Neil Billington (from New Zealand), Chikara Tsuzuki & Kiyohito Koizumi

2019 / 10 / 20 (Sun)
Live House:
AG22 - Koenji
Open Time:
Start Time:
Door Price:
3500 yen + order
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Neil Billington (from New Zealand), Chikara Tsuzuki & Kiyohito Koizumi


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.

Jazz Harmonica Battle with Chikara Tsuzuki (harmonica) and Kiyohito Koizumi (guitar)
Neil Billington plays with Japanese harmonica virtuoso, Chikara Tsuzuki. This is something! If you like harmonicas, you should not miss this show!

■ 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:
5F, 4-26-15 Koenji-Minami, Suginami-ku
Address (Japanese):
杉並区高円寺南4-26-15 富士ビル5F
Map link:
Closest stations:
JR Koenji


The AG22 jazz bar is a cozy and casual little bar on the 5th floor of a building right in front of the south exit of the JR Koenji station.

The live music offered here is mainly acoustic music of various types: jazz, Latin, pops, etc.
They serve original dishes as well as a variety of drinks.


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