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Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra

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The Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra (AYJO) is a multinational jazz orchestra that comprises 28 motivated young musicians from Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia through auditions held in Japan and the respective Southeast Asian countries. The Music Directors for AYJO are Osamu Matsumoto, a trombone player and jazz lecturer at a college of music who has composed and arranged numerous works for big bands and wind orchestras including the Yosuke Yamashita Special Big Band, and Mayuko Katakura, a female pianist who has come under the spotlight since graduating from Berklee College of Music and the Julliard School. Starting from mid-August for about 10 days, AYJO will undergo intensive rehearsals, and starting from mid-September commence a performance tour in Southeast Asia lasting for about a month, bringing with them a wide variety of music including JAZZ pieces created during the rehearsals, original pieces that harness the youthful sensitivities of the participating musicians, and new pieces provided by outstanding musicians. At the end of January 2016, the impressive results of their hard work will be presented in a concert in Japan. The valuable experiences that the participants gain through their AYJO activities will help them grow by leaps and bounds, and provide an excellent opportunity for developing the potential of those who will lead the next generation of musicians. The 28 young musicians will also deepen their bonds of friendship with one another through the rehearsals and concerts, and put their collective effort into creating music that resounds with a brilliant energy across Southeast Asia and Japan.

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AYJO is a multinational jazz orchestra that comprises 28 motivated young musicians from Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia through auditions held in Japan and the respective Southeast Asian countries. For more information please see below.
Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra (AYJO) members are selected!!

Japan Tour Schedule

Tokyo, Japan

Date/Time Thursday, 28 January, 2016 7:00 PM (Open 6:30 PM)
Venue Tokyo / Meguro Persimmon Hall
Ticket Price Advance Ticket ¥1,500 At the door ¥2,000 Students ¥500  *Please bring your student ID card on the day.
Ticket Booking Public Sales : Saturday, 10/10/2015Advance Ticket:Tokyo Onkyo  http://t-onkyo.co.jp

Ticket PIA   0570−02−9999 [P-Code: 273-933]
http://pia.jp/t/

Lawson Ticket 0570−084−003 [L-Code: 72303]
http://l-ticke.com

E Plus http://eplus.jp/

Students:
Please E-mail your name, address, Tel and number of tickets with the subject line “AYJO Tokyo Concert Reservation” to Planet Arts Co. (planet-order@planet-arts.co.jp)

Fukushima, Japan

Date/Time Friday, 29 January, 2016 7:00 PM (Open 6:15 PM)
Venue Iwaki / Alios, Iwaki Performing Arts Center Hall
Ticket Price ¥1,000 (All seats reserved)
Under 26: Free
※An entrance ticket required. Please refer to application to the Alios Ticket Center.
Ticket Booking Public Sales: 24 or 31 October 2015
Alios Ticket Center TEL: 0246-22-5800
(10:00~20:00、Every Tuesday is regular closing day)
※Please make sure to dial the correct number.
Co-organizer Alios, Iwaki Performing Arts Center

Miyagi, Japan

Date/Time Sunday, 31 January, 2016 3:00 PM (Open 2:30 PM)
Venue Shichigahama / Shichigahama Kokusaimura Hall
Ticket Price ¥1,000 (All seats reserved)
Under 26 : Free
Ticket Booking Public Sales : Saturday, 05 Dec 2015
Shichigahama Kokusaimura  TEL: 022-357-5931
Ticket PIA TEL:0570-02-9999 [P Code:282-798]
Lawson Ticket TEL:0570-084-002 [L Code:25408]
Co-organizer Shichigahama Kokusaimura

ASEAN Tour 2015

Jakarta, Indonesia

Date/Time Thursday, 17 September, 2015 8:00 PM(Open 7:30 PM)
Venue Graha Bakti Budaya (TIM)
Contents Concert

  Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Date/Time Sunday, 20 September, 2015 8:00 PM (Open 7:30 PM)
Venue ISI Concert Hall
Contents Concert
Date/Time Monday, 21 September, 2015
Venue ISI Multipurpose Hall
Contents Exchange Program

Manila, Philippines

Date/Time Thursday, 24 September, 2015
Venue University of Philippines
Contents Exchange Program
Date/Time Saturday, 26 September, 2015 8:00 PM (Open 7:30 PM)
Venue Meralco Theater
Contents Concert

Singapore

Date/Time Wednesday, 30 September, 2015 8:00 PM (Open 7:30 PM)
Venue Victoria Concert Hall
Ticket Price Concert
Ticket Booking SISTIC website http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ayjazz0915
SISTIC hotline  +65-6348-5555
Co-organizer Japan Creative Center, Embassy of Japan in Singapore

Bangkok, Thailand

Date/Time Friday, 2 October, 2015
Venue Aksra Theatre King Power
Contents Exchange Program
Date/Time Sunday, 4 October, 2015 8:00 PM (Open 7:30 PM)
Venue Aksra Theatre
Contents Concert

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date/Time Wednesday, 7 October, 2015 6:30 PM (Open 6:00 PM)
Venue Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS
Ticket Price Concert
Ticket Booking The Box Office Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAShttp://tickets.mpo.com.my/calendar/2015-10-7 PHONE: +603-2051 7007
FAX: +603-2051 7077 dfp_boxoffice@petronas.com.my
Co-organizer Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS

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