Kai Miano has toured in Europe, and performed extensively in his home country, but has never been to the United States. Coming to the US is something that he's wanted to do for a long time, and after talking with friend and colleague, American New Age pianist Donovan Johnson, the plans to bring him here became a reality. Donovan owns and operates an online radio station called "Enlightened Piano Radio," of which Kai is a part. Each year, "Enlightened Piano Radio" hosts a concert in Donovan's current city of residence, Omaha NE. One of the radio station artists is featured at the event, and this year Kai Miano is that artist. Guest artists in years past have included nationally recognized pianists David Nevue and Richard Carr.
To make the trip worthwhile for Kai, Donovan has planned a tour that will take the two on a journey to the American southeast. "It's a beautiful part of the country" states Donovan, "and there are lots of opportunities to play there. The people in that part of the United States are very open to different styles of entertainment, and have a deep appreciation for music. I think this trip is going to exceed Kai's expectations."
After returning from the tour, Kai will perform at this years "Enlightened Piano Radio" concert, which will be held Friday, September 28th at 7:30pm. The event will be held at it's usual location, the beautiful and historic First Unitarian Church of Omaha NE. "We're really looking forward to this," Says Donovan. It's going to be a treat for everyone."
Kai Miano has performed in Zurich, parts of Italy, Budapest, Prague, Kiel, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo, LaRochelle, and London. He currently has four releases in his diskography:
"This tour is going to give Kai an opportunity to build a following here, and get some exposure. In addition, those who attend are going to have a great time. It's a "win win" situation." Donovan explains further, "Kai's music touches me in a way that's hard to describe. It's so very different from anything I've been exposed to, and he puts his heart into every note that he plays. It really feels good to be able to help him to establish himself here in this great country, even in these small ways. Together, we're helping each other to create something that will be truly memorable to all who are a part. It's an honor and a privilege to be able to work with him, and to help create this experience."
To stay up to date on tour information, visit Donovan's website at www.donovanjohnson.net. To "demand" this concert in your town, visit Donovan's "Eventful" page and click "demand." Then, leave him a message about your demand. http://eventful.com/
For more information on Kai Miano, visit his website at www.kaimiano.com.
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