SAMURAI J BAND

SAMURAI J BAND(サムライ ジェイ バンド) PROFILE

 

世界が音楽でつながるための挑戦を続けてきた和楽器ユニット「AUN  Jクラシック・オーケストラ」に続く弟分として、2016年11月に結成。
各方面で活躍する津軽三味線奏者「伊藤ケイスケ」、民謡一家の長男で幼少より数々の賞を受賞、尺八界のプリンス「佐藤公基」、メディアへの露出も多く、その作曲家としての才能も著しい二十五絃箏奏者「本間貴士」、国内外で数々の大舞台に立ち、多くのアーティストから支持を受けている太鼓奏者「シンゴ」、メンバーそれぞれの経歴も多様な、期待の若手4人組の和楽器BAND。
公益財団法人横浜市芸術文化振興財団の協力を得て開催された、昨年11月に横浜にぎわい座における初の公演『LIVE Vol. ZERO  はじめまして』にして、さっそく各メンバーのオリジナル楽曲も発表、ジャジーなアレンジから、若いBANDらしいダンサブルなナンバーまで、その端整なルックスと圧巻な演奏を披露した。
2017年4月12日にはオリジナルの楽曲を引っさげ、「禅 -ZEN-」をコンセプトにしたファーストアルバム「THE  ZEN」を発表。その活動はさらに幅を広げ、日本のおもてなしに力を沿える筆頭バンドを目指し、活動中。 
 
SAMURAI J BAND has been officially formed in November 2016 as a junior unit to a Japanese traditional instrument band AUN J Classic Orchestra who have been active in challenge to connect the world through music.
 
Keisuke Ito, a shamisen player, is seen active in many fields. Kouki Sato is Prince of shakuhachi who has received numerous awards since early childhood growing up as a first-born in the family of Japanese folk players. A 25-stringed koto player, Takashi Honma has been featured in the media whose talent as a composer is prominent. Shingo, taiko player, has played on many stages in the world whose presence is appreciated by fellow musicians. Their careers speak for how competent the band is.
 
Each member has composed a song and performed at their very first concert at ‘LIVE vol. ZERO “Hajime mashite”’ in November 2016 at Yokohama Nigiwai-za, which was organized in cooperation with Yokohama Arts Foundation. From jazzy arrangement to danceable numbers characteristic of a young band, they presented themselves with their skills and styles.
 
On April 12, 2017, this new album THE ZEN is released, which includes original songs. Its concept is literally Zen. The assorted songs are composed by each member’s modern sense of Zen. They let the audience feel the tension and openness between ying and yang, emotions felt in the four seasons, glamour of the young talents expressed with the Japanese traditional instruments.
 
Expanding their field of activity, SAMURAI J BAND is bound to be the leading band to support the hospitality of Japan.
 
Members: 
Keisuke Ito(shamisen) / Kouki Sato (shakuhachi) / Takashi Honma (25-stringed koto) / Shingo (taiko)

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