December 22, 2018

Kaoru Azuma (vo, pf) played CrossRoad in Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, on December 7th, 2018


Kaoru Azuma performed a solo show with guests from the audience at CrossRoad in Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, on December 7th, 2018.







Personnel:

- Kaoru Azuma (voice, piano)


Guests from the audience

- Jun Izumi (voice)
- Kei Ushijima (piano)



at CrossRoad in Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan on Friday, December 7th, 2018


Set list for the show
* 1st Stage
1. Alice In Wonderland
2. Desafinado
3. Little Butterfly [Pannonica]
4. Stars [Endless Stars / music by Fred Hersch, lyrics by Norma Winstone]
5. Our Love Is Here To Stay
* 2nd Stage
1. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)
2. Butterfly / Herbie Hancock
3. Corcovado - Azuma accompanied Izumi on piano
4. East Of The Sun (and West of the Moon) - Azuma sang accompanied by Ushijima on piano
5. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
6. Sleigh Ride
* Encore
Winter Song






Azuma sang jazz standards, bossa nova and Christmas songs along with Japan's pop music to her own piano accompaniment.

She also had a blissful time playing with the audience members who learn vocal skills from her. They were so familiar to other listeners there that the performance was enticing to enjoy.



Kaoru Azuma (pf) and Jun Izumi (vo)
Kaoru Azuma (pf) and Jun Izumi (vo)



Kaoru Azuma (vo) and Kei Ushijima (pf)
Kaoru Azuma (vo) and Kei Ushijima (pf)





The gig was heartwarming enough to spend a Christmas season night with.



Jun Izumi, Kaoru Azuma, Kei Ushijima
[left to right] Jun Izumi (vo), Kaoru Azuma (vo, pf) and Kei Ushijima (pf)





One of the audience members conducted a live drawing.
Photo from Kaoru Azuama's Facebook Page








Isamu Nozaki at Jazz Up Japan




posted by Jazz Up Japan at 12:06 on December 22, 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