Osaka, October 2016
Minamisoma, August 2015
Ishinomaki, July 2014
Iwaki, September 2016
Osaka, October 2016
Otsuchi, July 2014
Ofunato, August 2015
Ogatsu, August 2015
Otsuchi, March 2013

"Akira Tana’s wonderful group is truly doing something very special here and it is a fine example of how music can break down cultural barriers and expose the commonality within us all." — Jazz Inside

"The quartet has created a gorgeous body of music interpreting traditional and contemporary Japanese melodies through the lens of jazz." — San Jose Mercury News

"Performance seemed love-filled and compassionate. At times it felt like a lullaby; no wonder the children slept. It was exquisite." — San Jose Mercury News

Akira Tana — Drums & Leader
Masaru Koga — Sax, Flute, Shakuhachi & Percussions
Art Hirahara — Piano
Noriyuki "Ken" Okada — Bass
Saki Kono — Guest Vocalist & Tour Coordinator

Tax Deductible Donations handled by San Jose Jazz, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to support music education and live performance. To contribute to Otonowa project, please go to their Contribution Page and enter OTONOWA in the comment box (if contributing online) or in the memo section (if mailing a check).


Sat, Oct 6, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

Mitchell Park Community Center

Tohoku Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert featuring Otonowa

3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Doors Open: 1:00 PM

Start: 1:30 PM

Special Guests: Takahiro Dai (tp) from Otsuchi, Shoko Hikage (koto)

1:00 PM - Doors open; home made snacks available

1:30 PM - Tsunami Relief and Otonowa video presentation and Q&A

2:45 PM - Otonowa Concert

Please make checks payable to "Medaka no Gakko"


More Info:

Admission: $25 General / $15 Students

Sun, Oct 7, 2018 @ 4:30 PM

Bach Dancing Dynamite Society

311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Start: 4:30 PM

Special Guests: Takahiro Dai (tp) from Otsuchi, Shoko Hikage (koto)

4:00 PM - Talk and Q&A with Otonowa members

4:30 PM - Otonowa Concert

Admission: $45/35 General / $30 Students (25 & under with ID)

Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Rendon Hall (Fiddler Annex) at California Jazz Conservatory

Jazz in the Neighborhood presents Otonowa

2040 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704

Start: 7:30 PM

Special Guest: Takahiro Dai (tp) from Otsuchi

Admission: $20 General / $10 Students

Sat, Oct 13, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Sequoia Room at North Coast Brewing Co.

444 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Start: 7:30 PM

Special Guest: Takahiro Dai (tp) from Otsuchi

Admission: $25


Oct 18 - Iwaki
Oct 19 - Karakuwa
Oct 20 - Otsuchi
Oct 21 - Ofunato
Oct 22 - Ishinomaki
Oct 23 - Fukuoka
Oct 24 - Kumamoto
Oct 25 - Minami-aso
Oct 27 - Osaka / Kyoto
Oct 28 - Osaka / Kobe
Oct 29 - Tokyo
Dates/Places Subject to Change
See Schedule for details

SOUNDCIRCLE - Documentary of Otonowa created by Sara Pettinella

Documentary of our Japan Tour 2014 created by Sara Pettinella