Mahiru Koda 甲田まひる a.k.a. Mappy is a precocious 17 year old jazz pianist from Tokyo. She learned classical piano and jazz techniques during the start of her musical career and listened to Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell for many hours.
Mappy has good technique and range and has a presence when performing. In addition to jazz Mappy is into fashion with over 140,000 Instagram followers (bopmappy) and is seen as a fashion icon and was invited to the Tokyo collection.
The band members from her first album are: Mahiru Coda 甲田まひる（ピアノ）Arai Kazuki 新井和輝（ベース）Ashiaki Ishi 石若駿（ドラムス). Her first album called “Plankton” Mappy and her band skillfully cover many standards like Cleopatra’s Dream (Bud Powell), Indiana (James Hanley), Tempus Fugit (Bud Powell), Un Poco Loco (Bud Powell), Rudy My Dear (Thelonious Monk), Celia (Bud Powell), and Ask Me Now (Thelonious Monk). Discography: Plankton 5-23-2018 1. Un Poco Loco 2. Cleopatra’s Dream 3. Indiana (take 1) 4. Indiana (take 3) 5. Ruby, My Dear 6. Plankton 7. Celia 8. Tempus Fugit 9. Lady Bird 10. Lament 11. Ask Me Now 12. My Crush.
Courtesy of Sony Music (Japan)
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