For its second edition in the Japanese capital, from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October, the Montreux Jazz Festival Japan is taking over two of Tokyo’s night spots: Yebisu The Garden Hall for the first part of the evening and Daikanyama UNIT for the later, more dance-focused part of the night.
The artistic programming for these three evenings of concerts was conceived with an obvious attention to detail, and showcases ties between electronic, Brazilian, and jazz music, as well as between continents and generations of musicians. The musical offering and the color of the event will resonate with the spirit and the programming of the Festival in Switzerland last summer.
Exceptional event on Sunday 9 October: the return to Japan after 11 years of Caetano Veloso, who incarnates Brazilian music across the planet. His arrival has obviously caused enormous excitement, as the concert is already sold out.
The poster for this edition is the work of Yohji Yamamoto, one of the greatest contemporary fashion designers. He has long been passionate about music and painting, and in collaboration with the artist Yuuka Asakura he offers a visual that is both sober and evocative. Important detail: he was one of Claude Nobs’ absolute favorite fashion designers.