A blend of R&B, pop, world music and jazz
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
Doors 9:15 PM / Show 9:30 PM
Special Guests include:
Mike Baker (drums)
Fri & Sat Kevin Richard, special guest percussionist
Sun, Javier Navaratte, special guest percussionist
Hiroshima, a group whose music falls between R&B, pop, world music, and jazz, has long had its own niche. The band integrates traditional Japanese instruments into their musical blend and has generally been both commercial and creative within its genre.
In the three decades since Hiroshima first convened, the Los Angeles-based ensemble of Dan Kuramoto (keyboards/ woodwinds/ composer/ producer), virtuoso June Kuramoto (koto/ composer), Kimo Cornwell (piano/keyboards/composer), Danny Yamamoto (drums/percussion) and Dean Cortez (bass) have blended jazz, pop, and rock with traditional Japanese folk music and instruments. The resulting sound was a pioneering voice in the contemporary world music movement of the late 20th century.
Ever evolving, the Grammy-nominated group, highlighted by the sound of June Kuramoto's shimmering koto (noted by Stanley Clarke to be the world's best) creates music and sounds totally unique--with depth, heart and soul.