It was in 2006, Australia- Japan Year of Exchange, when TOKYO JAZZ made a first firm step to the world. Partner is Australia!
Several musicians from each countries made an orchestra and made a tour in each country. Yeah, it should be a collaboration !!
JAPAN AUSTRALIA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Members from Australia= Cameron Deyell (music producer, g), Phil Slater (tp),Matt Keegan (ts), James Greening (tb)
Members from Japan= Makoto Kuriya (music producer, p), Naoko Terai (vln), Ken Ota (sax), Tetsuya Hayakawa (b), Masahiko Osaka (ds)
(Japan) 3/18 Onomichi, 3/19 Imabari, (both for special guest for Shimanami music festival) 3/22 Yokohama
9/2 TOKYO JAZZ
(Australia) 9/22 Brisbane Power House, 9/23 Sydney Opera House, 9/24 Melbourne Benetts Lane
(Japan) 9/29 Australia Festival Reception at The National Art Center, Tokyo
From the next year and on, Tokyo Jazz has been keeping its develop to various countries. After COVID19, let’s wait for the new collaboration !!