In Spring 2015 photographer Philip Arneill invited me to collaborate on a new photo project, an attempt to visually document the hidden and dying world of tiny jazz bars & cafes located throughout the Tokyo Metropolitan Area (and beyond!) To date we’ve visited 158 establishments, held exhibitions in New York, California and Malaysia, and most recently at the ‘KINKAJOU’ collaboration event with AntiSocialJazzClub in Liverpool in November 2017.
*Tokyo Jazz Joints was interviewed for It’s Psychedelic Baby magazine website, December 2018.
*A photo from Tokyo Jazz Joints was published (print/online) in The Japan Times in November 2018.
*Tokyo Jazz Joints was exhibited at the Moonglow Project in Dalston, London, from October 25th-November 18th.
*A photograph from Tokyo Jazz Joints was published in White Lion Publishing’s ‘How to Live Japanese‘ book in October 2018.
*Check out Marc Rowlands’ article about the project and more on WaxPoetics by clicking here.
*Check out Paul Bradshaw and Tony Higgins talking about, among other things, Tokyo Jazz Joints, and dropping some deep, deep Japanese jazz on WorldWide FM by clicking here.
*Check out the ASJC look back on The Tokyo Jazz Joints exhibition and ‘KINKAJOU‘ collaboration by clicking here.
*Tokyo Jazz Joints was featured in Liverpool magazine Bido Lito! To read the online article, click here.
*The Tokyo Jazz Joints exhibition and ‘KINKAJOU‘ collaboration with AntiSocialJazzClub was featured on the Independent Liverpool website in the UK. To read more, click here.
*The Tokyo Jazz Joints exhibition and ‘KINKAJOU‘ collaboration with AntiSocialJazzClub in Liverpool in November 2017 was featured on the Japan National Tourism Organisation website in the UK. To read more, click here.
*Weaver’s Door in Liverpool posted about the project on their blog. To read the post, click here.
*Ian Patterson’s article about the project was published online by All About Jazz in September 2017. To read it, click here.
*Tokyo Jazz Joints was interviewed as part of Mr Jukes’ ‘Six Thousand Miles for a Sample‘ album promo video. Click here to watch.
*Tokyo Jazz Joints was displayed in a one-day pop-up exhibition in celebration of International Jazz Day on April 30th 2017 in Tokyo. Click here for more.
*Tokyo Jazz Joint’s photo of Uncle Tom in Sangenjaya was published in The Times (UK) newspaper on January 25th 2017 as part of an article on listening bars. To see the article click here.
*Read about Tokyo Jazz Joints on Jazz FM.
*Tokyo Jazz Joints exhibited a selection of images at the Penang Island Jazz Festival in Malaysia from December 1-4th 2016.
*To see Tokyo Jazz Joints in Departures online magazine, please click here.
*To read about Tokyo Jazz Joints on The Vinyl Factory, click here .
*Tokyo Jazz Joints had its second US exhibition from March 29th-May 7th at the Krause Center for Innovation in Los Altos, CA.
*Tokyo Jazz Joints was first exhibited at Team Love Ravenhouse Gallery in New Paltz, NY, from August 1st – September 13th 2015.
*Tokyo Jazz Joints was featured in the August edition of Chronogram, the Hudson Valley arts & culture magazine.
*To hear an interview about the project with Jazz on the Tube’s Ken McCarthy, click here.
Check out all the pics at the Tokyo Jazz Joints website.