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Saturday, February 02, 2019, 18:30 - 21:00

Jazz and Pops Standards

Taku & Rei have quickly become FCCJ favorites with the charming vocals and stage presence of Rei Hamada and the beautiful piano playing of Taku Yasumi.  Taku  had an early interest in jazz and Bossa Nova from high school, which really bloomed while studying at the University of Minnesota where he met jazz pianist Deen Dodge.  Taku was privileged to study with Dodge and joined with the University Jazz Ensemble, where he had the good fortune to play with the likes of jazz greats such as Curtis Fuller and Woody Herman. 
Returning to everyday work life in Japan, Taku was led back to music 20 years later when performing with a Yamaha school Big Band he first met vocalist Rei Hamada. Surprise – Rei turned out to be the daughter of Taku’s classmate at the University of Minnesota!  Rei has been studying and performing jazz, pops, and swing for over eight years.  Her powerful voice and engaging stage presence has made her a favorite in the jazz clubs of Tokyo. 

Don't miss this opportunity to hear a home-grown jazz group show their stuff at SNL. 

And remember, it's free. No cover charge. No music charge.  You just can't beat SNL for an exciting, entertaining night out in Tokyo.

The Entertainment Committee

Coming Up!
February 9     Washboard Chaz
February 16    Kenneth Andrew
February 23    Hiroshi Tanaka & Maria Eva



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