The 25th Hamamatsu Jazz Week

Japanese

Oct.15-Oct.23.2016

Yamaha Jazz Festival

Sunday October 23, Open 12:00- / Start 13:00-, ACT City Hamamatsu / Main Hall

Yamaha Jazz Festival

Once again, this year we feature a line-up of three wonderful musicians. Keep your eyes peeled—you may unexpectedly have an "encounter you can only have here!"

PART.I
The passionate guitar duo
Jin Oki con Kazumi Watanabe
PART.II
The advent of the era’s muses. The musical convergence of alegrías.
The Naoko Terai Quintet with a guest appearance by Hiroko Williams
PART.III
Half a century after the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, a proud lineage of heart-pounding jazz
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Jazzy Night!

Monday October 17, Open 18:00- / Start 19:00-, Porte Theater

Jazzy Night!

The ’90s J-Pop classics familiar to younger generations are reborn as jazz entertainment, thanks to the stylings of Riyoko Takagi! This outstanding jazz pianist, who has attracted the attention of audiences spanning generations, adds a gorgeous jazziness to a Hamamatsu night.

Family Jazz Concert

Sunday October 16, Open 13:30- / Start 14:00-, Create Hamamatsu / Hall

Family Jazz Concert

The show is on again this year: This is not just a jazz concert for children. It is a concert abounding with a childlike playfulness that young and old alike can enjoy, featuring MGQ’s real jazz, plus picture books, magic tricks, and witty jests. The super-duo Keropons are discussing their strategy even now! Don’t forget to make plans for this special day, which will bring joy to parent and child alike.

Student Jazz Festival

Saturday October 15, Open 12:00- / Start 12:30-, ACT City Hamamatsu / Concert Hall

Student Jazz Festival

There will be performances by elementary, middle, and high school bands—including lively bands from here in Hamamatsu—that have continued to display their excellence throughout Japan. The age range of fans who enjoy jazz is growing broader every year, and the student jazz here in Hamamatsu shines all the brighter for it!

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Big Band Workshop

Saturday October 22, Open 14:30- / Start 15:00-, ACT City Hamamatsu / Main Hall

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Big Band Workshop

Learn about harmony and swing with 16 VJO members, based on an original curriculum developed by the world-renowned jazz big band. The course focuses on building more in-tune ensembles and creating complex grooves. Another goal of the course is to inspire participants to make discoveries on the road to mastery by having the chance to perform and speak with first-class musicians. At the end, VJO will put on a model performance for course participants to enjoy.

Rakugo and Jazz

Saturday October 22, Open 13:30- / Start 14:00-, ACT City Hamamatsu Seminar and Exchange Center Music Workshop Hall

Rakugo and Jazz

You know, this year, jazz will be performed rakugo-style, and rakugo will be performed jazz-style. What, you’ve never attended before? You’re missing out on life, then. Starting this year, become a regular. The general will slay you with his piano. With the talk given by the master, jazz will make a merry entrance to your life… we promise!

JAZZ Lecture

Tuesday October 18, Open 18:30- / Start 19:00-, Tournez La Page

For those of you who want to spend an autumn with the arts listening to jazz piano music, Shinya Takagi—a close friend of numerous musicians around the world—will spin tales and gleefully talk about masterpiece records by jazz pianists that would be just perfect for you. Mr. Takagi will explain how to get the knack of enjoying jazz, comparing versions of the classic jazz standards that are the staples of Autumn Jazz and noting the highlights of what makes performers and their music special. This is a must-see for jazz enthusiasts, those who would like to start listening to jazz, and those who would like to enjoy it even more than they do now!

Street Jazz Festival

Sunday October 23, Open 11:30-, Hamamatsu Station North Exit Plaza (Kitara) etc

Street Jazz Festival

Coloring the streets of Hamamatsu with jazz.
Held every year, these popular performances can be enjoyed on street corners throughout the downtown area. Feel free to drop by!

City jazz club

Live performances planned for jazz clubs!

  • ABU Music
  • il Locale
  • Bar OPERA-Za
  • Kazune
  • Karakuan Hamamatsu
  • Ginza Lion Hamamatsu
  • Ginya
  • Yupanqui
  • NEOPASA Hamamatsu
  • Jazz in "B♭"
  • JAZZ SPOT analog.
  • Hermit Dolphin
  • LIVE BAR Biscuit Time
  • Jazz Bar Fujioka
  • Porte Theater
  • Mein Schloss
  • La Saison Setsugekka

A jazz concert... delivered straight to you!

Jazz musicians hold concerts in Hamamatsu elementary schools.

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