Herbie Hancock to perform “Maiden Voyage” at the 20th TOKYO JAZZ Festival, with special appearances


Herbie Hancock performs “Maiden Voyage”

TOKYO JAZZ artists

Ayaka Hirahara, Banksia Trio, BIGYUKI, Chihiro Yamanaka, Dimash Kudaibergen, Herbie Hancock, Makoto Ozone, Miho Hazama m_unit


TOKYO JAZZ Presents Archive of Dream Collaborations and Other Gems

TOKYO JAZZ 20th, Japan’s biggest jazz festival, started in 2002 with Herbie Hancock and is now in its 20th year.

I started to think of “Maiden Voyage” because the flavor of that song is like traveling from one place to another and continuing to find new territories. “

– Herbie Hancock

SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN, November 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – TOKYO JAZZ debuted in 2002 with Herbie Hancock and is now in its 20th year. Over 5,000 artists from Japan and around the world, from emerging artists to legends who have contributed to jazz history, participated in the event. They all played with the underlying theme of Under the theme “In a future beyond borders and generations”. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the festival.

The in-person festival has been held online since 2020, with hopes of returning to a live festival in the future. Under the theme of a ‘musical journey around the world’, the festival will feature many artists from around the world, from rising stars to legends, while presenting the archives of many iconic performances from the past.

The venue for this event is Blue Note Tokyo, a highly respected and upscale jazz club. November 28 also marks the 33rd anniversary of Blue Note Tokyo, which opened in 1988. Tune in to listen to colorful jazz performances straight from the festive atmosphere of Tokyo in winter.

The performers are Herbie Hancock, Makoto Ozone, Dimash Kudaybergen, Miho Hasama m_unit, Banksia Trio, BIGYUKI, Ayaka Hirahara and Chihiro Yamanaka. The four-hour festival, which includes a tribute to Chick Corea, is available to stream for free on YouTube.

In addition, TOKYO JAZZ, has launched an archive site to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Watch the performances of a variety of Superstars and Legends from 2002 to 2019 as many times as you like.

Check out some of the special events featured in this year’s festival.

[Special 1: A Tribute to Chick Corea]
Chick Corea passed away suddenly at the age of 79 in February of this year, so we would like to present a memorial segment. In the fifty-three years since 1968, he visited Japan more than fifty times.
Chick has performed at Tokyo Jazz several times over the years, always bringing the joy of music to everyone who listened to her.
A selection of past performances by Chick Corea Tokyo Jazz will be featured during the stream and available on the archive site.

[Special 2: Solo Performance by Herbie Hancock]
Herbie Hancock was the music producer of TOKYO JAZZ from the first festival in 2002 until 2005. On the twentieth anniversary of TOKYO JAZZ, they are offering a special appearance themed on a musical journey. He will perform his famous play “Maiden Voyage”. Enjoy it with an interview!

[Special 3: Dance and jazz collide on stage! DaBY×Banksia Trio]
This is Tokyo Jazz’s very first collaboration with high-level dancers, with Kenta Kojiri of Dance Base Yokohama, Masako Yasumoto, Masahiro Yanagimoto, Anna Irite, Kaho Kogure and Saori Hala.
The dancers will do a session with Banksia Trio and make full use of the space at Blue Note Tokyo. The 20th Tokyo Jazz Festival will be energized by this fusion of jazz and contemporary dance, so we hope you are all set.

[Special 4: Musical Travels: Focus on Israeli Jazz]
Tokyo Jazz invites artists from all over the world. In keeping with this year’s theme “A Musical Journey Around the Globe”, one of our focuses will be on Israeli jazz musicians.
Streaming and archiving of performances by Avishai Cohen, Eli Degibri, Shai Maestro, etc.

[Special 5: The archive is now open]
The special website where you can view videos of past and present Tokyo Jazz performances for free is now open for a limited time, until March 2022. Just sign up with your email address to enjoy these gems musical.

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Towards a future beyond borders and generations:
TOKYO JAZZ 20 – Sun 28 NOV 2021

Ayaka Hirahara
Banksia trio
Chihiro Yamanaka
Dimash Qudaibergen
Herbie Hancock
Makoto Ozone
Miho Hazama m_unit
And more…

Schedule: Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:30 p.m.- (JST), 9:30 a.m.-UTC)
Feed: TOKYO JAZZ YouTube channel
Price: Free
Planning / Production: NHK Enterprises

Naomi Tsunoda
NHK Enterprises, Inc.
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