The year 2020 is on the way to close shortly. It is really the tough year by Covid19.
Recent shocking news came from JAZZ STANDARD, NEW YORK.
And also in Japan, SATIN DOLL, ROPPONGI, which will be closed today, 31st Dec.2020.
I have no chance to visit JAZZ STANDARD, however, to SATIN DOLL,I went there many times even though long time ago. It is very sophisticated, and well reasonable to entertain drink, food, and nice music performance. Missing very much.
Once again, due to COVID19. So many clubs and cafes were closed…..
However, on the other hand, new club has started on 8th August 2020, in center of TOKYO!!
The above is the concept of this club by the owner. Rough translation is;
” It was on 12th May, I presented REQUEST to government to save musicians life and activities when there was strict rule by government of serious restriction was enforced.
After disappointment of no reply, I have decided to provide such a place by myself on 8th Aug, even though I got objection from many people, CRAZY IN THESE TOUGH DAYS!! . I myself may agree.
However, DECIDED. Then I want to make it as the best club, as no other place can do”.
On 30th December, there was the last and special performance in 2020 there. Total 11 musicians were performed in 3 stages. 2 groups and the last stage of free session.
Total 11 Musicians are;
tp- Keisuke Nakamura（中村恵介）
ts- Eiji Otokawa（音川英二）
as- Masayo Koketsu（纐纈雅代）, Jo Yamada（山田穣）
p- Junichiro Oguchi（大口純一郎）, Michiyo Matsushita（松下美千代）, Taiko Kikuchi（菊池太光）
b- Sei Kudo（工藤精）, Koji Yasuda（安田幸司）
ds- Tamaya Honda（本田珠也）, Nobuyuki Komatsu（小松伸之）
Thank you very much for the most courageous owner, as far as I see ever, and all the musicians have been giving us the mist tough energy and entertainment in life.
We can share “BON COURAGE (good luck!)
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!