Meet TOKU from Japan, Jazz Singer/Flugelhorn Player@Kinokuniya Bookstore(NYC)5/10 2pm

PrintJazz singer/flugelhorn player TOKU is famous for collaborations with numerous pop artists including Toshinobu Kubota, Miki Imai, Maki Oguro, EXILE, ZEEBRA.and Cyndi Lauper.

But once you hear his sensual yet spiritual vocal and desperately romantic flugelhorn, you will be drawn into his own musical world.

Come see TOKU playing a few songs from his popular albums.
Megumi Sato-Shelley will be interviewing TOKU.

- Flugelhorn player and Jazz singer TOKU Special Appearance-

May 10, 2014, Sunday
2pm
Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Avenue of the Americas (bet 40th &41st) New York, NY 10018
Tell (212)869-1700

http://www.kinokuniya.com

TOKU’s latest CDs “ Dream A Dream” and “ TOKU Sings and Plays Stevie Wonder” available on the day of event.

TOKU also appears Tommy Campbell’s TEA TrEE^O as a special gueston May 16
https://www.facebook.com/whynotcoffeeNYC
http://www.toku-jazz.com/

 

 

US College Radio Stations Airs Original Concert Audio of Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Tizzy Bac, Nell and Straightner produced by Tokyo FM

asiankungfugeneration2Tokyo FM and JFN(Japan FM Network), Japan’s largest commercial radio network and its key station presented the EARTH X HEART LIVE 2014 concert on Earth Day, at the TOKYO International Hall in Tokyo.

Under the station’s principle “Earth & Human Conscious,” the concert aims to “pave the way to the future through respect for the earth and human life” through the power of music by the ASIA’s four leading bands NELL, TIZZY BAC, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION and STRAIGHTENER. Radio stations in the World will participate in the broadcast.

Participating stations/programs in the US
WVCR 88.3 FM The J-Pop Exchange, Saturday 8PM
Impact 89 FM Asian Invasion Monday 8PM
KNDS-LP – 96.3 FM Fargo  The Russian Predicament Sunday 3PM
The WAWL Tokyo Tower Show Wednesday 9PM
Contact the stations for details.

*Or contact your favorite radio stations! The concert audio is still available for radio play.

2014 Performer: from JAPAN <ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION>

AKGAsian Kan-Fu Generation is a Japanese alternative rock band formed in 1996. The band’s musical style has seminal Western punk and alternative rock influence in conjunction with their own local Japanese indie rock background. Despite the indie nature of their music, the band has enjoyed worldwide commercial success in addition to critical acclaim. They are known for the theme songs of the popular anime series “Naruto”, “Fullmetal Alchemist” and “Bleach.”
[ENGLICH BIO] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Kung-Fu_Generation

2014 Performer: from JAPAN <STRAIGHTENER>

StraightnerJapanese rock band STRAIGHTENER was formed in 1998. After several years of indie gigs, they released their major debut single “Traveling Gargoyle” from Toshiba EMI in 2003. In December 2013, they toured in Korea, Singapore and Taiwan with Asian Kung-Fu Generation to celebrate both bands’ 10-year anniversary.

[ENGLICH BIO] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straightener

Performers : from KOREA <NELL>

NellNell is a South Korean indie rock band. Formed in 1999, the group was named after the movie, Nell, that starred Jodie Foster. The band is known for their gloomy and psychedelic sound. After they gained their fame with tracks like “Stay” “Thank You” and “Good Night.” Their third studio album Healing Process was chosen as one of the five best recordings of the year by critics from South Korea. Nell’s fourth studio album Separation Anxiety was a huge hit in South Korea, ranking number one in various album charts.

[ENGLICH BIO] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nell_%28band%29
[KOREAN BIO] http://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/%EB%84%AC_%28%EC%9D%8C%EC%95%85_%EA%B7%B8%EB%A3%B9%29

Performer : From  TAIWAN <TIZZY BAC>

tizzybacFormed in 1999, Taipei, Taiwan, multicolor band TIZZY BAC integrates jazz, alternative rock and electronic elements, creating a unique atmosphere that indistinctly reminds of Ben Folds Five, New Order and Loop.
Their second studio album “I Think It’s All My Fault That You Turned Out Like That” (2006) made Tizzy Bac one of the biggest indie rock bands in Taiwan.

[ENGLICH BIO] http://www.last.fm/music/Tizzy+Bac/+wiki
[CHINESE BIO] http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tizzy_Bac

***

Tokyo FM welcomes all the radio station to participate in the BROADCAST of the concert’s recorded audio and help raise awareness of important environmental issues, such as marine and atmospheric pollution.

If you are a radio broadcaster and would like to broadcast free recorded material, please contact meguminy@gmail.com

EARTH x HEART LIVE 2014: Summary
Event
Date and time: April 11, 2014 (Monday)
Venue: NHK Hall (Shibuya, Tokyo)
Performers: From Japan ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, STRAIGHTENER/ From Korea NELL/From Taiwan TIZZY BAC
Audience size: 3000 people (estimate)
Donations: A proportion of the concert’s profits will be donated to charity.
Broadcast
Original Broadcast Date/ time: April 22, 2013 (Monday) 19:00-21:00 Japan Time
Stations broadcasting the concert: The 38 stations of JFN, the nine stations of the UFO network. We are also in negotiations with various other radio stations around the world in addition to your company.

TOKYO FM/JFN(Japan FM Network)
Japan’s largest commercial FM radio network and its key station. The network covers the areas where 10 million people reside.

http://www.tfm.co.jp/

http://www.jfn.jp/