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Nozomu Ito

FUNKITO - Nozomu Ito (Bassist) Born in 1959 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. Trombone in junior high school to start. Prestigious Band, Tenri High School, many brilliant achievements Masonry, working on music seriously. Started working as a professional bassist from Kwansei Gakuin while studying. During his stay in New York from 1985 to 1999, to deepen exchanges with black musicians, jazz, gospel, funk and many other participants in the session. 1995, mainly black musicians "FUNKITO" formed. Live on a regular basis starting at the Knitting Factory. 1st Album in the year 1998 "It's FUNKITO" was released

Masumi Ormandy

Dreams are elusive creatures. Snag one, and life can change suddenly: A yellow brick road appears. A good witch waves a wand. An inexplicable spirit conjures New York, where one suddenly bathes in the light of triumph, radiating beauty and warmth and love and sunshine. Meet Masumi Ormandy, a person of uncommon determination, an artist whose first jazz recording proves that capturing a dream can be as simple as singing a song. "Autumn Leaves" features one of the hottest trumpet players in New York, Mr. Freddie Hendrix, inspired by the original recording by Miles Davis. "I'll Be Seeing You," is a warm Bossa nova, floating like a sweet Brazilian breeze featuring Paul Meyers on guitar

Yuko Koyama

Yuko Koyama is a Japanese jazz and folk vocalist performing mainly in Tokyo since 2007. Fascinated by musical stars such as Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews, Bette Midler, and many more in musical movies, her love for American jazz and pop standards started at an early age. Studying under Clyde. W. Williams (The Voice Space) in Tokyo, and a few vocal coaches in New York City, she learned the importance of musically and lyrically delivering the message of a song. In addition to her intimate live performances at restaurants, bars, and jazz clubs, she she is a Lindy Hopper and has been singing with various swing bands at dance events. Past performances include: Mandala Minami-Aoyama, Blues Alley Japan, Tokyo Club, Sunny Side Takadanobaba, The Steakhouse, and many other restaurants and private functions.

Ayako Kanda

Low as an echo in a tunnel, then light as a child's conversation; chasing the band one moment, and ringing out wild and alone the next: Ayako's vocal performances encompass a kaleidoscopic range of expression. Steeped in music from childhood, Ayako went from piano and solfege lessons in a junior conservatory-track program to performing in everything from choral societies to the euphonium section of her local youth brass band. In junior high school she joined the drama club, where she was active both behind the scenes as a scriptwriter and on stage in award-winning lead performances. By high school she was regularly performing with college clubs and troupes, and it was here that she discovered the possibility of live, on-stage improvisation. Confounding the expectations of friends and family, after graduation Ayako went to art school instead of attending a conservatory


Steve Sacks

Saxophonist, flutist, composer and arranger Steve Sacks conveys a message of hope and peace through jazz which transcends the boundaries of genre. Born in Washington, D.C. in 1953, he grew up in Chicago and Connecticut. He began learning piano at age 7, and saxophone from age 13. After graduating Harvard with a B.A. summa cum laude in musicology, Steve moved to Paris for two years, then to New York City, where for twenty years he was active on the jazz, Brazilian, and Latin American musical scenes. He subsequently moved to Hong Kong for two years, and has lived in Tokyo, Japan since 1999. Steve has recorded on over 100 albums, including four as a leader of the New York-based Brazilian jazz groups "Guanabara" and "Trilogia"


|˟˟| (pronounce 'gate') is a Tokyo-based Dutch-Japanese noise/jazz project.
The project was started by Lajos in june 2009 as an experiment in solo improvisation on multiple instruments simultaneously, some of which were built (or adapted) especially for this project. In November 2009, Taka joined the project.
|˟˟|'s music is somewhere in between free jazz (or free music) and noise, with important influences from industrial, drone, and Japanese and other traditional music. All music is the product of free improvisation without scores, plans, predetermined ideas, or second takes. All sessions are recorded as single track (usually mono) MP3 files, and except for some fade-in and/or fade-out, no changes are made in post production.

Lajos Ishibashi-Brons: 7-string bass, guitar, sousen, zarazara, crank-in-a-box, various other effects and noise makers, and vocals.
Takahito Hayashi: soprano sax, soprano and sopranino recorders, ryuuteki (dragon flute), flute, didgeridoo, various other wind instruments, percussion, and vocals.

All releases can be listened to at Bandcamp:


Lajos Ishibashi-Brons

Lajos Ishibashi-Brons was born in the Netherlands in the early 1970s, but moved to Tokyo, Japan in 2008. He has been making music since the 1980s, but rarely professionally. Most of his projects mix(ed) influences from jazz, noise, drone, traditional Asian music, and various other genres. His current main project is |˟˟| (pronounce 'gate'), originally an experiment in solo improvisation on multiple instruments simultaneously, but since late 2009 a duo with a wood wind player as the second member.


Michiyo Yagi

Michiyo Yagi studied koto under the late Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai and Satomi Kurauchi, and graduated from the NHK Professional Training School for Traditional Musicians. Between 1989 and 1990 she was Visiting Professor of Music at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, U.S.A. During her tenure she premiered numerous modern compositions for koto and came under the influence of maverick American composers such as John Cage, Conlon Nancarrow, and John Zorn. Her solo koto CD "Shizuku" was produced by Zorn and released on the Tzadik label in 1999. In 2001 she recorded "Yural" with her koto ensemble Paulownia Crush for the East Works label


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