★Tokyo Hot Club Band
The Tokyo Hot Club Band is rich performance musicians with excellent and powerful young musicians are included an all-strings acoustic jazz ensemble, formed in November of 1985 to recreate the "Hot Club" sound originated by legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Smooth yet exciting, the hot acoustic sounds of the Tokyo Hot Club Band are now creating a sensation both in Japan and Europe. The Tokyo Hot Club Band derives their musical repertoire from the golden age of swing jazz in the 1930's, as well as Chanson, Latin, and Spanish tunes. The group's activities currently center around Tokyo live music venues, with other appearances on television and radio, as well as in theaters, public events, and embassy parties.
In June of 1988 the Tokyo Hot Club Band made its first European tour, appearing at Django Reinhardt Festival in France, and in other venues. Audiences there were astonished at the enthusiasm, originality, and zeal in their performances, and the tour was an unquestionable success. Due to strong interest in Europe, the Tokyo Hot Club Band made a more extensive European tour in 1989, with appearances at concerts and jazz festivals, as well as on radio.
The Tokyo Hot Club Band is currently involved in many aspects of the music industry, including the production of commercial songs and the creation of music for stage and theater performances. They are known internationally not just as a group of entertainers, but as a strong, creative force challenging the boundaries of musical expression. As such, their music knows no national borders, and has no limits in its variety and appeal. Ultimately, the sound of the Tokyo Hot Club Band is the exchange of culture and friendship around the world
★Profile 1988 Jun: Tour of France Django Reinhardt Festival at Samois Sur Sine
1989 Jun: Tour of France Django Reinhardt Festival at Samois Sur Sine
Performance in Fête de la Musique (Organaized by French Ministry of Culture)
Collaboration concert with Michel Legrand at Château Valmy Aregles
1990 March: Tour of Australia including concerts and festivals in Sydney, Melbourne,
and Adelaide. Performance in “Adelaide Festival of ARTS” Concert at Elder Park.
Performance on National TV Program “TONIGHT LIVE with Steve Vizrd”on Melbourne
July Performance at “Birmingham International Jazz Festival” in England etc.
★1991~2014 “New Zealand International Arts Festival” in Wellington
Sydney International Jazz Festival” in Australia
EXPO’98 Lisboa” Japan-day Main concert in Portugal
Django 2000” Festival in Tokyo Japan
Tokyo Hot Club Band 25th anniversary of establishment concert” Hyogo Performing Arts Center
Haneda Global Expo Japan National Tourism Organization Main stage performance
1st ~4th Annual “Sakura Django Reinhardt Festhival” etc.