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A night at a live spot in Yokosuka, listening to the young talent of the Chigusa Award

横須賀のライブスポットで、ちぐさ賞の若き才能に聴き惚れた夜

Immerse yourself in jazz tonight
File.8 Yokosuka Younger Than Yesterday
Mayuko Niimura (Chigusa, a jazz cafe)

The "Chigusa Award" was created to discover outstanding young jazz musicians. Each competition will be held, and the winner will be given the opportunity to produce LPs and CDs as a supplementary prize.
This time, the sixth time, was won by Atsushi Miyawaki (26), a clarinet player from Yokosuka City.
At first glance, he is a cute young man, but when the performance starts, his passionate, bouncing power bursts out. At the moment when I took a breath, the mellow and glossy tone attracted the listener's heart and never let go.
Of course there is a technique, but it seems that his depth of emotion is reflected in the sound, and the gap with the laid-back appearance is also good. No wonder there are already many fans.
After LP and CD production, a live release will be held every year. It was held only once in the area centered on Yokohama Noge every year, but this time the winner is from Yokosuka City, so even at the live spot "Younger Than Yesterday" (commonly known as "YTY") related to him. It was held.
YTY has been the base of Yokosuka culture since it opened in September 2001, and is a space where you can enjoy various live performances regardless of genre. In a spacious space with more than 100 seats, which was renovated from a former movie theater, you can enjoy not only relaxing live performances, but also drinks and meals.

When it comes to live spots, there may be a lot of closed feelings due to soundproofing issues. In that respect, YTY is a former movie theater on the 4th floor of a building with a nostalgic appearance, so the lobby space is open. You can spend a comfortable time until the live starts.
The retro and cool interior that retains the remnants of the Showa era is unbearable for those who like it.

The owner is Shigeru Sasaki, who was born in Yokosuka and raised in Yokosuka. What an active dentist!
When Sasaki was a child, the United States still had a conscription system, and it is said that some of the US troops stationed in Yokosuka were cultural figures and musicians. In Yokosuka, he came into contact with authentic American music and entered the world of music himself.
The reason for opening YTY was that the building owner, who was an old friend of mine, asked me to reuse the site of the movie theater. He said he took over from the idea that "then I want to create a place where music can gather!" I named it "Younger Than Yesterday" in the sense that I feel young no matter how many times I get. Nowadays, a great number of musicians are also appearing, and it is no exaggeration to say that it is a live spot that represents Yokosuka.

The live members from this concert are young, in their twenties and early thirties, but they are in perfect harmony with the retro and yokoskanized space, and they say "cool!". Their talents are obvious if you listen to them directly, but combined with the atmosphere of YTY, it was a one-of-a-kind live performance.

The era has entered Reiwa, but if you want to fully immerse yourself in the ska culture that has been passed down from the Showa era, please visit YTY.

* Click here for YTY live schedule >> http://www.yty-jp.com/index.html

* Atsushi Miyawaki's album "SCENERY" is now on sale!
For inquiries, please contact Chigusa .

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