Former Kyoto residents and musicians Beatrix Fife and Mamoru Katagiri (aka Bix & Marki) have returned to Japan and are playing at Urbanguild this Friday! And I do believe their old friend the trumpeter Christopher Fryman will be joining them on stage. From their website:
Beatrix(vocal&flute) and Mamoru Katagiri(guitar) have come back to Japan after 10 years spent in Belgium, then formed a group “Bix&Marki” in Tokyo. Original songs are composed by Mamoru, words are written in French by Beatrix. Intriguing harmony and melody with soft whispering voice and simple warm guitar sound, which are influenced by bossanova and jazz, express a rather poetic and sensitive atmosphere. LINK
You can listen to two of their tunes here.
Date and Time: 29th July · 19:30 – 21:30
Charge: ¥2000 with one drink included
Location: 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). Walk approximately 150 metres. It’s on the 3rd floor of New Kyoto Building. Here is a map.
Thanks to Mayumi Kawaharada for spreading the good word!