Kishi Bashi’s multi-layered music in concert at Calvin College


Kishi Bashi will be in concert at Calvin College Wednesday night. (Supplied)

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Kishi Bashi — singer, songwriter, beatboxing violin player; to just scratch the music surface — will bring his unique sound to Calvin College’s Covenant Fine Arts Center for a concert Wednesday, April 12, at 8 p.m.


General admission tickets are $18 and tickets are available.



Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi, who was born in 1975 in Seattle, grew up in Norfolk, Virginia where both of his parents were professors at Old Dominion University, and studied film scoring at Berklee College of Music were he perfected his violin work, all according to his website.


He has recorded and toured internationally as a violinist with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia-based indie rock band, of Montreal. He remains based in Athens. He is a founding member of the New York electronic rock outfit, Jupiter One. In 2011, he started to record and perform as a solo artist, and soon debuted his full-length solo album “151a”.


As Kishi Bashi, he has played major festivals such as SXSW and Austin City Limits and gone on an extensive US tour with supporting acts such as The Last Bison. In 2016, released his latest recording, “Sonderlust”.


For a video of Bashi, watch/listen here:


Other Calvin College concerts coming up include: An Evening with Sandra McCracken, Calvin College Chapel, April 20 at 7 p.m. $5 general admission; Explosions in the Sky w/special guest, Covenant Fire Arts Center, April 27, 8 p.m., $38 reserved; Overcoats, w/Yoke Lore, Covenant Fire Arts Center, May 3, 8 p.m., free; and RY X, w/Jens Kuross, Covenant Fire Arts Center, May 10, 8 p.m., $15 general admission


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