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“East of the Sun” created their own unique music from the eclectic mix of musical influences comprised of traditional Japanese folk melody, jazz and contemporary beats. “East of the Sun” plays Jazz oriented original tunes composed by Kuni Mikami and also perform several pieces written by the other Asian composers.

ニューヨークを中心に演奏活動をしている4人のミュージシャンで編成されるバンド “East of the Sun”は、既成の音楽の枠組みを超えたオリジナリティのある曲目の演奏で定評があります。 「あんたがたどこさ」「野球拳」など、良く知られた日本のメロディや「射水音頭」「真室川音頭」などの民謡、加えて日米両語の歌詞の付いたオリジナル曲が現代的なジャズ・ポップのリズムでアレンジされています。

Kuni Mikami (Keyboard) is active in New York since 1974, performed with Lionel Hampton Orchestra and also toured with Duke Ellington Orchestra. Playing at many Japanese Cultural Festivals.




Yuto Kanazawa(Guitar) is a versatile Japanese guitarist/bassist in demand for jazz, funk, fusion, gospel, and Latin music in NY.



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Asako Takasaki (Vocal)is a Jazz vocalist and singer song writer. She fell in love with jazz and hasn’t looked back. Moving to New York City in 2004, Asako has been on the scene ever since and also recently started to study with Five times Grammy-Nominated Artist Karrin Allyson.



Alex Wyatt (Drums)  is a New York based drummer and composer hailing from Denver, Colorado.
He receiving scholarship to attend the New School for Jazz in New York, graduating from the New School.





John Hopkins College (MD)

International House (University of Philadelphia)

Transit Museum (New York City)

Lancaster University (PA)

Maha Valley Community College (NY)

World Trade Center, Japan Day Concert (NYC)

Bard College (NY)

Wisconsin State University

Corning Glass Factory (NY)

Birmingham City Stage (AL)

Riverbent Music Festival (TN)

New York State University (NY)

United Nations International School (NYC)

Japan Week Concert in Republic of South Africa

Out Door Concert at Lincoln Center (NYC)

New Jersey Public Library

Union Square, Asian Heritage Day Concert (NYC)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (NYC)

World Festival (CT)

International Jazz Festival in Greece

Branch Brook Bloomfest ( Essex County, NJ)

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