Billie & Lester

Jazz where you least expect it..this is Tokyo

Harajuku is the youth fashion center of Tokyo, not exactly the jazziest area in town..yet I forgot that on the side of the Volontaire cafe/bar were these fantastic portraits of Billie Holliday and Lester Young.

Update: Volontaire closed the original shop and moved to Akasaka a couple of years ago.


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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*