Neil Billington (from New Zealand), Hal Tsuchida & Yoshifumi Nihonmatsu

2019 / 10 / 27 (Sun)
Live House:
Bright Brown - Nakano
Blues, Jazz
Open Time:
Start Time:
Door Price:
3000 yen + Min. 1 drink order
Pay at the door
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Neil Billington (from New Zealand), Hal Tsuchida & Yoshifumi Nihonmatsu


Neil Billington Japan Tour 2019   

 (promotional clip on YouTube)

The Kiwi harmonica wizard/singer, Neil Billington, will be back in Japan this October!
Some of you may remember seeing him perform at the 2016 Live Magic festival (hosted by Mr. Peter Barakan). Last year he was a guest harmonica player at the chromatic and diatonic harmonica contests sponsored by the Japanese Hohner distributor, Moridaira Gakki.
Please come see him live and enjoy his absolutely awesome performances.

(50% Jazz and 50% Blues)
Neil will play with two internationally renowned players, Hal Tsuchida on organ and Yoshifumi Nihonmatsu on drums. They will cater to both jazz and blues fans! Can you imagine all these three great players get together and jam? It’s going to be an unforgettable evening!

Hal Tsuchida (organ)


Yoshifumi Nihonmatsu(drums)


■ Neil Billington has shown he is one of the leading exponents of the harmonica to come out of New Zealand, and combines a rare capacity for the traditional blues harmonica and the less typical chromatic harmonica. He is equally at home whether playing in the ‘Chicago-style’ of Little Walter, or the more sophisticated jazz sensibilities of the Belgian jazz great, Jean ‘Toots’ Thielemans. Neil has appeared with everyone from NZ jazz maestro Rodger Fox's big band, through to jazz combos and electric blues bands, and folk and roots groups. Neil's own band, The Neil Billington Band, is a regular favourite in NZ's capital city, Wellington. Billington covers a range of genres, from old-time pre-war blues, through all the great Chicago blues harp masters, to the ballads of the American song-book and the jazz standards of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. His is a remarkable versatility on a demanding instrument, showing at times a formidable virtuosity with a deep soulfulness that comes from playing the music he loves. The most typical response he draws from fans at his performances is – “I didn’t know the harmonica could sound like that!” ■

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Live House

Live House:
Bright Brown
東京都中野区中野5-5 9-9 湯澤第二ビル2F
Address (Japanese):
東京都中野区中野5-59-9 湯澤第二ビル2F
Map link:
Closest stations:
Bright Brown


Blues & Jazz lounge


Tel: 080-3024-4685



DIRECTIONS to Bright Brown: Take the North Exit (Kita Guchi) from JR Nakano Station, cross the bus stop/rotary area and enter the SUN MALL shopping arcade. Pass a Uniqlo on your left, etc... turn RIGHT out of the arcade at the COZY CORNER pastry shop. Bright Brown will be on your left, after just a few buildings. It's on the 2nd floor.



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