A guide to Jazz bars, clubs, cafes & shops in the Tokyo & Yokohama metropolitan areas, also home of the OK Jazz podcast, plus info on Soul, World Music and other happenings around town.

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Great crowd last night at ITFA#4, many thanks to everyone who came down. DJs Plainstone, Richard and Denis all brought some fantastic tunes, I'll...

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Miles Davis - 'Milestones', album Milestones Mbongwana Star - 'Shegue', album From Kinshasa Cheikh Lo - 'Africaden', album Bambay Gueej Milimani Park Orchestra - 'Neema', 'Tufurahi na...
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This is some wild and fresh new music from Congo, light years away from the sweet swining rumba I usually play on OK Jazz...
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LATEST JAZZ SPOTS

2F, 1 Chome−13−6, Kabukicho, Shinjuku
I found this tiny gem of a jazz cafe amidst the chaos that is Kabukicho in Shinjuku. It is a smal...
3F, 7-61-8 Nishi-Kamata, Ota-Ku
This is as old school a jazz bar as you will find in the Tokyo metro area. 直立猿人 (Chokuritsu E...
1-17-10 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-Ku
There's a beautiful simplicity about JBS (Jazz,Blues,Soul). Owner Kobayashi-san has more than 11,...
Ebisu Kaikan Bldg, 4F Kabukicho 1-10-5. Shinjuku, Tokyo
In 2013 Black Sun moved from it's long time home in Nishi-Shinjuku to the heart of Kabukicho. Now...
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