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Hear Makoto Ozone on Piano at WBGO, and in Conversation with Rhonda Hamilton

Rhonda Hamilton with Makoto Ozone
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Rhonda Hamilton with Makoto Ozone at WBGO in 2017.

Makoto Ozone’s wizardry on the piano has made him a star not only in his native Japan but around the world. 

He taught himself to play the organ when he was just a toddler and then as a preteen, switched to the piano after hearing Oscar Peterson in concert. Ozone has spent his life mastering jazz and classical music — and in 2017 he stopped by our studio before a performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, followed by concerts at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall with the New York Philharmonic.

We were thrilled to have Makoto Ozone play our piano and talk about his career.

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