Kaoruko comes from Tokyo where she worked in the nightclubs singing and playing piano. She came to Boston in 1990 to study at Berklee College of Music where she studied jazz composition with Herb Pomeroy, Greg Hopkins and met her mentor of jazz Hal Crook. Kaoruko now leads her band the Kaoruko Jazz Ensemble on the local scenThe first hour of the jam is a concert, featuring the host band - some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the "jammers" who get the opportunity sit in and hone their skills trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!!