Super Japan - Japanese Festival of Arts 2016  Blue Note Tokyo All-Star Jazz Orchestra (Japan)  Celebrating Yamaha Music Asia's 50th Anniversary  Directed by Eric Miyashiro, with guest vocalists Asako Toki and Nathan Hartono

Super Japan - Japanese Festival of Arts 2016 Blue Note Tokyo All-Star Jazz Orchestra (Japan) Celebrating Yamaha Music Asia's 50th Anniversary Directed by Eric Miyashiro, with guest vocalists Asako Toki and Nathan Hartono

15 May 2016
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Brace yourself for a supercharged evening of electrifying big band jazz featuring an assembly of the finest jazz musicians in Japan. In their first ever show here, the 18-member strong ensemble performs beautifully orchestrated pieces with guest vocalists, Singapore's very own Nathan Hartono and Asako Toki from Japan. Soulful, scintillating and spontaneous, every performance by Blue Note Tokyo All-Star Jazz Orchestra is a radiant showcase of virtuosity and personality, where members take turns in the limelight to show off their individual skills while performing pieces that they have arranged together. Formed in 2011 by the prestigious Blue Note Tokyo club, the ensemble is led by Hawaii-born trumpeter Eric Miyashiro. The ensemble has performed at famed Montreux Jazz Festival, as well as Java Jazz, and with acclaimed musicians Pat Metheny, Richard Bona and Makoto Ozone. 'On the occasion of their 50th Anniversary, Yamaha Music (Asia) is privileged to collaborate with Esplanade on this special concert, featuring trumpeter and Yamaha Artist Eric Miyashiro'.