Japanese jazz
Japanese jazz refers to jazz music played by Japanese musicians, or jazz music that is in some way connected to Japan or Japanese culture. In a broader sense, the concept is often used to refer to the...
Eiji Kitamura
Eiji Kitamura Japanese: 北村 英治 (born April 8, 1929) is a Japanese jazz clarinetist originally from Tokyo who made his debut at the age of 22. Kitamura devoted himself to clarinet playing while sti...
Masabumi Kikuchi
Masabumi Kikuchi (菊地 雅章, Kikuchi Masabumi, born 19 October 1939) is a Japanese jazz pianist and composer born in Tokyo, Japan, notable for working with a variety of well-known jazz musicians, ...
Tiger Onitsuka
Tiger Onitsuka (鬼束 大我, Onitsuka Taiga, born 9 July 1998) is Japanese jazz drummer, who holds the Guinness World Record for being "The World's Youngest Professional Jazz Drummer" after releasin...
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Kaori Kobayashi
Kaori Kobayashi (小林 香織, Kobayashi Kaori, born October 20, 1981), is a Japanese jazz saxophonist and flautist. She grew up in Tokyo.
Kobayashi was born on October 20, 1981 in the Kanagawa P...
Indigo jam unit
Indigo Jam Unit (stylised as indigo jam unit) are a Japanese jazz band formed in the city of Osaka, Japan in 2005.
Yoshiaki Miyanoue
Yoshiaki Miyanoue is a Japanese jazz guitarist. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1953. Like Wes Montgomery, who exercised strong influence on Miyanoue, he plucks the strings with his thumb, not using a...
Koji Kondo
Koji Kondo (近藤 浩治, Kondō Kōji, born August 13, 1961) is a Japanese video game composer and sound director who has been employed at Nintendo since 1984. He is best known for his involvement in ...
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Akira Jimbo
Akira Jimbo, also seen as Akira Jinbo (神保 彰, Jinbo Akira, born February 27, 1959 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese freelance jazz fusion drummer who is famous for his drumming independence and fu...
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Nujabes
Jun Seba (瀬葉淳 Seba Jun, February 7, 1974 – February 26, 2010), born in the Nishi-Azabu district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, was a Japanese hip hop producer and DJ who recorded under the name Nujabes (ヌジャ...
Gota Yashiki
Gota Yashiki is both an independent acid jazz artist and drum/bass player, as a member of the band Simply Red. He was born in Kyoto, Japan, on 26 February 1962, where at a young age he learned how to...
Hitoshi Ueki
Hitoshi Ueki (植木 等, Ueki Hitoshi, December 25, 1926 – March 27, 2007) was a Japanese actor, comedian, singer, and guitarist. He won six awards for acting. His film credits stretch from 1...
Ichiko Hashimoto (musician)
Ichiko Hashimoto (橋本 一子, Hashimoto Ichiko, born July 1, 1952 in Kobe, Japan) is a jazz pianist, composer and singer. She has also acted in television and film.Hashimoto was born in Kobe, grew ...
Round Trip (Sadao Watanabe album)
Round Trip is a 1974 jazz album by the Japanese saxophonist Sadao Watanabe with Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous and Jack DeJohnette.
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Frankie Sakai
Frankie Sakai (フランキー堺, Furankī Sakai) (13 February 1929 – 10 June 1996) was a Japanese comedian, actor, and musician.
From his days at Keio University, Sakai worked as a jazz drummer at Am...