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Akira Tana and Otonowa 2.0


Cha Chi Ming Recital Hall
200 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Akira Tana, Art Hirahara, Masaru Koga, and Ken Okada will follow up their Sept 18 Faculty and Artist performance with demonstration and discussion of how these musical adaptations were created from the Japanese melodies, and will also discuss how this group was formed and share the experiences of the tours to the communities still rebuilding to this day after 12 years.  A demonstration of the traditional Japanese instruments utilized by the group will also be part of this presentation. Finally, a performance by the group will conclude the festivities.

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Roots, Jazz, and American Music

About SFCM’s Roots, Jazz, and American Music Department

Roots, Jazz, and American Music is a first-of-its-kind program that links a world-class music conservatory to an award-winning jazz concert venue at SFJAZZ. A program for undergraduate and postgraduate students that takes a holistic view of jazz from its inception to its current status, RJAM prepares the next generation of great jazz artists by engaging students in an innovative model of apprenticeship with all-star faculty, including members of the SFJAZZ Collective. Students in the RJAM program have the opportunity to perform in multiple venues in the Bay Area, and to collaborate and learn from some of the top jazz artists on the concert circuit today.


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