatro Peruano Japonés in Peru, The Gardner Museum in Boston, the Zinc Bar and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, among many others.

A busy session drummer in Lima, Ken works regularly with artists like Ania Paz, Andrew Baker, Fusa Miranda, and his own Kappa Trio, while also touring with indie-folk band Alejandro y Maria Laura. He has worked as artist in residency at music programs in schools and universities in the US and Latin America. Currently, he teaches percussion and composition as a faculty member at PUCP and UPC Universities. In addition to this, he is the founder and director of Peru Jazz Camp, the first educational camp in Peru that is focused in jazz and improvisational music.

 
 
 

DISCOGRAPHY

KEN YCHICAWA
THRUWORLDS

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2017

KAPPA TRIO

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2019

ANDREW BAKER
ESPIRITU

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2019

JESSE BYROM-CARTER
THE NEXT TOMORROW

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2019

CARLOS GUERREROS

 AIRES PERUANOS (SUITE)

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2018

DAVID MANUHUTU

A JOURNEY

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2017

CONTACT

Get in touch with Ken for inquiries about bookings, lessons, commissions, and more info