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Torii Beach Jazz & Salsa Festivale 2013

Jazz Festival

Finally, the Torii Beach Jazz & Salsa Festivãle is back. For the last couple of years, typhoons have put this fun festival on hold. This year, it looks like smooth sailing for the annual event. This year, the festival will run for three days starting on the 4th of July at 14:00 (2:00 p.m.) and it will run various events and performances until the 6th of July at 23:00 (11:00 p.m.).

The event will include food from various vendors, games for the kids, live music performances ranging from Oldies Rock and Roll to Salsa to Jazz Music. Fun for everyone!

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Saori Yano Quartet Returns to COTONOHA

Female Japanese Jazz Alto Saxophonist

Jazz Alto Saxophone player, Saori Yano will perform live at COTONOHA Artspace + Café at Standard Time Vol. 4. This marks her second appearance at the venue and will be a celebration of her new 10th Anniversary album release.

She will perform with her quartet which includes bassist

Spoken Word Poetry Night – The Flow Manifesto III

The Flow Manifesto III - Spoken Word

Live Spoken Word Poetry Event!

Cipher City presents the third edition of spoken word poetry:

The Flow Manifesto III
Live performances featuring various artists and live musical accompaniment.


A multicultural/international event to bring people together.

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Karen Aoki Live Tour – Okinawa 2012

Karen Aoki on Okinawa 2012

Experience Japanese Jazz Singer Karen Aoki live in Okianwa with pianist Hiroshi Ito at COTONOHA Artspace + Café on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The spectacular event, entitled “Salon de Karen Aoki,” will feature the duet performing songs for the modern woman and emotional healing delivered with the soulful  sophistication and smooth vocal approach for which

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Art Photography Exhibition - Okinawa, Japan 2012

Art Photography Exhibition featuring the work of Japanese Photographer Makoto Arakaki a.k.a. Maco Foto.

Maco Foto, together with COTONOHA Art Exhibition 「AP26°N」, has created a stunning display of black and white images centered around the social and political struggles of the Okinawan people in recent times. With all walls awash  in the cool intensity of

Kokopelli: Original Japanese Jazz in Okinawa

Kokopelli: Original Japanese Jazz in Okinawa

Japanese Jazz Vocalist Yuki Saga will come to Okinawa for a live tour with Drummer Sebastiaan Kaptein and Pianist Masaki Hayashi. All members of this group are seasoned, talented professionals each with a strong list of individual credits to mark their accomplishments to date. This show will definitely be something worth venturing out to enjoy, especially if you are looking for a good show to impress a hot date! For any Jazz lover on Okinawa, this tour promises to be not only interesting, but

Japanese Composer Masahiro Higashi at Beach Bar Coconut Moon- May 19

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Japanese Composer and Guitarist Masahiro Higashi will be returning to perform his unique and creative blend of Jazz-fused originals and new arrangements of traditional music live

Okinawa Wind Symphony Winter 2012 concert

Okinawa Wind Symphony Winter 2012 Concert

 

The Okinawa Wind Symphony will hold their winter 2012 concert on Okinawa Japan on March 3, 2012.

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The Performance linup will include:

Spoken Word Poetry Night – The Flow Manifesto II

The Flow Manifesto II - Spoken Word

Live Spoken Word Poetry Event!

Cipher City presents the second edition of spoken word poetry:

The Flow Manifesto II
Live performances featuring various artists and live musical accompaniment.


A multicultural/international event to bring people together.

 Click here for more information

Masahiro Higashi at Beach Bar Coconut Moon

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Japanese Composer and Guitarist Masahiro Higashi will perform at Beach Bar Coconut Moon on Feb 25, 2012.

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Pecha Kucha Night at COTONOHA

Pecha Kucha Night at COTONOHA

Discover Pecha Kucha Night at COTONOHA Artspace + Cafe on February 25, 2012.

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Pecha Kucha Night at COTONOHA










What is Pecha Kucha?

The original PechaKucha Night, called “Pecha Kucha 20×20,”  was and event that started in Tokyo, Japan in 2003 as a way for young designers to network and showcase their work in a public setting.

Since that time, it has evolved into a global celebration with events being held in over 460 cities

around the world and providing inspiration and

Sawako Jazz Night

Japanese Jazz Singer Sawako - Live at Cotonoha Artspace + Café

Japanese Jazz Singer Sawako – Live at Cotonoha Artspace + Café on February 12, 2012.

6th Annual Mardis Gras Party on Okinawa

6th Annual Mardis Gras Party on Okinawa

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6th Annual Mardis Gras Party on Okinawa, Japan at New Sanwa featuring Troy Black and The Deep Fried Jazz Project. Live Music, Drinks, Dinner, DJ, Dancing and A chance to win one of many valuable prizes!

 

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Standard Time Vol. 3

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A special, one-time event will be performed by Troy Black and his friends on January 29, 2012.

The place?

COTONOHA Artspace + Café.

The reason?

As a musician who has been living and playing on Okinawa for a long time now, it is time for him to start cutting his teeth as a true band leader.

He has worked as a sideman and lead soloist with many musicians around the island playing everything from Rock and variety to Traditional Okinawan music, R & B, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop, Blues, World Beat, Jazz, Afro Jazz, Big Band Jazz and even

Japanese Big Bands Concert

Big Band Friendship Concert

Jazz de Night

Friendship Concert

4 local Japanese Big Bands & 2 Student Jazz Bands will perform at Music Town Otoichiba in Okinawa City.

Japanese Jazz, Fusion and World Music

The BaysKays’ First Okinawa Live

Japanese Jazz, Fusion and World Music

Japanese Jazz, Rock Fusion and World Music has a long history in Japan, but lately, there has been an increase in the number of musicians based in mainland Japan and beyond who have migrated, passed through, and jammed out in Okinawa.

 

Among them, Yugo Satoh is an excellent guitarist recently hailing from

Subfive Jazz Fusion in Japan

Subfive Jazz Fusion Band

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Jazz Fusion in Japan

Swedish Jazz Fusion in Okinawa, Japan.

On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, members of the critically acclaimed Swedish Jazz Fusion Band, “Subfive,” will return once again to heat things up for hungry, enthusiastic audiences in Okinawa, Japan.

The Scandinavian group formed in the spring of 1999 and have since released 3 albums including

Eddie Henderson Jazz in Okinawa

Okinawa Jazz Performance with Eddie Henderson

Every so often, you raise your head, open you eyes and look up into the night sky to see a shooting star. And once in a blue moon, one of those blazing celestial bodies finds its way into your world and makes touch down on earth… IMPACT!

On November 29, 2011, you will have the chance to be close to one of those stars if you are lucky enough to be right here on the beautiful little island called Okinawa, Japan. That’s because Okinawa Jazz Music is about to feel the heat as one of the Jazz World’s Legendary Trumpeters makes his entry.