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Reggae Japansplash ’03

July 21, 1 p.m.

Yomiuriland East, Tokyo

Featuring Luciano, Frankie Paul, Mighty Diamonds, others

8,500 yen. Pia, CN, E+, Ko

(03) 3498-9999; www.tfm.co.jp/jps/

Fuji Rock Festival ’03

July 25-27, 11 a.m.

Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata Prefecture

July 25: Audio Active, Ben Harper, Macy Gray, UA and others

July 26: Bjork, The Coral, Guitar Wolf, Iggy Pop, The Mad Capsule Markets, others

July 27: Asian Dub Foundation, Elvis Costello, Mogwai, Steve Winwood, others

38,000 yen (for three days), 29,000 yen (for two days), 14,500 yen (for one day)

Pia, CN, E+, La (L-code: 33000), FRF’03 Official Shop, www.ganban.net

(0180) 993-998; smash-jpn.com

Light My Fire

July 25-Aug. 31

July 31: Sumida Triphony Hall: Suar Agung (Bali), 7 p.m.

Aug. 22: Shibuya Quattro: Orchestra Baobab (Senegal), 7 p.m.

Aug. 24: Hoya Komorebi Hall: Tokyo, Vocal Sampling, 4 p.m.

Aug. 26: Sumida Triphony Hall: Caribbean Magic Steel Drum Orchestra, 7 p.m.

5,000 yen, 4,500 yen, 4,000 yen, 3,000 yen, Pia, CN, E+

(03) 5280-9996; www.conversation.co.jp

Newport Jazz Festival 2003

Aug. 1-3

Madarao, Nagano

Aug. 1: Jazz Picnic, 11 a.m. Night Session, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 2: Jazz Picnic (plus workshop/talk), 10:15 a.m.

Aug. 3: Jazz Picnic (plus workshop/talk), 10:15 a.m.

Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Candy Dulfer Band, David Sanchez Quartet, The Bad Plus, Ed Cherry Quartet, Jon Faddis, Fried Pride, others

6,000 yen for Jazz Picnic and 4,000 yen for Night Session; 8,000 yen for Jazz Picnic and Night Session (Jazz Picnic tickets valid for Jazz Clinic & Interview).

Pia, CN, E+, Ko, La (L-code: 31936 for Jazz Picnic; 31937 for Night Session; 31938 for both)

(0269) 64-3081; www.madarao.jp/jazz

Rock in Japan Festival 2003

Aug. 1-3, 11 a.m.

Kokuei Hitachi Kaihin Koen

Aug. 1: 175R, O.P. King, HY, Kick the Can Crew, others

Aug. 2: Acidman, Tamio Okuda, Dragon Ash, others

Aug. 3: Art School, Bump of Chicken, The B’z, Pe’z, others

Pia, CN, E+, La (L-code: 33330)

(0180) 993-661, www.rijfes.co.jp

Summer Sonic

Aug. 2, 3, 10:30 a.m.

Chiba Marine Stadium and Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Aug. 2: Blur, Blink 182, Travis, Cheap Trick, others

Aug. 3: The Strokes, Radiohead, The Doors, Blondie, others

23,000 yen for two days, 13,000 yen for one day

Pia, CN, E+, La (L-code: 39000)

(0180) 993-030; www.summersonic.com

Electric Knights — Supported by Summer Sonic

Aug. 2, 10 p.m.

Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Featuring X-Dream, The Delta, Down Hill, Der Interpret, Prime Suspect, Motorman, 808 State DJ Set, Ken Ishii, Dimitri D.K.N., others

6,500 yen. Pia, CN, E+, La (L-code: 31550)

(03) 6419-2069; www.electric-knights.com

Jyonetsu Tairiku — Special Live Summer Time Bonanza

Aug. 9, 3 p.m.

Yomiuriland Open Theater East

Featuring Taro Hakase, Miki Imai and others

8,400 yen, 7,350 yen. Pia, CN, E+, la (L-code: 39437)

(03) 3498-9999; www.kyodotokyo.com

7 Days Jazz

Aug. 14-20, 7 p.m. (Aug. 17, 6 p.m.)

Tokyo International Forum

Featuring Marcus Miller, Omar Hakim, Lalah Hathaway, Take 6, others

9,800 yen. Pia, CN, E+, La (L-code: 33913)

(03) 3498-9999; www.7daysjazz.jp/

Rising Sun Rock Festival 2003 in Ezo

Aug. 15, 3 p.m.; 16, 1 p.m.

Ishikariwan Shinko Tarukawafuto Yoko Outside Special Stage, Hokkaido

Aug. 15: featuring Kishidan, Shikao Suga, The Mods, Ego-wrappin’, others

Aug. 16: featuring Audio Active, Soft Ballet, Masayoshi Yamazaki, Guitar Wolf, others

12,500 yen for both days, 8,000 yen for Aug. 16, 5,500 yen for Aug. 15; Pia, CN, E+, La (L-code: 19249)

(011) 614-9999; rsr.wess.co.jp/2003/

Earth Celebration 2003

Aug. 22-24, 7 p.m.

Concerts, workshops, seminars and discussions at Shiroyama

Aug. 22: Kodo

Aug. 23: “African Night” Badenya les Freres Coulibaly

Aug. 24: “Celebration” Kodo and Badenya les Freres Coulibaly

13,000 yen for three days, 5,200 yen for Aug. 24, 4,700 yen for Aug. 22 and 23, E+, La (L-code: 38081 for Aug. 22; 38084 for Aug. 23; 38085 for Aug. 24

(0259) 86-3631; www.kodo.or.jp/ec/

Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival ’03

Aug. 23, 24, 1 p.m.

Fuji Speed Way Rivers Stage, Oyama-cho, Shizuoka

Aug. 23: Clementine with Kotaro Oshio, Chie Ayado with El Negro & Robbie, The Brecker Brothers, others;

Aug. 24: Paris Match with Mt. Fuji Special Band, Incognito, Chic, others,

9,500 yen, 8,500 yen. Ko, Pia, CN, E+, La (L-code: 39433)

Mt. Fuji Office, (0180) 993-000

(0180) 993-000; mtfujijazz.com

Tokyo Jazz 2003

Aug. 23, 24, 2 p.m.

Ajinomoto Stadium (formerly Tokyo Stadium)

Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Joshua Redman Elastic Band, others; 22,000 yen, 16,000 yen (for two days), 12,000 yen, 9,000, 6,000 yen, 5,000 yen (for one day). Pia, CN, E+, Ko, La (L-code: 35728)

(03) 5777-8600; www.tokyo-jazz.com

Gypsy Summer

Aug. 30, 4:30 p.m.

Shibuya Kokaido, featuring Tchavolo Schmitt, Note Manouche and Taraf de Haidouks

7,000 yen. Pia.

(03) 3498-2881; www.plankton.co.jp/gypsy/

Wire03

Aug. 30, 6 p.m.

Saitama Super Arena

Featuring DAF, Alter Ego, Ken Ishii, Christopher Just, Jeff Mills, Luke Slater, Westbam, Hell, Chris Liebing, Takkyu Ishino and others

10,500 yen. Pia, CN, E+, La (L-code: 35649)

(03) 3796-9999; www.wire03.com

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