Friday, October 15, 2021


Madoca Music
Oct. 11, 2021

Keyboardist, Composer, Producer MADOCA is a world-class keyboardist and composer. Her style is a fusion of Contemporary/ Classic Jazz, Soul, Funk, Salsa, Jazz Fusion providing musical sustenance for your mind and soul.

Prior to moving to the U.S., she has performed sideman work for several Asian pop stars. "Music is my Life" Madoca says, and she expresses her music with passion, expression. In 1998, Kawahara worked with The Prince Project, they've traveled the world as a working unit.

In 2003, Madoca finally made the move to the U.S., where she settled in Atlanta, GA. She formed band called Madoca & Co. She performed with 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.

Her musical influences include the aforementioned Hancock, Lewis and Sample, as well as Chick Corea, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Jimmy Smith, George Duke (RIP) and Eddie Palmieri, yet, her style is uniquely her own. She has also worked with Eric Marienthal, Paul Young, All 4 One and many more.

Her first single “Surrender,” caught fire across the country, it was on the Billboard Smooth Jazz “Most Added” list in March 2018 and was on the Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 Chart for April and May, 2018. Madoca's second single "On the Beach (With You)" was on the Billboard Smooth Jazz “Most Added” list in August 2018 and was on the Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 Chart from August 2018 ~ December 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 has been on the Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 Chart.

Madoca is spreading her wings on her latest offering, "I Feel You". The pianist has been honing her chops between releases and dynamically executes the sub-Jazz genres of Contemporary, Smooth, and a little taste of Funk.