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TOKYO BIG BAND is a Tokyo-based 19-piece jazz ensemble that features prominent international musicians.


Jonathan Katz directs, composes, arranges, and plays piano for the group, which he founded in 2008.


TBB’s library includes over 50 original arrangements of original compositions, jazz and popular standards, and most uniquely, Japanese children’s, folk, and popular songs.


Japanese people have sung these songs from childhood and enjoy hearing them reworked from a western jazz musician’s perspective.


Two French horns add a mellow roundness to our sound. TBB is a hit with first-time jazz listeners, who have come back again and again to augment our core audience.

TOKYO BIG BAND: Hamabe no Uta 浜辺の歌

With guest vocalist Andrea Hopkins

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