Jazz Pianist Mahiru Coda aka Mappy

by Shionoe. Posted Aug. 8, 2018.

Mahiru Koda 甲田まひる a.k.a. Mappy is a precocious 17 year old jazz pianist from Tokyo. She learned classical piano and jazz techniques during the start of her musical career and listened to Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell for many hours.

Mahiru Coda a.k.a. Mappy

Mappy has good technique and range and has a presence when performing. In addition to jazz Mappy is into fashion with over 140,000 Instagram followers (bopmappy) and is seen as a fashion icon and was invited to the Tokyo collection.

Mappy, Arai Kazuki, Ashiaki Ishi are the band on “Plankton”

The band members from her first album are: Mahiru Coda 甲田まひる(ピアノ)Arai Kazuki 新井和輝(ベース)Ashiaki Ishi 石若駿(ドラムス). Her first album called “Plankton” Mappy and her band skillfully cover many standards like Cleopatra’s Dream (Bud Powell), Indiana (James Hanley), Tempus Fugit (Bud Powell), Un Poco Loco (Bud Powell), Rudy My Dear (Thelonious Monk), Celia (Bud Powell), and Ask Me Now (Thelonious Monk). Discography: Plankton 5-23-2018 1. Un Poco Loco 2. Cleopatra’s Dream 3. Indiana (take 1) 4. Indiana (take 3) 5. Ruby, My Dear 6. Plankton 7. Celia 8. Tempus Fugit 9. Lady Bird 10. Lament 11. Ask Me Now 12. My Crush.

“Plankton” is available on Sony Music Japan.


Reviewer’s Bio:

Shionoe is the pen name of japanmusiccorner.wordpress.com. He is a longtime community activist and believes music has the ability to bring people together because everyone listens to music.

1 Comment

  1. Clarence Towers on September 25, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Hello Bruce,
    I’m glad to see that you are still around and circulating.
    Just yesterday I saw my neighbors who had just returned from Japan. I shared with them some of our experiences in Shionoe.

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