Bennett-Kuroda w/ Jeff Curry + Matt Gillan

When:
2019 / 05 / 17 (Fri)
Live House:
Fuglen - Asakusa
Categories:
World, Acoustic, Blues, Folk
Open Time:
18:00
Start Time:
19:00
Door Price:
FREE
Website:
http://www.polarityrecords.com/tokyo-song-celebration.html
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Bennett-Kuroda w/ Jeff Curry + Matt Gillan

Details

Tokyo Song Celebration is here to do just that: to celebrate the art and spirit of song. Hosted by regular performers Bennett-Kuroda, the monthly event will bring their ever-expanding repertoire of original songs by Samm Bennett (as well as selected cover tunes) to Fuglen, the new cafe and bar in Asakusa, Tokyo. 

In addition to Bennett-Kuroda's musical offerings, each installment of Tokyo Song Celebration features a special guest performer, chosen from Tokyo's rich pool of musical talent, or visiting artists passing through.

There is NO cover charge, entry is FREE to the public.

The venue is a stylish and comfortable spot, with a focus on fine coffee (some delicious baked goods may also be available) but also featuring a full bar, including craft beer, wine and liquors. Notable also is that there are 3 separate rooms within the venue: the main room (where the music will be happening) as well as another totally separate room on the same floor with tables, couches and chairs, and yet another third room, just up a spiral staircase, with additional lounge-ability. It's possible, then, to move into another area should you want to take a break from the musical performances and chat with friends. A nice flexibility.


THE (rough) SCHEDULE for Friday 5/17:

1st set: 19:00 ~ 19:45 - Bennett-Kuroda w/ Jeff Curry, bass
2nd set: 20:00 ~ 20:45 - Matt Gillan, sanshin ("Okinawan shamisen") and vocal
3rd set: 21:00 ~ 22:00 - Bennett-Kuroda w/ Jeff Curry, bass


Scheduled guest performer:

FRI 5/17 : Matt Gillan

Some of you may know Matt Gillan from his deep New Orleans style PIANO playing in Samm Bennett's New Orleans rhythm'n'blues combo King Cake Baby. But Matt wears many musical hats, and one of them, actually you might say his MAIN musical hat, is the traditional music of Okinawa. He is a masterful player of the three-string sanshin, the foremost of the Okinawan traditional instruments. And his singing of Okinawan folk songs is absolutely superlative. This is a rare chance to hear Matt display his formidable talents in this unexpected musical area!

And in addition to Matt's joining the TSC goings-on on this evening, Bennett-Kuroda is thrilled to have none other than Jeff Curry joining on upright bass, for the first and the third sets. Jeff is quite simply one of the finest bassists in Tokyo, and will be bringing a deep, steady pocket and a compelling propulsion to the Bennett-Kuroda sound.


Live House

Live House:
Fuglen
Address:
2 Chome-6-15 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0032
Area:
Asakusa
Address (Japanese):
〒111-0032 東京都台東区浅草2丁目6−15
Map link:
https://www.google.co.jp/maps/place/FUGLEN+ASAKUSA/@35.7144656,139.7918057,17z/d
Closest stations:
Asakusa, Tawaramachi
Fuglen

Details

Fuglen hosts occasional musical performances, including the "Jazz and Cocktails" series (1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month) and the "Tokyo Song Celebration" series (3rd Friday of the month. 

Fuglen is a stylish and comfortable spot, with a focus on fine coffee (some delicious baked goods may also be available during nighttime shows, but not guaranteed!) In addition to coffees and teas, Fuglen features a full bar including craft beer, wine and liquors. Notable also is that there are 3 separate rooms within the venue: the main room (where the music will be happening) as well as another totally separate room on the same floor with tables, couches and chairs, and yet another third room, just up a spiral staircase, with additional lounge-ability. It's possible, then, to move into another area should you want to take a break from the musical performances and chat with friends.

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