Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

VietNamNet Bridge – Rie Furuse will return as resident entertainer
in the Park Lounge of the Park Hyatt Hotel Saigon during March and


Park Hyatt Hotel Saigon, Rie Furuse, jazz clubs, Dokkyo University
Rie Furuse – Photo: Courtesy of the Park Hyatt Hotel Saigon.

Growing up in Japan, Furuse started her musical
repertoire playing piano at three, then mastering the flute at 12.
Because of such admiration for Patti Austin, Lorez Alexandria and Renata
Mauro, her growing interest dictated her future vocation. Taking
matters into her own hands, she proceeded to take vocal training under
the tutelage of Erina Iwasaki and Sabrina Montgomery.

studying for a degree in French Literature at Dokkyo University in
Tokyo, she discovered a fascination for jazz and at the same time
launched her singing career. After performing in several jazz clubs in
Tokyo, she decided to go international and recorded her first album in
Boston, the U.S.

In 2007, Furuse flew to Hawaii followed by
tours in Singapore and Vietnam. During her time in Vietnam, Furuse was
recognized in the festival of 48-Hour Film Project Awards held in HCMC.

She received Best Music Award for her ballad, “The One”, which was featured on the movie soundtrack, “Postcards from Heaven”.

then decided to move to Paris to follow in the footsteps of jazz giants
who cultivated the scene in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. As a result, she
has created her own musical style, a mix of contemporary jazz, fusion,
funk and jazz-pop.

Furuse returns for her second engagement at
the Park Lounge nightly, except Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
from March 1 – April 30.

Source: SGT

By vivian