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'Japanese Satchmo' moved to tears after New Orleans honor

Aug 14, 2018

'Japanese Satchmo' moved to tears after New Orleans honor

by Jay Reeves

Trumpeter Yoshio Toyama and his wife, Keiko, moved to the United States 50 years ago to learn about traditional jazz in its birthplace, New Orleans. Nightclubs, churches, house parties and jazz funerals became their classroom. The lessons took: Singing with a gravelly voice like the ...

Kiyoshi Koyama: A life lived with jazz

Mar 29, 2018

Kiyoshi Koyama: A life lived with jazz

by Katherine Whatley

"I have lived a life alongside jazz," says Kiyoshi Koyama, jazz critic, journalist and radio host. This is apparent on a recent visit to his home in Chiba Prefecture, where he and his wife live surrounded by walls of neatly organized records, CDs, books ...