Katherine Whatley

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Sadao Watanabe, Japan's godfather of jazz, passes on his wisdom

Music Jun 25, 2019

Sadao Watanabe, Japan's godfather of jazz, passes on his wisdom

Before he became one of Japan's best-loved jazz musicians, saxophone player Sadao Watanabe was one of the first Japanese musicians to study in the United States. As a young man he studied at Berklee College of Music, in Boston. "Back then, the journey was long. ...