September 23, 2018

SOA played BERONICA in Osaka, Japan on September 19th, 2018


SOA (voice, keyboards, looper) performed in the quadruple-bill show that took place at BERONICA in Osaka, Japan on September 19th, 2018.







Personnel:

- SOA (voice, keyboards, looper)

at BERONICA in Osaka, Japan on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018



Set list for the show
1. One / SOA (voice on keyboards)
2. What A Wonderful World (voice on keyboards)
3. 翳りゆく部屋 (voice on keyboards)
4. Smile (voice on looper)
5. Just Two Of Us (voice on looper)







SOA plays her music in different styles.

That evening she sang to her own keyboards accompaniment and manipulated a music looper to add more beauty to her voice.

The songs included jazz standards, her original and a J-POP tune by Yumi Arai, which is popular with the audience at her gigs.

Her performance was fascinating enough to enjoy a starry spell during the autumnal rainy season.





SOA at BERONICA on Sep 19, 2018






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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 14:29 on September 23, 2018 JST | show report | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

September 18, 2018

The 4th FM COCOLO "World Jazz Warehouse" Public Recording Concert


Ai Kuwabara the Project performed at The 4th FM COCOLO "World Jazz Warehouse" Public Recording Concert with Yoshitaka Minami on Friday, September 14th, 2018.







Personnel:

Ai Kuwabara the Project
- Ai Kuwabara (piano)
- Keisuke Torigoe (double bass)
- Muneomi Senju (drums)

- Yoshitaka Minami (vocals, guitar)

at Aqua Culture Hall in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan on Friday, September 14th, 2018



Set list for the show
* 1st Stage
1. Money Jungle - Ai Kuwabara the Project
2. "Into The Future Or The Past?" - Ai Kuwabara the Project
3. Every Time We Say Goodby - Yoshitaka Minami on vocals, guitar and Ai Kuwabara on piano
4. Route 66 - Yoshitaka Minami on vocals, guitar
5. - Yoshitaka Minami on vocals, guitar and Ai Kuwabara on piano
* 2nd Stage
1. Opening-1 - Ai Kuwabara the Project
2. Maria - Ai Kuwabara the Project
3. To The End Of This World - Ai Kuwabara the Project
4. - Ai Kuwabara the Project
* Encore
Caravan - Yoshitaka Minami on vocals, guitar and Ai Kuwabara the Project







You could see them share a stage only in the show.

Ai Kuwabara the Project played songs from their latest album "To The End Of This World" among others.

Yoshitaka Minami sang jazz standards as well as his originals.

You can listen to the live recording on the radio show "World Jazz Warehouse" on FM COCOLO on October 14th and 21st, 2018.









(left to right) Keisuke Torigoe (ds), Muneomi Senju (ds), Chris (MC), Ai Kuwabara (pf) and Yoshitaka Minami (vo, gt)






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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 15:13 on September 18, 2018 JST | show report | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

September 11, 2018

Azuma (vo), Strange (pf), Aratama (bs) and Baron (ds) played gallery zing in Kobe, Sep 8th, 2018


Kaoru Azuma (voice), Phillip Strange (piano), Tetsuro Aratama (double bass) and Von Baron (drums) performed at gallery zing in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on September 8th, 2018.







Personnel:

- Kaoru Azuma (voice)
- Phillip Strange (piano)
- Tetsuro Aratama (double bass)
- Von Baron (drums)

at gallery zing in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on Saturday, September 8th, 2018



Set list for the show
* 1st Stage
1. Infant Eyes (instrumental)
2. Vanishing Point / Phillip Strange (instrumental)
3. I've Never Been In Love Before
4. Moonlight Serenade
5. September Song
6. Along Came Memory [Along Came Betty]
* 2nd Stage
1. On Green Dolphin Street
2. First Light / Phillip Strange (Yuriko Kodama from the audience on vocals)
3. Flor De Lis
4. Someday My Prince Will Come (duo of Phillip Strange and Hiroyuki Miyashita from the audience on piano)
5. Turn Out The Stars
6. Four
* Encore
Star In Green







The quartet was joined by guests from the audience, Yuriko Kodama (voice) and Hiroyuki Miyashita (piano), for some of the songs they played.




(left to right) Phillip Strange (pf), Von Baron (ds), Kaoru Azuma (vo), Tetsuro Aratama (bs) and guests from the audience, Hiroyuki Miyashita (pf), Yuriko Kodama (vo)






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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 11:33 on September 11, 2018 JST | show report | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする