The Asian Heritage Jazz Festival will feature some of the most renown Asian Jazz Artists in America, who have made inroads on a national and global scale.
This festival strives to showcase the achievements of these artists, and to recognize the many Asian American musicians who have succeeded in embracing an original American art form. Jazz has become increasingly popular in Asia with The Java Jazz festival, now the largest jazz festival in the world. It is now time to highlight and promote our local artists here in the United States. The festival also aims to promote and nurture younger artists who deserve wider recognition, but are unable to break into the mainstream world of major jazz festivals.
To further insure the future of the Asian culture in embracing an American art form the festival also plans to set up music scholarship opportunities to deserving talent. Artists featured: Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, Koto June Kuramoto, Vocalist Pauline Wilson, Saxman Michael Paulo, keyboardist Ming Freeman, Korean Saxman Danny Jung, Piano Legend Rene Paulo, Bassist Benny Rietveld, Vocalist Kemeya Seward, Saxophonist Ner de Leon, Bassist David Inamine , Guitarist Fred Schreuders and Yu ooka, arranger /composer Derek Nakamoto, Pianist Boy Katindig, Saxophonist Justin Klunk and more!
Doors open at 2 pm music starts 3 15 pm event ends 9 pm
Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Plaza, 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012