Japan’s leading guitarist and popular violinist’s finest strings “Kazumi Watanabe with Ai Okumura Strings” will be held Ticket release at Confetti | Long Lamp Running Co., Ltd. press release

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Kazumi Watanabe, Japan’s world-renowned top guitarist, is joining the Starts Otakanomori Hall!
Popular violinist Ai Okumura and his strings, as well as Yosuke Inoue, who has co-starred in the Jazz Return Project for many years, will be the bass.
Enjoy the interaction of outstanding guitar play and the extravagant sound of the finest strings.

Kazumi Watanabe

Japan’s world-class top jazz guitarist in both name and reality. He made his shocking album debut at the age of 17. Ever since he was struck by the emergence of a marvelous genius guitarist, he continues to explore the “potential of the guitar” beyond the jazz field. He has a good reputation for creating his own . Starting with the legendary all-star band formed with Ryuichi Sakamoto in 1979, participation in YMO’s world tour made KAZUMI’s name worldwide. Established a reputation as an icon in the jazz fusion world represented by the record-breaking blockbuster album in 1980, and co-starred as the first call from top musicians inside and outside Japan, including musicians who have remained in history. The number is also outstanding. In 2021, he is energetically active to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his record debut. He is a visiting professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Jazz Course.
【Official site】https://www.kazumiwatanabe.net/

Ai Okumura
Lived in Amsterdam until the age of 7. She studies at Toho Gakuen University Soloist Diploma Course. She studied under Akiko Tatsumi. She has won many awards, including the 1st place in the junior high school students section of the 48th All Japan Student Music Competition and the 2nd place in the 68th Japan Music Competition. In 2002, her debut CD “Love Greeting” was released. She suddenly gets the attention of her stage. Since she has released numerous CDs from Avex Classics.
In addition to recital activities in various parts of Japan, he produced “the first concert for kids”. Positioned as his own life work, he has been performing all over the country for many years. He is also active as “Ai Okumura Strings” composed of up-and-coming stringed instrument players in Japan. Natural talk has also been well received, and he often appears on TV and radio. He is a part-time lecturer at Toho Gakuen College of Arts. His instrument is the 1738 Italian Camilo Camiri. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of his debut.


“Kazumi Watanabe with Ai Okumura Strings”
Date and time: Saturday, September 3, 2022 14:00 start (13:30 open)
Venue: Starts Otakanomori Hall (1-2-1, Otakanomorikita, Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture)

■ Performers
Kazumi Watanabe (guitar)
Ai Okumura (violin)
Yosuke Inoue (base)
Ai Okumura Strings

■ Ticket price
All seats reserved: 5,000 yen (tax included)
* Preschool children cannot enter

Starts Otakanomori Hall Designated Manager MORIHIBIKU Joint Venture
Representative organization Aktio Co., Ltd.


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