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A night at Yokosuka's live spot where you can fall in love with the young talent of the Chigusa Award

Younger Than Yesterday 
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I'm immersed in jazz tonight
File.8 Yokosuka Younger Than Yesterday
Mayuko Shinmura (Jazz Cafe Chigusa)

The Chigusa Prize was founded to discover outstanding jazz musicians. There will be a competition every time, and the winner will be given the opportunity to produce LPs and CDs as a side prize.
This is the sixth time, and the clarinet player Jun Miyawaki (26) from Yokosuka City has won.
At first glance, she is a cute young man, but once the performance starts, she has a passionate, bouncing power. The moment you breathe in, the mellow and glossy tone will attract and listen to those who are listening.
Of course there is a technique, but the depth of his emotion seems to be reflected in the sound, and the gap with the easy-going appearance is good again. I can nod that there are already many fans.
After LP and CD production, a release live is also held every year. It was held only once in the area centered on Yokohama Noge, but this time the winner was from Yokosuka City, so even at the live spot “Younger Than Yesterday” (commonly known as “YTY”) related to him Held.
YTY has been the base of Yokosuka culture since it opened in September 2001, and is a space where you can enjoy a variety of live performances that are genre-independent. In a spacious space with over 100 seats that has been converted from a former cinema, you can relax and enjoy live performances, as well as enjoy drinks and meals.
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When it comes to live spots, there are problems with soundproofing, and there are many places where there is a sense of closedness. On the other hand, YTY is a former movie theater on the 4th floor of a nostalgic building, so the lobby space is open. The time before the live starts can be spent comfortably.
The retro and cool interior that retains the Showa era is unbearable for those who like it.

The owner is Shigeru Sasaki, born and raised in Yokosuka. What an active dentist!
When Sasaki was a child, there was still a recruitment system in the United States, and some U.S. forces stationed in Yokosuka were cultural and musicians. In Yokosuka, he got acquainted with authentic American music and entered the world of music.
The opening of YTY was triggered by the consultation of a building owner, a former acquaintance, about reusing the site of a movie theater. He said, "I want to create a place where music gathers!" No matter how old you are, you call it "Younger Than Yesterday". Nowadays, musicians who are famous are also appearing, and it is no exaggeration to say that it is a live spot representing Yokosuka.

The live members from the record this time are young in their twenties and early thirties, but they are in harmony with the retro and yokoskanized space, and they say “cool!” Their talents are obvious at first glance if you listen to them directly, but coupled with the atmosphere of YTY, they became a unique live performance.
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The era has entered the Reiwa era, but if you want to immerse yourself in the ska culture that has been passed down since Showa, please visit YTY.

* Click here for YTY Live Schedule >>>

* Atsushi Miyawaki album "SCENERY" is now on sale!
Contact Chigusa .

    There is a different space where you can enjoy your meal and drink while watching the live performance.
    Various live performances and events are held every day in an open space renovated from a former movie theater.

    • Address
      2-17 Otaki-cho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa Elsville 4F
    • TEL
    • Business Hour
      18: 00-23: 00 / Closed on Mondays * Depends on business implementation