Category Archives: Musicians

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

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


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

Masahiro Higashi at Beach Bar Coconut Moon


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

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Standard Time Vol. 3


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 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


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.