October 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. Here are some highlights for October with more to be added each week, but be sure to check TochohTokyo Gig Guide, Time Out Tokyo and Tokyo Dross for comprehensive listings.

Sat Oct 1st – It’s Time For Africa Vol. 8 (African Music DJ Night) at Li-Po, Shibuya

Sat Oct 1st – Fumio Itabashi ‘FIT’ CD Release Live at Dolphy, Yokohama

Sun Oct 2nd – Keisuke Ohta & Yuji Katsui at Lady Jane, Shimo-Kitazawa

Sun Oct 3rd – Peter Brotzmann & Masahiko Sato at Candy, Inage

Tue Oct 4th – David Negrete Quartet at Pit Inn, Shinjuku

Fri Oct 7 – Sun Oct 9 Montreux Jazz Festival Japan at Ebisu Garden Place, Ebisu

Sat Oct 8th & Sun Oct 9th – Yokohama Jazz Promenade (indoor and outdoor live events all around Yokohama)

Sun Oct 9th – Peter Brötzmann/Michiyo Yagi/Tamaya Honda at Pit Inn, Shinjuku

Sun Oct 9th – Sadao Watanabe & Richard Bona at Cotton Club, Marunouchi

Mon Oct 10th – Akira Sakata Salon at Kissa Sakaiki, Yotsuya

Mon Oct 10th – Masashi Tomikawa’s Jam Session at Meg, Kichijoji

Tue OCt 11 Shun Sakai, Shinpei Ruike Shikou Ito at Koen-Dori Classics, Shibuya

Wed Oct 12 – Mali (West Africa) Music Night at World Kitchen Baobab, Kichijoji

Wed Oct 12th & Thur 13th – Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau at Blue Note, Omote-Sando

Fri Oct 14th –  Aaron Choulai Quintet at Pit Inn, Shinjuku

Oct 21 & Sat Oct 22 – Asagaya Jazz Street (indoor and outdoor live events all around Asagaya Station)

Sat Oct 22 & Sun Oct 23 – Peter Barakan’s Live Magic (two-day roots music festival) Ebisu Garden Place Hall, Ebisu

Fri Oct 28th – Francesca Han Trio at Body & Soul, Omotesando

Sat Oct 29th – Jazz Brothers On The Corner DJ Night at The Room, Shibuya


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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*