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William Archambeault
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 23, 2020
Not even a global pandemic can keep jazz musician Haruka Kikuchi from her trombone
Japanese jazz trombonist Haruka Kikuchi is coping with COVID-19 restrictions by streaming live performances from her home in New Orleans.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 26, 2020
Ron Carter: A record-breaking jazz legend returns to Tokyo
"I think people still want to hear the old man playing on an antique,” says Ron Carter. “And as long as they want that idea, I’m kind of available.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Feb 14, 2020
SXSW ramps up its Japan game
A slew of Japanese artists are set to appear at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, between March 16 and 22.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 20, 2019
The spirit of Satchmo survives in Tokyo
Yoshio Toyama and his wife, Keiko, have spent most of their lives as unofficial musical ambassadors between Japan and the American city of New Orleans.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 16, 2019
George Porter Jr.: The man bringing the funk to Fuji Rock
If the Beatles are Liverpool's fab four, The Meters are New Orleans' funky four.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 10, 2019
The Let's Go's: Guitar, bass, drums, vocals and plenty of beer
The Let's Go's are a celebration of pure rock 'n' roll energy.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
May 30, 2019
Peelander-Yellow makes a triumphant homecoming from outer space
Kengo Hioki could well be described as eccentric.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 23, 2019
George Clinton: The godfather of P-Funk's final visit to Japan
George Clinton has packed a lot of funk into his six-decade career.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 28, 2019
Chai, Otoboke Beaver and Yahyel: The Japanese musicians representing at SXSW 2019
Every year, more than 2,000 bands flock to Austin, Texas, for the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW). The internationally recognized event has recently leaned heavy on tech, but music still plays a big part. During this year's mid-March music showcase, Japan was represented by a...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 14, 2019
Eyehategod spreads the sludge metal gospel
Eyehategod shouldn't have lasted three decades.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 17, 2019
Funk on Da Table: The band bringing New Orleans funk to Japan
For over two decades, June Yamagishi and John "Papa" Gros have been bringing New Orleans and Japan closer together through music.

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