Takashi Furuya (born February 13, 1936, Tokyo) is a Japanese jazz saxophonist and vocalist.
Furuya played violin and clarinet in his youth, and picked up saxophone as a teenager. He played on American military bases in the 1950s and led his own bands starting in 1959. These ensembles had several names, including Takashi Furuya and the Freshmen, The Concord, Reunion, the Neighborhood Big Band, and Neo Sax Band. He accompanied visiting American musicians on tours of Japan, including Dizzy Gillespie, Mal Waldron, and Phil Woods. He has worked as a sideman for Gil Evans, Naosuke Miyamoto, and Makoto Ozone, and also collaborated with Fumio Karashima, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and Rikiya Higashihara.
James Louis Johnson was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger.
Arthur Blakey was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was briefly known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he converted to Islam for a short time in the late 1940s.
Takashi Yoshimatsu is a contemporary Japanese composer of classical music. He is well known for composing the 2003 remake of Astro Boy.
Casiopea, also known as Casiopea 3rd, is a Japanese jazz fusion band formed in 1976 by guitarist Issei Noro, bassist Tetsuo Sakurai, drummer Tohru Suzuki, and keyboardist Hidehiko Koike. In 1977, keyboardist Minoru Mukaiya and drummer Takashi Sasaki joined, replacing Tohru and Hidehiko. They recorded their debut album Casiopea (1979) with guest appearances by American jazz musicians Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, and David Sanborn. In 1980, Sasaki was replaced by Akira Jimbo. Casiopea has released over 30 albums in Japan and around the world.
Japanese jazz is jazz played by Japanese musicians and connected to Japan or Japanese culture. The term often refers to the history of jazz in Japan, which has the largest proportion of jazz fans in the world, according to some estimates. Attempts at fusing jazz with Japanese culture in the United States are commonly termed Asian-American jazz.
Hotman is a Japanese manga by Sho Kitagawa which was serialized in Young Jump magazine from 1994 to 1997. The main character is inspired by Jean Reno and the characters he has played. The manga has 15 volumes and after great success as a manga, has been transferred to a television series which has completed its second season. Hotman was aired 2003 and Hotman 2 was aired 2004 in Japan by TBS.
John Josephus Hicks, Jr. was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. He was leader for more than 30 recordings and played as a sideman on more than 300.
Takashi Fukunishi is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.
Soul Flower Union, also known as SFU, is a Japanese musical group that incorporates Asian styles and world music styles into a rock and roll band. They are known for their blend of psychedelic, rock, Okinawan music, Celtic music, chindon, swing jazz, as well as Japanese, Chinese and Korean folk musics. Most of their songs are written and performed in Japanese, although they are fond of using phrases from a number of other languages, including English, French, Italian, Korean, Arabic and Ainu.
Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos is a professional shakuhachi teacher and performer. Born in Japan, Ramos has also lived in the United States and Canada. As of 2001, he resides in British Columbia, Canada where he is founder and director of the Bamboo-In Shakuhachi Retreat Centre.
Charlie Tagawa was a Japanese-born American musical entertainer and banjoist. In a music career spanned seven decades, he was regarded as one of the best contemporary four-string banjo players. He performed regularly across the U.S. and in Japan, where he was known professionally as "Japan's Harry Reser". A 2003 inductee into the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame, Tagawa often performed as the headline act at banjo jazz festivals and shows. He was also the international goodwill ambassador for the Peninsula Banjo Band.
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1936
Yoshisaburo "Sabu" Toyozumi is one of the small group of musical pioneers who comprised the first generation playing free improvisation music in Japan. As an improvising drummer he played and recorded with many of the key figures in Japanese free music including the two principal figures in the first generation, Masayuki Takayanagi and Kaoru Abe from the late 1960s onwards. He is one of a very few of this circle who are still alive and engaged in playing this music today.
Over Your Dead Body is a 2014 Japanese supernatural horror film directed by Takashi Miike. It was released on 23 August 2014.
Takashi Matsunaga, sometimes known professionally as Takashi, is a Japanese jazz pianist and composer.
Itaru Oki is a Japanese jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist.
Takashi Kako is a Japanese pianist and composer, who works in both jazz and art-music idioms.
Rikiya Higashihara is a Japanese jazz drummer.
Kiyoshi Kitagawa is a Japanese-American jazz double-bassist.
17-sai. is a manga with the story by Seiji Fujii and art by Yōji Kamata, published in 2004–2005. It depicts the kidnapping of a girl. It was published in Japan by Futabasha and serialized in Manga Action.