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Dance, sing, and get drunk in jazz

Jazzz Café CHIGUSA 
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I'm immersed in jazz tonight
File.3 Jazz de Bon Dance
(Mayuko Shinmura / Jazz Cafe Chigusa)

Chigusa also produces and directs jazz-related events in addition to the label business introduced in the previous column.
The most time-consuming preparation is the jazz de Bon Odori held in Noge, the hometown of Chigusa . The first event is in 2014. The degree of chaos increases with each repetition, and it has become a scale that can not be described in a single expression such as "buzzing" and "great success".
Dance, sing, and get drunk in jazz

This year, the fourth time, was held on September 22 and 23. The highlights include the most prominent performers, the merry-go-round, and the attractive opening of Noge. There is also a program for children, and visitors are welcomed with content that both young and old can enjoy.
As you can see from the name of the event, the concept is "Let's dance Bon Odori with jazz!" Familiar jazz tunes are arranged in the style of Bon dance and choreographed in the style of Bon dance. Everyone dances in a big circle on the powerful live music by musicians. If anyone overlooks Noge from space during the last two days, you'll have to think that something is happening ...

It is Chigusa that the area is being enthralled.
854-1024x683.jpg "alt =" "width =" 1024 "height =" 683 "/> If you have visited the Chigusa store once, you will know, but inside the store," Let's dance with jazz " There is no casual atmosphere, and there is an implicit rule that "Please listen to the good sound of the record silently!" Jazz has a history in which many excellent musicians have advanced their skills and sublimated into the arts. I hear that there is courage to open Chigusa 's door, perhaps because of his desire to hear Chigusa = a place to listen to jazz as art. It is the backbone of jazz café, and I want to keep that style going. All our staff values the atmosphere of the store and intends to inherit it.
Dance, sing, and get drunk in jazz

So why was such seriousness (?) Involved in this crazy event?

The closer you get to the essence of jazz, the more you realize that it is music of life, popular music for men and women to dance. When you get back to the starting point, it's also jazz to leave your heart to the sound and rhythm and enjoy it without reason. There is something that is connected to Japanese Bon Odori. Chigusa you are carrying a sign that existing Japan's oldest jazz cafe is, it should not only be committed to academic.
Dance, sing, and get drunk in jazz

At the time of its opening 85 years ago, Chigusa was known for music and jazz that was unknown to many Japanese.It must have been a place to convey the pleasure of swinging. Therefore, I think it is Chigusa 's duty to provide a place to enjoy jazz in various ways.
If you want to enjoy a variety of jazz, you can only come to Noge Jazz de Bon Dance . Dance and drink, sing and eat, listen and get drunk. Enjoy jazz with 5 or 6 senses.

Next year, it will be held by Chigusa again , so please come and visit!
Dance, sing, and get drunk in jazz

  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA
  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA
  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA
  • Jazzz Café CHIGUSA

Founded in 1933 (1933). One of the oldest jazz cafes in Japan. The founder, Yoshida Mae, has been `` making a store to listen to the sound '' since its founding, not only as a jazz cafe owner, but also deeply involved in the music scene of Yokohama as a planning and guardian, and his life is the last Until jazz. It is currently operated as a general incorporated foundation.

  • Address
    2-94 Nogecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
  • TEL
  • Business Hour
    [Tue-Sat] 12: 00-22: 00 [Sun / Mon] 12: 00-18: 00
  • Service
  • Total number of seats
    20 seats