Madoca & Friends

Smooth Jazz Band from Atlanta, GA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$750 - $4000 per event
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About
Madoca is an internationally acclaimed composer/ Jazz pianist. Madoca based on Trio, Quartet and larger ensemble. She has a unique jazz group "Madoca & Friends" they will bring quality jazz music & fun for all occasions and concerts/ festivals. Madoca & Friends has share the stage with Chris Botti, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliott & more. Madoca headlined the 32nd Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Recently, Madoca Kawahara has chosen as one of the premiere inaugural artists selected to lead cultural exchange in Atlanta for Atlanta Jazz: INTERNATIONAL Sounds Series (Japan) presented by America's Songbird of the South Myrna Clayton and CedarTree Worldwide Productions in June 2019. Madoca has headlined as one of artists by I Am Free Music Festival's "Just Jazzin Event" in 2019. Madoca headlined "Jazz It Up Concert Series" by The Jazz 91.9 WCLK's at St. James Live, Atlanta GA in September 2018. She has also headlined at Jazz Matters Concert, "Celebrating Women in jazz" at the Wrens Nest, Atlanta GA in August 2018. She also performed her latest album, "Illusion Of Love" listening party at Velvet note in Alpharetta GA in 2018. Madoca opened for Joe Sample (RIP), Herbie Hancock, and the Ramsey Lewis Tribute Concerts. She has also opened for Chris Botti, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliott, India Arie, Jean Carne, and Pamela Williams, to name a select few. Madoca™ has performed at the Michelob GOT JAZZ Concert, and has played at Philips Arena for the NBA Atlanta Hawks. Her musical influences include the aforementioned Hancock, Lewis and Sample, as well as Chick Corea, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, Jimmy Smith, George Duke (RIP), Donald Byrd (RIP), and Eddie Palmieri, yet, her style is uniquely her own. She has also worked with Eric Marienthal, Paul Young and All 4 One and many more.

Her latest release, Illusion of Love, is produced by Award winning producer, Bob Baldwin, and showcases the growth and maturity of this very talented Japanese native now living in Atlanta, GA. Madoca Kawahara is the real deal and deserves your immediate attention. Distributed by City Sketches Records (Via The Orchard / Sony Red Music digital platform).
Her first single "Surrender" is catching fire across the country. "Surrender" was on the Billboard Smooth Jazz "Most Added" list in March 2018 and it was on the Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 Chart for April & May 2018. Madoca's second single "On the Beach (With You)" has been on the Billboard Smooth Jazz "Most Added" list in August 2018 and it is currently on the Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 Chart for August, September, October, November 2018. Madoca's third single "Illusions of Love," – the title song from her album was on the Billboard Smooth Jazz and Groove Jazz Music "Most Added" charts on June 17, 2019 and it is currently on the Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 Chart!

We offer for your quiet "cocktail hour sets" of traditional, straight-ahead jazz/or modern contemporary smooth jazz, funk. "concert sets" of high-energy contemporary, Latin jazz fusion flavored with Funk, tasteful original and covers song selections. Madoca has performed everywhere from Concert Venues/ Coliseums, Parks, Convention Centers, Hotels, Jazz Clubs, restaurants, churches, historic venues, country clubs, hospitals, offices, Apartment complexes, Living Mansions & Houses around the world.

INSTRUMENTATION: keyboards, bass, drums, percussion, saxophone/flute, guitar, male vocalist. We offer small ensemble: example... duo, trio, quartet - everything to complement your event.
We will travel anywhere in the United States and overseas.
**Hope to be performing at your events soon!**
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Outstanding...outstanding...outstanding. When I was in my kitchen preparing the food and drinks, I could not believe how fantastic the music sounded, and it was coming from my home. My guests were amazed that I found Madoca and Prince, after just recently moving to Ga. Their music and yeoman effort made the party a complete and total success. 200 per cent satisfied. Gig Masters made it happen. Wow, what a great evening.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Excellent! They were not only professional, they guests LOVED them. I am hiring them for my birthday party!!!! They were great.

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Event

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Madaco & Co. were really great. Our school reunion dinner/dance featured a "Cotton Club" theme. The music and tempo were right on target for the event. Everyone loved them. They are great to just listen to or to dance as well. I would highly recommend Madaco and Prince. They were very professional and easy to work with. I look forward to booking them for another event.

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Wedding Reception

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Madoca and Company were great! We had them play at our wedding reception and they did a wonderful job. If someone wanted the mic to do a toast they obliged. A family friend asked for the mic at one point to sing a song and the band joined in. So many people came up to us and our parents during the reception to comment on how good the band was. They read the crowd perfectly and started the event playing just instrumental. When everyone was ready to dance they started to play good dance songs and sing. It was amazing.

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Madoca and Company performed at our wedding reception and they were absolutely wonderful! We and our guest loved their selection of music and we could not have imagined a more perfect evening without them. If you are looking for a group of jazz artist for your next social gathering, then we highly recommend this talented, professional and humble group of musicians.

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Banquet

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They were absolutely great! They all were very friendly and excellent musicians. I would recommend them and would gladly use them again!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Let me start by saying 'they where fantastic.' The quality of the music was outstanding. My sister (Hostess of the Event)and I are hard pressed to describe in words how 'spectacular' they where. They where AWESOME. We plan to keep them on our "to Book in the Futur" list. We Love Them!

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Celebration

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Could not have had a better performers. Professional, excellent, great and Humble could not close describe these guys. The music was great! They can put an excellent show. It is definately the ultimate to have in any gathering. from 1-10 we give them a 1000000% Great Job guys everyone still talks about you!

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Wedding

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Madoca and Prince have a beautiful sound and their music was so additive to our rehearsal dinner. They were wonderfully pleasant to work with and followed through on everything they promised. Our only dissappointment was that people toasting the bride and groom talked so long that our time to listen to Madoca and Prince was much less than we'd hoped, but that was certainly not their fault. We've also purchased Madoca's CDs and really love her talent. Again, they are beautiful talented people and we enjoyed them very much.

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Fundraiser

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Madoca and Prince were very nice and very accommodating. We had several request for info about hiring them. We would definitely use them again.

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The Foundry
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2019
Aug
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Crystal Lake Golf and Country club
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7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
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Private
ATL, GA
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
2018
Dec
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Columbus
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10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
2015
May
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Columbus, GA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2015
Feb
14
Valentine's Day special event
Atlanta, GA
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2015
Feb
7
Birthday Party (Adult)
Cartersville, GA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2015
Jan
31
Wedding reception
Atlanta, GA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Jan
30
Restaurant
ATL, GA
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Jan
24
Birthday Party (Adult)
Buckhead, GA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Aug
30
TBA
ATL, GA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2014
Aug
23
TBA
Miami, FL
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Beneath the mask
Chick Corea
Sneaky Pete
Patrice Rushen
For all we know
Will Downing
Bridge over the stars
Keiko Matsui
Elegant people
Weather Report
Carmel
Joe Sample
My favorite thing
Luther Vandross
99 flavors
Chick Corea
Robo Bop
Fourplay
Something’s going on
Will Downing
Melodies of love
Joe Sample
Tango in Barbados
David Benoit
I softly surrender to you
Down to the born
Spain
Chick Corea
Magic lady
Jeff Lober
Without your love
Brian Culbertson
Chameleon
Herbie Hancock
You don't know what love is
George Benson
A night in Tunisia
D. Gillespie
Blue Miles
Chick Corea
Sweet home Chicago
Ramsey Lewis
Someday soon
David Benoit
Tomorrow today
Al Jarreau
All I need
Micheal Franks
Blues for Gene
Gene Harris
Don't wait for love
Will Downing
Rio Funk
Lee Ritnouer
Night vision
Peaces of dream
Bueno Funk
Peter White
Body & Soul
John W. Green
Crusaders Medley
Crusaders
My funny valentine
Richard Rodgers
Dindi
John Lucien
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
ALL OF ME
AS TIME GOES BY
AUTUMN LEAVES
BLACK ORPHES
BLUE BOSSA
BRAZIL
BRICK HOUSE
CHANGE THE WORLD
DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES
DOCK OF THE BAY
FRESH
FLY ME TO THE MOON
GIRL FROM IPANEMA
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
Ray Charls
HERE'S THAT RAINY DAY
I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO
IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
IN THE MOOD
IMAGINE
I FALLING LOVE TOO EASILY
ISN'T SHE LOVELY?
Stevie Wonder
JUST THE TWO OF US
Grover Washington
LULLABY OF BIRDLAND
MACK THE KNIFE
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MISTY
MY GIRL
Temptations
MEDITATION
MORNIN'
NIGHT AND DAY
ON BROADWAY
George Benson
ONLY YOU
RECADO BOSSA
SATIN DOLL
SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
SO NICE (SUMMER SAMBA)
SOFTLY AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE
SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
Al Jarreau
SUPERSTITION
Stevie Wonder
SUMMER TIME
STAND BY ME
Morice White
TEA FOR TWO
TAKE 5
Dave Brubeck
UNCHAIND MELODY
WHAT'S GOING ON
Marvin Gay
WHISPER NOT
WAVE
YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE
Stevie Wonder
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Soul Band
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Baby Showers
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Funerals
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
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Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Madoca & Friends will also travel to East Point, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Mansfield, Norcross, Thomasville, Decatur, Hampton, Mc Donough, Howard, Red Oak, Morrow, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Redan, Stockbridge, Clarkdale, Jonesboro, Rex, Locust Grove, Marietta, Ellenwood, Inman, Riverdale, Fayetteville, Forest Park, Griffin, Lovejoy, Conley, Jenkinsburg.
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