"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
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OTONOWA JAPAN TOUR 2019
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
SOUNDCIRCLE - Documentary of Otonowa created by Sara Pettinella
Documentary of our Japan Tour 2014 created by Sara Pettinella