Dec 2017 Events Listings

The Tokyo Metropolitan Area is the world’s largest urban space with over 33 million people. There are literally 200+ good music events every night of the week.  For English language information check TochohTokyo Gig Guide, Time Out Tokyo and Tokyo Dross for more comprehensive listings. More events to be added here as well over the coming days.

Fri Dec 1 – A Night Of Arabesque (featuring Yuji Tsunemi & Christopher Hardy) at Koen-Dori Classics, Shibuya

Mon Dec 4 – Erena Terakubo Quartet at Dolphy, Yokohama

Mon Dec 4 – DJ Kumagai at Bar 45, Shibuya

Tue Dec 5 – Shibusa Shirazu at Pit Inn, Shinjuku

Wed Dec 6 – Terumasa Hino Quintet at Alfie, Roppongi

Fri Dec 8 – Isolation Trio at Bar Apollo, Shimo-Kitazawa

Fri Dec 8 – Raymond McMorrin & Hiroshi Yamazaki at Knuttle House

Sat Dec 9 – Fabian Almazan & Linda Oh at Pit Inn, Shinjuku

Sat Dec 9 – DJ Krush, DJ Yas & DJ Quietstorm, DJ Kensei at Club Asia, Shibuya

Sat Dec 9 & Sat Dec 16 – Yasushi Nakamura New York Trio at Body & Soul, Aoyama

Sun Dec 10 – Keiji Haino/Selen Gulun at Lady Jane, Shimo-Kitazawa

Sun Dec 10 – Gene Jackson Trio at Sometime, Kichijoji

Tue Dec 12 – Akira Ishii & Hideaki Kanazawa at Bar Apollo, Shimo-Kitazawa

Tue Dec 12 – Ellingtonian 7 at Sometime, Kichijoji

Wed Dec 13 – Grace Mahya Special Trio at Dolphy, Yokohama

Thur Dec 14 & Tue 19- Soundwave Journey/Afro Begue Live at The Room, Shibuya

Sat Dec 16 – It’s Time For Africa DJ Night at Li Po Bar, Shibuya

Sun Dec 17 – Zipangu Steel Orchestra at World Kitchen Baobab, Kichijoji

Mon Dec 18 – Fumio Itabashi Mini-Orchestra at Aketa No Mise, Nishi-Ogikubo

Mon Dec 18 & Tue 19 – Yousuke Yamashita Quartet at Pit Inn, Shinjuku

Tue Dec 19 – Dojo (Michiyo Yagi & Tamaya Honda) at Koen-Dori Classics, Shibuya

Tue Dec 19 (4 nights) – Patti Austin at Blue Note, Aoyama

Wed Dec 20 – Bim Bam Boom at Shelter, Shimo-Kitazawa

Sat Dec  23 – Ai Kuwabara Christmas Special at Pit Inn, Shinjuku

Sat Dec 23 – Mr. OK Jazz DJ Night at SubStore, Koenji

Fri Dec 29 – Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band at Pit Inn, Shinjuku

Fri Dec 29 (3 nights) – Robert Glasper Trio at Blue Note, Aoyama

Sun Dec 31 – Freddie Cole Countdown Special at Cotton Club, Marunouchi



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Mr. OK Jazz is a 20+ year resident of Japan and spends all his free time wandering the Kanto area looking for jazz cafes, bars, clubs and record stores. For two years he hosted the OK Jazz radio show on InterFM Radio, currently the OK Jazz podcast. You can reach him at *protected email*