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

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Sun, Aug 4, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Vallejo Jazz Society - Empress Theatre

330 Virginia St, Vallejo, CA 94590

Start: 5:00 PM

Special Guest: Shoko Hikage (koto)

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Black Cat

400 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Fri, Aug 9, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Otonowa at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2019

Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

Start: 6:00 PM

All Stages or Higher Wristband Required


Nov 8 - Iwaki
Nov 9 - Karakuwa
Nov 10 - Ofunato
Nov 11 & 12 - Otsuchi
Nov 13 - Ishinomaki
Nov 15 - Kyoto
Nov 16 - Osaka & Kobe
Nov 17 - Osaka
Nov 18 - Fukuoka
Nov 19 & 20 - Kumamoto
Details TBA

SOUNDCIRCLE - Documentary of Otonowa created by Sara Pettinella

Documentary of our Japan Tour 2014 created by Sara Pettinella