Immerse yourself in jazz tonight
File.3 Jazz de Bon Odori
(Mayuko Niimura / Chigusa Jazz Cafe)
In addition to the label business introduced in the previous column, Chigusa also produces and directs events related to jazz.
The most time-consuming preparation is the Jazz de Bon Odori , which is held in Noge, the home of Chigusa . The first event was held in 2014. The degree of chaos increases with each round, and it has become a scale that cannot be expressed in a single expression, such as "busy" and "great success".
This year, the fourth time, was held on September 22nd and 23rd. The contents are full of brilliant performers, merry-go-round, attractive stores of Noge, etc. There is also a program for children, which welcomes visitors with content that can be enjoyed by all men and women of all ages.
As you can see from the event name, the concept is "Let's dance Bon Odori with jazz!". Arranged a familiar jazz masterpiece in a Bon Odori style and choreographed it in a Bon Odori style. Everyone dances in a big circle with a powerful live performance by a musician. If anyone looks down on Noge from space for the last two days, I have to think that something is being communicated …
It is Chigusa that is the mechanism that makes the area enthusiastic.
4-1024×683.jpg "alt =" "width =" 1024 "height =" 683 "/> As anyone who has visited the Chigusa store once knows," Let's dance with jazz "etc. There is no casual atmosphere, but there is an implicit rule that "silently listen to the good sound of the record!". Jazz has a history of being sublimated into the realm of art by many excellent musicians. Is it because I hear the voice that it takes courage to open the door of Chigusa because there is a feeling that " Chigusa = a place to listen to jazz as an art"? That is the essence of a jazz cafe, and I want to continue to maintain that style. All of us staff will cherish the atmosphere of such a store and will inherit it.
So why was such a serious (?) Nachigu involved in this crazy event?
The closer you get to the essence of jazz, the more you realize that it is the music of life, popular music for men and women to dance. Returning to the starting point, it is also jazz to leave yourself to the sound and rhythm as you like and enjoy it without reason. There is something similar to Japanese Bon Odori. Chigusu , who carries the signboard of Japan's oldest jazz cafe that still exists, should not just be academically devoted to it.
When the store opened 85 years ago, Chigusa was a music and jazz music and jazz that was unknown to many Japanese people.It must have been a place to convey the joy of singing. 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 to your heart's content, you have to come to Noge Jazz de Bon Odori . You can dance, drink, sing, eat, listen and get drunk. I want you to enjoy jazz with 5 or 6 senses.
It will be held again next year, produced by Chigusa , so please come visit us!
Outline of the event
Jazz Cafe Chigusa
Founded in 1933. One of the oldest jazz cafes in Japan. Mamoru Yoshida, the founder, has been "creating a store for listening to sounds" since the company was founded, and has been deeply involved in the music scene in Yokohama not only as an owner of a jazz cafe but also as a planner and guardian, and his life is the last. It continued to be with jazz. It is currently operated as a general incorporated foundation.About the facility Access