Minamisoma, August 2015
Ishinomaki, July 2014
Fukushima, August 2015
Otsuchi, July 2014
Kamaishi, July 2014
Ofunato, August 2015
Ogatsu, August 2015
Otsuchi, July 2014
Otsuchi, March 2013
Rikuzentakata, July 2014
Photos by Sara Pettinella

"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
Art Hirahara — Piano
Noriyuki "Ken" Okada — Bass
Saki Kono — Guest Vocalist & Tour Coordinator


Sep 30 - Iwaki, Fukushima
Oct 1 - Iwaki, Fukushima
Oct 2 - Minamisanriku, Miyagi
Oct 3 - Kesennuma, Miyagi
Oct 4- Ofunato, Iwate
Oct 5 - Otsuchi, Iwate
Oct 6 - Otsuchi, Iwate
Oct 8 - Ishinomaki, Miyagi
Oct 10 - Osaka
Oct 11 - Kobe
Oct 12 - Kyoto

Watch the beautiful documentary film created by Sara Pettinella to re-experience our Japan Tour 2014!