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Traditional Japanese & Jazz Music

  • 30 Apr 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Online

Dear JASSC members,

Click the links to view ticketing information for the 2 performances.

Subject: Fw: JARCC 's Happenings: Celebrating International Jazz Day & Japanese Heritage: Traditional Japanese & Jazz Music

JARCC Ohana,   Stafford just informed me that this concert will be streamed LIVE!  so, click on the information below which is Denver Time so make the adjustment and sit back, and enjoy!

You can view it streaming on Dazzle's website, facebook page, etc...
Dazzle's website:
Youtube: Youtube:

Friday, April 30, 2021      Shows at 7pm & 10pm

7:00 PM Show-

10:00 PM Show-

Celebrating International Jazz Day & Japanese Heritage: Traditional Japanese & Jazz Music

"A combination of traditional music from Japan fused with jazz elements of John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Miles Davis and other jazz luminaries".

Celebrating the great cultures of America & Japan through music, while taking a stance on anti-Asian bias in America and everywhere.

Mami Itasaka Keister: Instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Trained in classical Japanese dance (kabuki nihon buyo) of the renowned Bando school, her stage name is Miko Bando and she teaches Japanese dance out of her Boulder home. She is also trained in Japanese singing, shamisen and percussion:

Jay Keister: Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has studied traditional Japanese music in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in music for kabuki (nagauta) and folk music (minyo). He has been trained in singing and plays shamisen (3-string lute), flutes and percussion:

Stafford Hunter: Multi-Grammy nominated trombonist & seashells player (and sometimes vocalist) Has performed and/or record with Clark Terry, McCoy Tyner, Roy Hargrove, Amy Winehouse, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lenny Kravitz, Oliver Lake, Orrin Evans' Captain Black big band, Steve Turre & Sanctified Shells, and a 21 years member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, (and more...).

Also, has performed at President Bill Clinton's inaugural, modeled for L'Uomo Vogue (the Italian Vogue magazine for men), appeared in a diet Coke television commercial which featured the great Elton John, etc... Stafford has 5 CD's as a leader to date:

Eric Natsuhiro Jordan was born in Shizuoka, Japan but raised in Beaverton, Oregon. Attended Indiana University Bloomington for his Bachelor's of Music, and studied with David Baker. Earned his Master's degree from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Currently a regular member of Jon Romero Y Amanecer, Denver Jazz Orchestra and the Pamlico Sound.

+ Peter Stoltzman-Piano, Hunter Roberts-Bass & Alejandro Castaño -Drums

Stafford Hunter: Trombone & Shells
Mami Itasaka Keister: Vocal & Shamisen  
Jay Keister: Vocal & Shamisen
Eric Natsuhiro Jordan: Tenor Sax & Flute
Peter Stolzman: Piano
Hunter Roberts: Bass
Alejandro Castaño: Drums



I hope to see you there.

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The Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado is a non-profit educational and cultural organization promoting increased awareness, education, and understanding between the citizens of Southern Colorado and Japan.  Learn about the History of the JASSC.

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