Our old friend Yoshida Koichi has two gigs coming up this month with his wonderful band Yugao. Yugao (夕顔 or moonflower) are shakuhachi player Yoshida Koichi, jazz pianist Ikeda Ippei, and classical cellist William Prunkl. The music they make together is unique and unforgettable. On this occasion they will again be accompanied by special guest Fujisawa Bayan on tabla. Here are the details of their shows:
Date: Friday November 5th
Time: Doors open 6:00pm / Show starts at 7
Tickets: 2,000 yen in advance / 2300 on the door (for reservations call 090-8531-5515 ~ Japanese only)
Location: Zac Baran is a legendary cafe/bar/music spot on the north side of Marutamachi a short walk east of Higashioji Dori. Here is a most convenient map.
Date: November 14th
Time: Doors open 6.30 pm / Start 7.30 pm
Tickets: 2,000 yen in advance / 2300 on the door (includes one drink/for reservations call 090-8531-5515 ~ Japanese only)
Location: To find Urbanguild, from Sanjo Dori go down Kiyamachi Dori (this is the narrow street running alongside Takase stream) Urbanguild is on the east side (left hand side as you walk down from Sanjo) after approximately 150 metres. It’s on the 3rd floor of New Kyoto Building – access by elevator or stairs. Here’s a map.
Images courtesy of Yoshida Koichi.