The 23rd Hamamatsu Jazz Week




July 15
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Student Jazz Festival

Saturday, October 18 12:30- ACT City Hamamatsu / Concert Hall

Student Jazz Festival in Hamamatsu ’13

Choosing the best big bands from elementary, middle, and high schools from around the nation!

This wonderful event features performances from outstanding elementary, middle, and high-school bands active in every corner of Japan, including entertaining local bands from Hamamatsu. In Japan, jazz is enjoyed by an ever-expanding age group, and this festival is held with the aim of helping student jazz here in Hamamatsu to shine even brighter.

Family Jazz Concert

Sunday October 19, 14:00 - Create Hamamatsu / Hall

  • A jazz concert for families

This family event was inaugurated in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of Hamamatsu Jazz Week. Hirotaka Nakagawa (vocals) composer of "The kids live in the world," a song found in childnen's textbooks, joins forces with jazz adventurer Makoto Oka to perform Nakagawa's well-known chldren's songs, "Rainbow," "To be a friend," and "My first step," With picture books, dancing, magic tricks and jokes, "My first jazz" is non-stop fun! This year "My first jazz" gets an added boost from "Keropons," a duo popular with children featuring Akiko Hirata and Yuko Masuda, former leader of the "Toraya Hat Shop" group with Hirotaka Nakagawa.

Hirotaka Nakagawa (Vo), Makoto Oka (Ts,Fl)
Takeshi Otomo(Pf,Pianica), Masayuki Tawarayama(B)
Yoshihito Eto(Dr)
KEROPON'S: Yuko Masuda, Akiko Hirata

Rakugo and Jazz

Saturday, October 25 14:00- ACT City Hamamatsu Seminar and Exchange Center Music Workshop Hall

rakugo storytelling, with Masahiko Satoh

The chic connection between jazz and rakugo storytelling, with Masahiko Satoh

Regular Hamamatsu Jazz Week performer Masahiko Satoh and renowned rakugo master Shinya Kokontei join forces to provide entertainment that transcends genres. This is the event you've been waiting for窶蚤fter two years, it's time for a little sophisticated entertainment! Get ready for a boatload of fun, as this year's concert will rock you serenely on an ocean of rhythm. Jazz and rakugo both moving to their own rhythms, intertwining in what promises to be an enthralling interaction. Don't miss it!

Masahiko Satoh (Pf), Shinya Kokontei (Rakugo)
Shinichi Kato (B), Hiroshi Murakami (Dr)
Akiko Uesugi(Vo)

Street Jazz Festival

Sunday October 26, 11:30-18:00 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.

Yamaha Jazz Festival

Sunday October 26, 13:00- ACT City Hamamatsu / Main Hall

The Yamaha Jazz Festival is renowned as a unique event among the many jazz festivals held in Japan. Themed around the concept of offering a venue for interacting with great jazz musicians and their compositions, this festival offers many opportunities for the up and coming jazz musicians who will take jazz into the future to meet the veterans who can convey to them the true soul of jazz. Established with the goal of providing encounters you have only have here in Hamamatsu, this year the Yamaha Jazz Festival features Geila Zilka, a jazz singer sure to entrance listeners with her soulful vocals, Terumasa Hino, a trumpet player representing Japan around the globe, and Big Phat Band, a world-class big band from the United States with superb power and performance technique.

The joy of music sings out!
Geila Zilka
A fiery, entertaining quintet.
Terumasa Hino Quintet
A superb big band窶蚤 true treasure of the 21st century.
  • Terumasa Hino Quintet
  • Geila Zilka

City jazz club

Live performances planned for jazz clubs!

  • JAZZ SPOT analog.
  • Jazz in "B♭"
  • Hermit Dolphin
  • Mein Schloss
  • Abu Music
  • La Saison Setsugekka
  • NEOPASA Hamamatsu

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