Yuko Fujiyama and Reggie Nicholson + Tatsu Aoki and Edward Wilkerson Jr. at Elastic Arts | July 30 @ 7pm

(live in-person and streaming) 'Big Apple visits 2nd City - Join us for an evening with pianist Yuko Fujiyama and drummer/percussionist Reggie Nicholson paired with bassist Tatsu Aoki and the woodwind sounds from Edward Wilkerson Jr.' Touched by the music of Cecil Taylor, Yuko came to the US in 1987. In 1993 she started performing… Read More »Yuko Fujiyama and Reggie Nicholson + Tatsu Aoki and Edward Wilkerson Jr. at Elastic Arts | July 30 @ 7pm

$15

2021 Digital Dance Showcase: Narratives/Visibilities by Chicago Dancemakers Forum

Three Chicago Artists Premiere Digital Dance Works Thursday, August 12th at 6 p.m. CT Mini film festival, “Narratives/Visibilities” will showcase new works by Ashwaty Chennat in collaboration with Abhijeet Rane; Zachary Nicol; and Yoshinojo Fujima aka Rika Lin in collaboration with Subhash Maskara, Hekiun Oda, Matsuya Nozawa, and Toyoaki Sanjuro. More Details

THE MIYUMI PROJECT | Oct 1, 2021 | 7:30PM Elastic Arts

Elastic Arts 3429 W. DIVERSEY AVE. #208, CHICAGO, IL

The current roster of Tatsu Aoki’s MIYUMI Project includes creative musicians: Mwata Bowden, Coco Elysses, Edward Wilkerson Jr.,, Jamie Kempkers, and Kioto Aoki.

Chicago Immigrant Stories III: The Culinary Edition

Wilson Abbey 935 W Wilson Ave, Chicago

October 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM Chicago Immigrant Stories is a multi-year music series where jazz, classical, and ethnic folk music intersect in new and unexpected ways. The third edition will feature shamisen, contra bass and Taiko master Tatsu Aoki (Japan), percussionist Geraldo De Oliveira (Brazil), and bandura master Ivan Shmilo (Ukraine). Maestro Davis has… Read More »Chicago Immigrant Stories III: The Culinary Edition

FPE RECORDS PRESENTS: BASS DREAMS MINUS B + SPECIAL GUEST MAKO SICA

Elastic Arts 3429 W. DIVERSEY AVE. #208, CHICAGO, IL

Bass Dreams minus B, 7pm with special guest band: Mako Sica Tickets $15 "Tatsu Aoki has done a lot. The MIYUMI Project mastermind has composed jazz orchestral suites about the Asian immigrant experience in the US; performed and recorded with a host of legendary Chicago AACM musicians - Fred Anderson, Malachi Favors, Roscoe Mitchell on… Read More »FPE RECORDS PRESENTS: BASS DREAMS MINUS B + SPECIAL GUEST MAKO SICA

ASIAN IMPROV ARTS MIDWEST PRESENTS: TATSU AOKI’S THE MIYUMI PROJECT

Elastic Arts 3429 W. DIVERSEY AVE. #208, CHICAGO, IL

Tatsu Aoki’s The MIYUMI Project first show for 2022. One of the longest standing amalgams for improvisational collaborative musical endeavors. The ensemble draws upon the aesthetics of Japanese traditional music and Chicago’s avant-garde jazz and experimental music. Read more...

$15

Oyaji Rock: Bass Dreams Minus B Album Release Party

Murasaki Sake Lounge 211 East Ontario Street, Chicago

Japanese Culture Center, Murasaki Sake Lounge and FPE Records Present Oyaji Rock Bass Dreams minus B Album Release Event Murasaki Sake Loung About this event Japanese Culture Center, Murasaki Sake Lounge and FPE Records Present Oyaji Rock Bass Dreams minus B Album Release Event Murasaki Sake Lounge 7pm ~ 9pm Feb 26, 2022 free admission… Read More »Oyaji Rock: Bass Dreams Minus B Album Release Party

The MIYUMI Project returns to Constellation | Sat. May 7, 2022

Constellation 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Tatsu Aoki’s The MIYUMI Project returns to Constellation as one of the longest standing amalgams for improvisational collaborative musical endeavors. The ensemble draws upon the aesthetics of Japanese traditional music and Chicago’s avant-garde jazz and experimental music. Their presentations are improvised compositions that stem from a conceptual framework for each band member to interpret, which… Read More »The MIYUMI Project returns to Constellation | Sat. May 7, 2022

$20