Makoto Ozone set to step out with his other family

Music Jan 22, 2015

Makoto Ozone set to step out with his other family

by Frank Spignese

During his years in New York, pianist Makoto Ozone fronted a number of small combos and gigged with such heavyweights as Branford Marsalis, Gary Burton and Christian McBride. But the collaborators he has come back to time and time again are his Japan-based big ...

Tokyo Jazz Festival impresses again

Music | JAZZ NOTES Sep 9, 2014

Tokyo Jazz Festival impresses again

by Sean Smith

Sitting in a muddy field is taken as par for the course, and possibly even part of the attraction, at major summer festivals like Fuji Rock. But rain would certainly have put a damper on any jazz festival set in the heart of the ...

Fukushima kids compose for Philharmonic

Music Feb 18, 2014

Fukushima kids compose for Philharmonic

by Chiho Iuchi

The Sony Music Foundation took the opportunity of the New York Philharmonic's current Asia tour to organize a special event on Feb. 11. The concert aimed to provide Japanese youth — some of whom were from Fukushima Prefecture — with first-class live performances by ...