Yokohama is Japan’s hometown of jazz, and though Kobe and Tokyo can claim bragging rights, those cities never put on as impressive a festival as the annual Yokohama Jazz Promenade, which takes place Oct. 9 and 10 this year.

Every year, Yokohama offers a unique chance to hear extremely talented musicians from around the globe. Rather than hauling in well-known international stars from big labels, though, Yokohama re-creates an overseas jazz scene here. This year’s special guests are from Holland. Seven Dutch groups will be here presenting a wide array of different styles of jazz. As for Japanese musicians, it’s easier to say who’s not going to play.

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