Category Archives: Okinawa Jazz

Raymond McMorrin Live At Parker’s Mood Jazz Club

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Live Jazz in Naha (Japanese)




Raymond McMorrin will perform live jazz at Parker’s Mood Jazz Club in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan. Two shows on 22 thru 23 March 2014.


The doors open at 8:00 pm and the show starts at 9:00 pm both nights.

¥2,300 in advance

¥2,800 at the door.


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This show is recommended.




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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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Short Notice Event: Valentine’s Day Dinner Jazz Show


Jazz Saxophone player, Troy Black will perform a Valentine’s Day Dinner live at Porky’s III  in Awase. This marks his first appearance at the venue and it will be a chance for everyone to enjoy a full course dinner and great music with their sweetheart.

He will perform with his quintet which includes bassist Masahito “Jeff” Kurakata, guitarist, Tatsuya Kawasaki,  drummer Hiroki Namekawa and Keyboardist/Pianist Yasushi Matsumoto.

Saxophonist Troy Black and bassist “Jeff” Kurakata are both members of the Okinawa Jazz Association. This is a a very skilled group of  musicians and this event will definitely be a change of pace for Valentine’s day on Okinawa. Even though this is very short notice, please join us and spend a romantic evening with a loved one!

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Valentine's Day Show


Event: Troy Black Quintet – Valentine’s Day Dinner Show

When: (Thu) 2013.2.14
OPEN: 20: 00
Dinner: 21:00
Show: 22:00
Venue:  Live bar Porky’s III(<–Click link for Google Map

10,000 yen for two person
5,500 yen per person
※ The price includes: A full course dinner including fish, chicken and steak, drinks, service charge and consumption tax,  and elaborate live jazz.


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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

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

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