Jazz fans rejoice! Guitar legend Joshua Breakstone has been in touch with news of his schedule for 2019. Below are the flyers for his ongoing shows in Kyoto and Kobe, and he also has news of some workshops he will be giving in February and March. Here’s Joshua with the details:
“I will be giving a series of workshops on 4 days in February and March in Kyoto, one for instrumentalists and the other for singers.
Workshops will take place on:
Saturday, February 3
Sunday, February 10
Sunday, March 10
Sunday, March 24
There will be 2 sessions:
13:00- 14.45….instrumentalists– Guitar and all other instruments
The place: Le Club Jazz (ル クラブ ジャズ)
〒604-8082 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, 御幸町西入弁慶石町48 Sanjo Dori
I will lead and direct the workshops. Bassist Fukuro Kazuya (福呂和也) will play, assist and also translate when necessary.
Cost: ¥2700 for each day. For anyone who would like to attend all 4 weeks, if they reserve in advance- by emailing me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Facebook messaging– the cost will be ¥10,000 for all 4 weeks.
Instrumentalists workshop: Learn your instrument: scales, intervals, theory, harmony. Blues. Ballads. Standards and learning songs. Improvisation- How we can play new things in our solos and take the ideas in our solos to new places. How to develop your own voice, your own way of playing.
Singers workshop: Singers should have an equal understanding of music- harmony, music theory, intervals- as the musicians they play with. In short, singers should be musicians, not only singers. We will work on theory, hearing and singing intervals, pronunciation, rhythm, learning standards. Everyone will have many chances to sing, we will explore new songs together.”
About Joshua Breakstone:
Guitarist Joshua Breakstone, from NY, has toured twice a year in Japan for more than 30 years as well as all over Europe, the US, and Canada. He has 22 recordings as a leader with such jazz legends as Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Jack McDuff, Mickey Roker, and Al Harewood. He is also the author of “Jazz Etudes: Studies For The Beginning Improviser”, a standard text at many colleges and universities in the US and Europe, and has presented workshops in his travels throughout the world. Joshua moved to Kyoto in June of 2018.
Here as promised are those flyers for Joshua’s shows at Bonds Rosary in Kyoto and Basin Street in Kobe.
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