Esplanade Presents Jazz in July+Kyoto Jazz Massive – 25th Anniversary Party (Japan)
26 Jul 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Since brothers Shuya and Yoshi Okino formed KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE (a name christened by DJ Giles Peterson) as a DJ unit in the beginning of the '90s, they have pioneered the way for Japanese acid jazz and crossover music at home and abroad.
In 2002, they released their first original full album Kyoto Jazz Massive – Spirit of the Sun, and went on to hold their first concert as a full band in Ebisu Garden Hall in Tokyo in 2004. The same year, they were featured in Blue Note Revisited together with artists such as J-Dilla, Kenny Dope, Madlib and DJ Spinna.
Last year, Kyoto Jazz Massive restarted as a live band with brand new original songs, and a new album is scheduled to be released after 17 years in 2019 as they celebrate their 25th anniversary.
Joining an ensemble of exceptional Japanese musicians from respected Japanese bands including Tabu Zombie (Soil & Pimp sessions), Ikeda Kenichi (ROOT SOUL), Kaneko (Cro-Magnon), Takeuchi Kadake (A Hundred Birds) will be UK soul singer Vanessa Freeman as well as special guests Motoharu and Takeshi Kurihara (Kyoto Jazz Sextet).
Spirit Of The Sun YouTube
Esplanade Annexe Studio
1 Esplanade Drive