July Events Listings

The Tokyo Metropolitan Area is the world’s largest urban area with over 33 million people. There are literally 50+ good music events every night of the week. Here are some highlights for July with more to be added in coming days, but be sure to check TochohTokyo Gig Guide, Time Out Tokyo and Tokyo Dross for comprehensive listings.

Fri 7/1 – Mon 7/4 Sadao Watanabe Quartet w/ Gilad Hekselman, Ben Wiliams & Ulysses Ownes Jr. at Blue Note, Aoyama

Fri 7/1 Koichi Makigami/Tomo Yamaguchi/Ryoji Hojito at Pit Inn, Shinjuku

Fri 7/1 Takuji Yaamda Quintet at Sometime, Kichijoji

Sat 7/2 Drunken Crazy Improvisation Meeting “Improvisation Music meets Improvisation Dance” Curated by Kazuya Sakurai  at Knuttle House, Kappabashi

Wed 7/6 Nori Shiota Session at Alfie, Roppongi

Fri 7/8 Natural Born Killer BAND featuring:KANKAWA,RUIKE,TAMAYA  at Motion Blue, Yokohama

Tue 7/12 Toku Quartet at Body & Soul, Aoyama

Wed 7/13 Kunihiko Watanabe Quartet at Aketa no Mise, Nishi-Ogikubo

Sat 7/16 Omar Sosa/Kazunori Kumagai, Emi Meyer, & more at Persimmon Hall, Meguro

Sat 7/16 Kyoto Jazz Sextet feat. Tomoki Sanders at The Room, Shibuya

Sat 7/16 Keisuke Ohta,Yosuke Yamashita,Kazutoki Umezu at Pit Inn, Shinjuku

Sat 7/16  Michiyo Yagi, Green Flames, Matthew Mottel at SuperDeluxe, Roppongi

Wed 7/20 Lee “Scratch” Perry: The Best of Black Ark Set at Liquidroom, Ebisu

Fri 7/22 Jacques Demierre + guests at Kissa Sakaiki, Yotsuya

Mon 7/25 – Wed 7/27 Robert Glasper Experiment at Billboard Live, Roppongi

Sun 7/31 Jim O’Rourke/Eiko Ishibashi/Joe Talia at Lady Jane, Shimokitazawa

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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*