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The beginning of summer with the start of the first selection of the "Chigusa Prize"!

Just immersed in jazz tonight
File.2 Discover newcomers in the jazz world "Chigusa Prize"
(Shinchon Koko / Jazz café Chigusa)

2013. At jazz tea ceremony, we established CHIGUSA Records to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mr. Yoshida Masaru's founder. At the same time, it was enacted " Chigusa Award " to inherit the thought of Yoshida Miyoshi "I want to nurture young jazz musicians in Japan", to discover and recognize excellent newcomers once a year.

While there are jazz competitions that have been going on throughout the country for many years, the " Chigusa Prize " may still be the young competition for six years. However, the purpose of establishment is the respect for Yoshida Masaru 's extraordinary jazz and the story of hot support for young musicians.

After World War II, the confinement forces caught in Yokohama, and in the town the US military facilities were formed one after another. At the same time, jazz became a big boom, and Japanese young players playing at camps and night clubs have soared. It was said that the bandmen came together and became a hangout at Chigusa who always had the latest hot record.
Eventually the number of US military clubs will decrease and the work of Japanese bandmen playing will gradually decrease. Jazz from home American As the Japanese came to visit Japan one after another, the playing field of Japanese players gradually became limited.
For Japanese young jazzmen who wish to learn the essence of jazz more and want to pursue their own sound, it became a very difficult era.

Meanwhile, young and unknown players continued going to Chikusa , listening to the sounds of the record for hours, listening to the form of encouraging to play, Yoshida Masaru was looking for encouragement, looking for a performance venue, setting up a concert, and taking some trouble Let's see. It may be that he pushed himself over to jazz, a serious young musician, and was chasing his dream together. It was said to be "oddball" "stubborn father" "funny!", But it can not be said to be an exaggeration to say that dedicated activities have become the cornerstone of Japan's jazz development.
These hot feelings and love were inherited, and the " Chigusa Prize " was formed.

Prizes were awarded to the 1st (2013) female vocalist · Mari Kanemoto, 2nd (2014) bassist · Endo regular, 3rd (Fiscal 2015) frutist · Eri Ogawa, 4th (Fiscal 2016) Male vocalist · Wada Akira, 5th (Fiscal 2017) 5 pianists · Takehi Chiba produced. Both are wonderful young jazz musicians full of talent, active after the awards. If Miyoshi Yoshida was alive, it would have been pleased while saying that.
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Recruitment for the 6th round of primary screening has started on July 1st. The second screening will be held live and will be held in jazz spot dollfie in October.

People who think "I am the one" in passion for jazz, please apply.

* For details on Chugusa Prize

Jazz café Chigusa

Established in 1933 (Showa 8). One of the oldest jazz cafes in Japan. Mr. Yoshida, founder, continued "Building a shop for listening to sounds" since its foundation, not only as an owner of a jazz cafe, but also deeply involved in the music scene in Yokohama as a planning and guardian, its lifetime is the last I continued to be with jazz until. Currently it is managed as a general foundation foundation.

  • Shop / Place name
    Jazz café Chigusa
  • Address
    2-94 Noge-cho Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa ken
  • TEL
  • Business Hour
    【Tuesday - Saturday】 12: 00 ~ 22: 00 【Day · Mond】 12: 00 ~ 18: 00
  • Service
  • Total number of seats
    20 seats