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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Fri, August 31, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Hidden Valley Inn
102 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Tickets Available Here
Special Guest: Shoko Hikage (koto)

Sat, September 1, 2018
3:00 PM
Watsonville Buddhist Temple
423 Bridge St, Watsonville CA 92109
Special Guest: Shoko Hikage (koto)
Details TBA

Sun, September 2, 2018
7:30 PM
Cafe Pink House
14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Details TBA

Sat, October 6, 2018
Fundraiser at Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto
Special Guests: Takahiro Dai (tp), Shoko Hikage (koto)
Details TBA

Sun, October 7, 2018
Bach Dancing Dynamite Sociery
Half Moon Bay, CA
Special Guests: Takahiro Dai (tp), Shoko Hikage (koto)
Details TBA

Wed, October 10, 2018
Jazz in the Neighborhood at California Jazz Conservatory
Berkeley, CA
Special Guest: Takahiro Dai (tp) from Otsuchi
Details TBA

Sat, October 13, 2018
Sequoia Room at North Coast Brewing Co.
Fort Bragg, CA
Special Guest: Takahiro Dai (tp) from Otsuchi
Details TBA


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

SOUNDCIRCLE - Documentary of Otonowa created by Sara Pettinella

Documentary of our Japan Tour 2014 created by Sara Pettinella