TOKYO, JAPAN (Top40 Charts)
- Kazuhiro Odagiri, a drummer based in New York after graduated the prestigious Berklee College of Music
in Boston, U.S.
- Jazz trumpeter Mao Sone, who participated in the film "Trumpet," which won the Audience Award at the Short Shorts Film Festival 2021, one of the largest short film festivals in Asia.
- Pianist Shu Kanematsu, who has produced music for numerous TV dramas, movies, and commercials in Japan.
- Ren Yamamoto, who participated in a lot of live and recording sessions in Japan.
They performed at Absolute Blue in Tokyo, Japan on April 9th, 2021.
On June 16, 2021, Office Ayumi LLC (Toshima-ku, Tokyo) released a promotional video of this live performance in both English and Japanese to the world.
The video was shot and edited by Shin Watanabe, an up-and-coming filmmaker and professional drummer.
Promotional video for "Kazu and Kats ~ Get hype tonight ~ "
Japanese version: https://youtu.be/I5MIH4rBV_8
English version: https://youtu.be/fBRCKJOG0Hc
The performance was held in a 360-degree stage style where the audience surrounds the performers.
Drummer Kazuhiro Odagiri, who moved to the U.S. about 10 years ago, has been involved in Funk, R&B, Cuban, Madagascar, and Indian music based on jazz, and was attracted to the uniqueness and interest of Japanese "festival (Matsuri)" culture.
He grew up in Japan. In 2011, he went abroad to study music to Boston
and NYC which gave him a new appreciation of Japan. He and his friends will present their unique music deeply to the world.
Stay tuned to their future activities with a global perspective.
Kazuhiro Odagiri (Drums) https://www.facebook.com/kazuhiro.odagiri.9
Mao Sone (Trumpet) https://maosone.com/
Shu Kanematsu (Piano) https://www.nichionsakka.com/shu-kanematsu
Ren Yamamoto (Bass) https://bassmagazine.jp/news/20210304-yamamoto/
Photography/Editing: Shin Watanabe https://shinchanchan.wixsite.com/official
Sound Engineer: Noriyuki Maeda
English Subtitle Translation: Kazuhiro Odagiri
Producer: Ayumi Hoshikawa (Office Ayumi LLC.)
Shooting Venue: Absolute Blue https://absol.blue/