Jazz in Japan


Addition to Japan Blog Directory

New Blog: JAZZ in Japan

This site offers Michael Pronko’s view of what is happening in jazz in Japan. Most of the focus is on Japanese musicians, their live performances and their recordings including interviews and other writings. 

About the author of this Japan blog

“I listened to jazz from when I was very young. I fell asleep every night with music coming up from the living room. My father had an enormous collection of records and I gradually had my own, too. I always went to the Kansas City Jazz Festival and all the music I could when I was young. Then, as I got older, I went on my own, borrowing a fake ID to get into clubs in Kansas City as soon as I could drive.

Currently, I write about Tokyo for Newsweek Japan, and about Japanese jazz for Jazz Colo[u]rs, an Italian mailzine. It’s cool to read my own words in Japanese and Italian, but English isn’t so bad, either. Hence, this site. In the past, I have also written for numerous magazines, newspapers and websites in Japan.”

Recent Posts

Tokyo Jazz Notes


Addition to Japan Blog Directory

New Blog: Tokyo JAZZ NOTES

Tokyo Jazz Notes - The blog with all the lowdown on new Japanese jazz, club jazz, funk and so on.

About the author of this Japan blog

From Dover in the UK Sean has been living in Japan since 1997 and he enjoys various aspects of life here.

 

 

 

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Tokyo Jazz Site


Addition to Japan Blog Directory

New Blog: Tokyo Jazz site

Tokyo Jazz Site - Visiting, profiling and spreading the word about every Jazz-related cafe, bar and live house in the Kanto area.

About the author of this Japan blog

Tokyo Jazz Site founder Mr. OK Jazz (sometimes known as James Catchpole but you can call him “Miles”) has lived in Tokyo for more than 12 years. He has worked variously as an English teacher, real estate firm office worker, NGO HR staff, US Recruiting industry office drone, private investigator, tour guide, wedding minister, actor, translator, graduate research student, karaoke machine installer, and now Tokyo jazz cafe explorer. He hopes this will be his final occupation.

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