渋さ知らズオーケストラ


"SHIBUSASHIRAZU" (loosely translated:"Never Be Cool") says,we don't stay within the 'cool' frame of jazz bigbands. We reach over into Rock, Japanease Enka, Japanese Pops, Latin, Folk Music, Groove, House and-let's not forget-Jazz. The number of band players changes every time they perform, averaging around 20 to 40 players per performance.

The stage performance of SHIBUSASHIRAZU does not consist of only music. It includes modern and underground style dancers, actors and actresses. In addition we turn the stage itself into a piece of art with live painting, japanimation screens, stage decoration, and balloon creatures (e.g. a flying dragon of 20m length!). There are many kinds of contemporary expressionists gathered in"SHIBUSASHIRAZU".

The band has previously toured in Europe five times or more, in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 & 2010. They have been invited to major European jazz music festival, including: Glastonbury Festival (U.K.), Moers Festival (Germany), Documanta 11 (Germany), Nat Jazz (Normay), Druga Godba (Slovenia),Roccella (Italy),Nantes(France),Quebec(Canada) and more. In each location, SHIBUSASHIRAZU has been met with great applause.

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