Blue Note Tokyo

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Blue Note Tokyo is a jazz venue in Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan.[1][2] It is located about 400 metres east of the Aoyama Gakuin University. It has been described as Tokyo's best venue for live jazz.[3]

It was established in November 1988 and seats about 300 people.[1] Over the years it has hosted jazz musicians such as Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Roberta Flack, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, Maceo Parker, Soulive, Dr. John, David Sanborn, the Milt Jackson Quartet, the Jim Hall Quartet, and the Kyle Eastwood band.[1][4] Toshiko Akiyoshi has released several albums that were recorded in the club, such as Last Live in Blue Note Tokyo and Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio Live at Blue Note Tokyo '97.


  1. ^ a b c Reiber, Beth (24 May 2010). Frommer's Tokyo. John Wiley & Sons. p. 253. ISBN 978-0-470-53764-0. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  2. ^ Taylor, Chris (October 1997). Japan. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 238. ISBN 978-0-86442-493-8. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  3. ^ Barakan, Mayumi Yoshida; Greer, Judith Connor (15 April 1996). Tokyo city guide. Tuttle Publishing. p. 184. ISBN 978-0-8048-1964-0. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  4. ^ Atkins, E. Taylor (2001). Blue Nippon: Authenticating Jazz in Japan. Duke University Press. p. 349. ISBN 978-0-8223-2721-9. Retrieved 15 November 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Blue Note Japan [1]

Coordinates: 35°39′40″N 139°42′58″E / 35.66111°N 139.71611°E / 35.66111; 139.71611