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Bolero XO is trans-genre musician MASATO's bold jazz funk version of Ravel's classic"Bolero", given a breezy vocal turn by LA-based Swinky. It was chosen by the Tokyo government for its Cheer for Art! Program and can currently be seen on that site and the official YouTube channel. MASATO produced both the music and video remotely amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Sending Xs and Os to all of you.

Arranged, produced, performed by MASATO (Tokyo)
Sung by Swinky (LA)
Mixing & mastering by Paulo Germano(Brasil)
To be released on digital stores on August 7, 2020 under the LUCE label
Boloero XO official video:

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Bolero XO

Apple Music • Jazz Top Songs • Argentina • TOP 1 • 7 Sep 2020 iTunes Store • Jazz TOP SONGS • Slovakia • TOP 2 • 27 Dec 2021 iTunes Store • Jazz TOP SONGS • Japan • TOP 13 • 13 Aug 2020 iTunes Store • All Categories TOP SONGS • Slovakia • TOP 24 • 27 Dec 2021 Apple Music • Jazz Top Songs • Germany • TOP 49 • 10 Sep 2020

Artist Profile


    Music creator - composer, producer, pianist and art director. Based in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and joined an international advertising agency. Restarted the classic piano after a long blank while working in the company and won several piano competitions and became a top amateur. Retired due to health problems after 12 years and won First Prize at Amateur Piano Competition in Paris in 2000 and was scouted as a professional pianist. Now a seasoned classical performer, he has since branched out as well into music composition and arrangement for singers, commercials and stages, creating music based on classical themes in various genres covering POP, R&B, funk, jazz, and EDM. He is also active in graphic and video production.

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