Good news for Jazz fans! Renowned American jazz guitarist, Joshua Breakstone has moved to Kyoto and will be playing here regularly in a special series of “First Fridays” starting this July. The venue is a great new jazz club in Gion called Bond’s Rosary. Says Joshua, “On the first Friday of every month I’ll be there with my trio and we’ll invite a special guest to play with us.” The special guests booked for the first three months are alto sax player, Gary Tegler on July 6th, vocalist Kunie Iwanami on August 3rd, and pianist Philip Strange on September 7th.
If you can’t make it to Joshua’s Kyoto shows, fear not! Joshua will also be playing a series of Last Saturday gigs at Basin Street in the nearby city of Kobe.
About Joshua Breakstone
“The signature characteristics of Joshua’s playing style are melodic inventiveness, fluid, horn-like lines, and harmonies etched by careful note selection.” – Tim Berens
Joshua Breakstone has been described as “a discreetly confident force of nature in command of his own technical power”. With over 20 albums recorded since his 1983 debut, “Wonderful!”, Breakstone has recorded with jazz legends such as Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris, Kenny Barron, and Pepper Adams. His most recent recording, “Children of Art”, is a tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and will be available for sale at his shows.
Bonds Rosary is a 4 minute walk from Exit 1A of Hankyu Kawaramachi Station and a 30 second walk from Exit 7 of Gion-Shijo Station. Here is a MAP of the location.
Basin Street is an 8 minute walk north of Sannomiya Station in Kobe. Here is a MAP.
Find out more about Joshua and his music at his website: http://www.joshuabreakstone.com