Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Otonowa
A Benefit Concert

Having toured Northern Japan in aiding the relief efforts there, Otonowa (Sound Circle) will be performing jazz interpretations of Japanese folk and pop melodies, employing traditional Japanese instruments to compliment the standard jazz quartet instrumentation. It will be an evening of music, discussion of the group’s ongoing mission, light snacks and beverages highlighted by an "open cash sushi bar,” by Ao of Sushi Zone with proceeds being donated to this endeavor.

Featuring Masaru Koga, Ken Noriyuki Okada, Art Hirahara, and Akira Tana

Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA

All the members of the group and staff support are donating their time and efforts. The costs of the tour are entirely dependent on the generous donations of music supporters who recognize the power of spiritual healing through music.

**FREE ADMISSION - donations welcome To RSVP, please call (510) 547-8188**


The genesis of this group, Otonowa (Sound Circle) comes from the title a recording of the same name translated into English that was released a number of years ago in Japan on King Records and in the US on Evidence Music. The group, then, was called the “Asian American Jazz Trio.”

Four years ago this ensemble was reformed with the name “Otonowa,” having been a asked to perform for a benefit concert for the victims of the Earthquake/Tsunami in Northern Japan. Subsequently this group has toured Northern Japan for the last two years in aiding the relief efforts there that continue to this day.

otonowa-usa.com | sanjosejazz.org/akira-tana


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