November 23, 2018

Jun Izumi (vo) and Yuto Kanazawa (gt) played Bamboo Club in Osaka, on November 18th, 2018

The duo came back to celebrate the release of their album.

Jun Izumi and Yuto Kanazawa, singer and guitarist based in New York, performed at the quaint house where they played the Tanabata night gig earlier that year.


- Jun Izumi (voice)

- Yuto Kanazawa (guitar)

at Bamboo Club in Osaka, Japan on Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Set list for the show
* 1st Stage
1. Love You Madly
2. Flor De Lis
3. Will I
4. My Favorite Things
5. Close To You
6. First Circle
* 2nd Stage
1. Triste
2. Love For Sale
3. Carnival
4. Spain

They played four songs from the EP "No Day But Today", which comprises five pieces.

The album title comes from the Broadway musical "RENT".

When Izumi visited New York for the first time, she buried herself in the show so deep that she enjoyed savoring it four days a week.

You can feel her devotion to everything about the play, including the story, music, lyrics and playwright, in the duo's performance of "Will I".

Now "No Day But Today" is the words to live by for Izumi.

Izumi and Kanazawa also created a fantastic YouTube movie in which they played "Will I". That was filmed in East Village, the area of New York City which characterized "RENT".

The guitar accompaniment brings out the singer's emotion in such a sophisticated way. His cutting-edge arrangement to the songs sometimes sounds reminiscent of the days when they were composed.

The club saw other great vocalists in the audience: SOA and Kaoru Azuma, which means the show was really worth appreciating.

[left to right] SOA, Jun Izumi, Kaoru Azuma and Bamboo Club's owner Rumi Ushijima

The performance was awesome enough to spend the beautiful mid-fall afternoon.

Isamu Nozaki at Jazz Up Japan

posted by Jazz Up Japan at 10:17 on November 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