Formed in Okinawa in January 2020. Based in Okinawa, this jazz trio performs original music ranging from swing to funk.
Akira Nakamura (Drums)
Drummer/composer, born in Okinawa, Japan, graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2001. He has worked as a freelance drummer in the U.S.A., and as a drummer for David Fiucyzinski (screaming headless torsos, Hiromi Uehara) and Sam Kininger Band (soulive, Lettuce), etc. He has been based in Tokyo since 2009. He has been based in Tokyo since 2009, and has performed as a support for Hanaregumi, Monday Michiru, etc. in parallel with his own band activities. After living in Germany, currently resides in Okinawa. ＜David Fiucyzinski, Hiromi Uehara, Sam Kininger, Angelo Moore (fishbone), Monday Michiru, BigYuki, Hanaregumi, Sarah Olean, Ai Kuwabara, Yu Sakai, Naoto Inti Raymi.
Born in 1964, he started playing the saxophone at the age of 12. In the 1990s, he moved to Paris and London, where he worked as a street musician. After returning to Japan, he joined the Fumio Yara Band and the Hidefumi Kamura Band, and performed with the jazz band “Element of the Moment” at many music festivals in and outside of the prefecture. Currently, he presides over “Tadashi Kohamotomasa PROJECTS” centering on “Ryukyu Chimdon Band”. He continues his activities in Japan and abroad.
He started playing the tuba when he was in junior high school, and picked up the wood bass when he was in college after encountering jazz. He mainly plays live support and recording for Okinawan artists, and performs at jazz live houses and events. As “element of the moment,” he has performed at various live events such as Taipei International Jazz Festival, Kanazawa Jazz Street, and Jazz in NANJO. He has toured the U.S.A., China, and Taiwan with the Ryukyu Chim Dong Band. Performed at Yuka Takara’s Broadway Night. She has been energetically performing at jazz live concerts in Korea.