LOVE SUPREME JAZZ FESTIVAL JAPAN: 2nd Lineup Announced
LOVE SUPREME JAZZ FESTIVAL JAPAN will be held for the first time in May 9 – 10, 2020....
LOVE SUPREME JAZZ FESTIVAL JAPAN will be held for the first time in May 9 – 10, 2020. The venue “TOYOSU PIT” is a live house with the largest capacity in Tokyo. In addition to ROBERT GLASPER who was announced as the 1st lineup, MUSIQ SOULCHILD, Ovall and Answer to Remember were announced as the 2nd lineup this time.
MUSIQ SOULCHILD has released 2 platinum discs, his first album "Aijuswanaseing" and the second album "Jaslin" and also won 13 Grammy nominations to date. The latest work “Feel The Real” is also a very popular in Japan and many Japanese fans are looking forward to go to MUSIQ’s gig because his performance in Japan was canceled due to the typhoon last year.
Ovall is spiritual jazz/hip-hop band based in Tokyo.
The members are Shingo Suzuki (bass/keyboard), Shingo Sekiguchi (Guitar) and mabanua (Drums). With each member bringing unique musicianship and solid skill to the table, the band’s approach to hip-hop with fusion of live instrumentals and sampling takes listeners to the world of “Absolute Mixture Music” as Shingo Suzuki calls the style of Ovall.
Answer to Remember is an experimental music project led by Jazz Drummer “Shun Ishiwaka” who is the key person in the Japanese music scene. And ATR’s music is created by Ishiwaka and his fellows, and their sound will be the next standard. Shun Ishiwaka(ds), MELRAW(sax), Akiha Nakajima(sax), Yusuke Sase(tp), Kota Kaihori(key), Yuya Wakai(key), Marty Holoubek(b), KID FRESINO, ermhoi and Jua will perform on the stage of LOVE SUPREME JAZZ FESTIVAL JAPAN.
And JUSTIN TYSON(ds), BURNISS TRAVIS Ⅱ(b) and DJ JAHI SUNDANCE(DJ) have also decided to perform as ROBERT GLASPER’s band. JUSTIN TYSON(ds) is a member of R+R=NOW formed in 2018, and his performance in the ESPERANZA SPALDING’s band has been highly acclaimed. BURNISS TRAVIS Ⅱ(b) has played with ROBERT GLASPER as a member of AUGUST GREEN which is the band formed by COMMON. And in recent years, DJ JAHI SUNDANCE, as a member of the ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT, has innovated the music of ROBERT GLASPER.
The 1st Priority Tickets on sale now
February 7 6:00pm – February 21 11:59pm
*ONLY 2DAY TICKET (VIP/General)...
The first set of artists that will be performing at “Love Supreme Jazz Festival Japan 2020” has been announced!
In addition to the first-ever commemorative festival held in Japan, Robert Glasper...
In addition to the first-ever commemorative festival held in Japan, Robert Glasper has been announced as the first artist to perform.
Robert Glasper received a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Album” for his album “Black Radio” (released in 2012) that was recorded with his electric The Experiment quartet, and was awarded with the “US Top Jazz Album Award” by Billboard for his album “Black Radio 2,” which was released the following year. His record “Jesus Children (featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner)” also won a Grammy for “Best Traditional R&B Performance,” and is one of the most important figures in modern jazz today.
*The member compositions and performance dates will be announced at a later date.
The decision has been made to host the “Love Supreme Jazz Festival Japan 2020!”
The “Love Supreme Jazz Festival” is arriving in Japan in May 2020. With “Love Supreme” as the key words...
The “Love Supreme Jazz Festival” is arriving in Japan in May 2020. With “Love Supreme” as the key words, it has been determined that it will be held in the Toyosu area of Tokyo.
The commemorative venues that will host the festival for the first-time ever are “Toyosu Pit,” a live music club in Shin-Toyosu, Tokyo, and the neighboring football court “MIFA Football Park.” At “Toyosu Pit,” where VIP seats will be available in addition to a standing area, live performances will be held by an amazing lineup of domestic and foreign artists, and at the “MIFA Football Park,” where food and drinks will be offered, visitors can enjoy listening to live jazz performances and DJ sets for free of charge, providing everyone with an opportunity to experience a fulfilling musical space.
In 2020, the next-generation jazz festival “Love Supreme Jazz Festival” will arrive in Japan.
Enjoy a “musical experience filled with supreme love and bliss” in Toyosu, Tokyo while feeling the early summer wind and greenery.
Robert Glasper is the most important jazz pianist or jazz player since the 2000s. His characteristic is that his music reflects authentic jazz and roots ranging from hip-hop, R & B and gospel. In 2005, signed with the prestigious Blue Note Records. In 2009, he release the album "Double Booked" established two forms of activity: an acoustic piano trio style and an electric band "Experiment". In 2013, he won a Grammy Award for Best R & B Album for "Black Radio" released under the name of "Experiment". And in 2015, won a "Best Traditional R & B Performance" Grammy Award for a song from “Black Radio 2”.
In recent years, he formed "R + R = NOW", a collection of new generation jazz star players such as Christian Scott, Terrace Martin, and Taylor McFerrin. He is also active in a new band called "August Greene" formed with Common and Kareem Riggins.
His influence has been evident in the albums he has participated in, such as Common, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Park, Maxwell, and Mac Miller, all of which have been listed on masterpieces in the 2010s.
This time, he will come to Japan with a band called Piano Trio + DJ, which has been established as his live style in recent years, which can realize both authentic piano trio and "experimental" music.
Talib Johnson, known as "MUSIQ SOULCHILD" is a soul artist from Philadelphia.
Debuted in 2000 with the blockbuster "Just Friends", written for the film "Natty Professor II -The Clamps". The 1st album, "Aijuswanaseing" was nominated for the Grammy Award of the same year and became a symbol of the movement called "Neo Soul" in the 00s. He was described as "the closest thing to Stevie Wonder in the 21st century" and gained popularity as an R & B singer since hip hop. In 2002, he collaborated with Questlab's The Roots, and has been featured in works by hip-hop artists such as Ghostface Killah, Talib Kwelli, and Ice Cube.
Even in the 2010s, he is a symbol of Philly Soul, collaborated with Robert Glaspar “Black Radio“(2012), Rhapsody ”Laila's Wisdom” (2017), and Kelani "While We Wee Wait"(2019) etc. And it has become a presence of respect from younger generations.
※Separate drink fee of 500 yen when entering (each day)
*General tickets and student discount tickets are all for standing areas.
*The number of student discount tickets is limited, and can only be purchased by high school or university students.
*Visitors who are in junior high school or younger may enter for free if accompanied by a guardian.
*VIP tickets are designated seats in the back of the PIT, and there is a special area inside MIFA.
*The VIP tickets are only sold as two-day tickets.
TOYOSU PIT & MIFA FOOTBALL PARK
6-1-23 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
There will be no parking lots or parking areas for customers.
In order to avoid inconveniencing neighboring residents, please use public transportation when arriving and leaving the venues.
Please refrain from parking your bicycles and cars by the buildings near Toyosu PIT without permission.
■ Title : LOVE SUPREME JAZZ FESTIVAL JAPAN 2020
■ Schedule : May 9 (Sat), May 10, 2020 (Sun) 13:00 OPEN / 14:00 START
■ Venue : Toyosu PIT, Tokyo （http://toyosu-pit.team-smile.org/)
MIFA Football Park (https://mifafootballpark.com/)
■ Organizer / Planning / Production : LOVE SUPREME JAZZ FESTIVAL JAPAN 2020 Executive Committee
■ Info : Kyodo Tokyo 0570-550-799
※Weekdays: 11:00-18:00 Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 10:00-18:00