James Taylor Quartet:
James Taylor Hammond organ
Mark Cox guitar
Andrew McKinney bass
Pat Illingworth drums
Ralph Wyld percussion/vibes
Nick Smart trumpet
Gareth Lockrane flute
Naomi Suzuki vocals, producer
Mari Natsuki special guest vocalist
Michiyo Kagami Japanese traditional Daikagura performer
Yuriko Kotani comedian (opening act)
Japanese pop with a UK jazz-funk twist performed by the critically acclaimed James Taylor Quartet and UK-based singer Naomi Suzuki. The evening celebrates the Japan-UK Year of Culture with the Bridge Together Project – presenting much-loved J-pop classics specially re-arranged for an incredible night highlighting a shared love of great music and connections between the two cultures.
Special guest stars make this concert an unmissable experience. Yuriko Kotani, the BBC New Comedy Award-winning comedian, opens the event and superstar actress and singer Mari Natsuki is travelling from Japan especially to give an exclusive performance. There will also be a traditional Daikagura routine by Michiyo Kagami – a unique combination of talents!
Supported by The Japan Foundation.
Duration: approx. 2½ hours (incl. interval)
Concessions: £2 off (not available online)
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