Blue Note Tokyo

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Blue Note Tokyo is a high-end jazz venue, the most expensive in Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan.[1][2] It is located about 400 metres east of the Aoyama Gakuin University. It is described as Tokyo's best venue for live jazz.[3] A cousin to the famous Blue Note New York club, it was established in November 1988 by two wealthy New York sisters[who?] 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 of live recordings in the club including the albums Last Live in Blue Note Tokyo and Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio Live at Blue Note Tokyo '97. Donald "Duck" Dunn died peacefully in his sleep at his hotel after performing 5 double shows.


  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