Derek Short Jazz Funk and Groove Jam Session

2018 / 04 / 08 (Sun)
Live House:
Whisper - Sangenjaya
Blues, Funk, Jazz, Latin, R n B
Open Time:
Start Time:
Door Price:
¥2,000 plus 1 drink minimum
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Derek Short Jazz Funk and Groove Jam Session


Derek Short Jazz Funk and Groove Jam Session this Sunday (4月8日) at Whisper in Sangenjaya. We haven’t been there for a couple of months  so we are looking forward to it. This is a mixed genre jam session and all styles, instruments, vocalists, etc.., are welcome. Whisper is a cool cozy room with a feeling of history and a lovely grand piano which is perfect for jazz.

The House Band will be:


Derek Short - 6 string bass / saxophone / vocal, etc..,

Thomas Muramatsu - Guitar

Naoya Miyara - Drums



Derek Short's Homepage:

p.s. ,

We usually bring a couple of iPads with all the charts that we need so basically almost any song in any style is ok!!!

Below are just a few of the many tunes we have done at previous sessions (of course we would love for people to suggest other tunes too). *ご参考までに下の方に今まで演奏した曲目を記載します。



Street Life ( Crusaders )

Cold Duck Time (Eddie Harris)

Don't Know Why (Nora Jones)

Red Clay ( Freddie Hubbard )


Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)

Crazy In Love (Beyonce)

Rock With You (Michael Jackson)

I Will Always Love You (Whitney Huston)

Tell Me Something Good (Rufus)

Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)

Chain of Fools (Aretha Franklin)

California Soul (Marlena Shaw)

Golden (Jill Scott)

All Blues (Miles Davis)

I Wish (Stevie Wonder)

Afro Blue (Robert Glasper / Erika Badeau)

Actual Proof (Herbie Hancock)

If I Ain't Got You (Alicia keys)

Driftin' ( Herbie Hancock )

My Cherie Amour ( Stevie Wonder )

Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)

Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone ( Bill Withers )

Let's Stay Together (Al Green)

Lovely Day (Bill Withers)

Hang Up Your Hangups (Herbie Hancock)

Thieves In The Temple (Prince)

Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)

Smoke on The Water (Deep Purple)

Footprints (Wayne Shorter) Terrance Blanchard arr.

Stand By Me ( Ben E King )

Chameleon (Herbie Hancock)

Englishman In New York (Sting)

Dock Of The Bay (Ben E King)

Mercy Mercy Mercy (Cannonball Adderly)

I Keep Forgetting ( Michael Macdonald )

Seven Steps To Heaven (Miles Davis)

Well You Needn't (Thelonious Monk)

Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

People Make The World Go Round ( The Stylistics )

Come Together (Beatles)

Mustang Sally

A Night In Tunisia ( Dizzy version )

And The Melody Remains The Same (Chaka Khan version )

Blue Bossa

Red Baron ( Billy Cobham )

My Funny Valentine

Fragile (Sting)

Brown Sugar (D'Angelo)

Soul Intro

Ain't No Sunshine ( Bill Withers)

Just The Two of Us (Grover Washington Jr.)

The Chicken

Cissy Strut (The Meters)

Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)

What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)

Four on Six ( Wes Montgomery )

I Can't Help It (Michael Jackson)

All Blues (Miles Davis )

Jean Pierre ( Miles Davis )

Change The World ( Eric Clapton )

Yesterday ( Beatles as Reggae )

Road Song ( Wes Montgomery )

You've Got a Friend (Carole King)

Blue In Green (Miles)

Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock)

Nature Boy (George Benson )

Don't Know Why (Nora Jones )

The Thumb ( Wes Montgomery )

Happy (Pharell Williams) 

Watermelon Man (Headhunters version)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

Josie ( Steely Dan )

Peg ( Steely Dan )

Crazy ( Gnarls Barkley )

Georgy Porgy (Toto)

Tell Me A Bed Time Story ( Herbie Hancock )

Spain ( Chick Corea )

Armando's Rhumba ( Chick Corea )

Humpty Dumpty (Chick Corea )

Feel Like making Love ( Roberta Flack)

Hit The Road Jack (Scofield Arrangement)

I Don't Need No Doctor (Scofield Arrangement)

Sticks and Stones ( Scofield Arrangement)

Teen Town ( Jaco )

Birdland ( Weather Report )

Three Views of a Secret ( Jaco )

In A Sentimental Mood

There Is No Greater Love

Body and Soul

My Favorite Things

Take Five (Dave Brubeck Group)

500 Miles High ( Chick Corea )

Bright Size Life ( Pat Metheny )

Billie's Bounce ( F Blues )

Rhythm-a-Ning ( Bb Rhythm Changes )

West Coast Blues ( Wes Montgomery )

Valdez in The Country ( Donnie Hathaway )



Live House

Live House:
B1 Wakabayashi 1-8-8, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Address (Japanese):
世田谷区若林 1-8-8 デンス河野 B1
Closest stations:


Whisper - Jazz & Cafe Gallery
Public Transit
東急田園都市線 三軒茶屋駅から世田谷通りを環七方向へ徒歩7分

東急世田谷線 西太子堂駅から徒歩4分



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