Supporting Japan-related programs in European Capitals of Culture

Jazztopad Festival “Far Out East”



A fusion of jazz and classical Japanese court music performed by first-rate musicians.

In the Jazztopad Festival 2016, a group of the top Japanese artists will join. They define the improvised and traditional scene and reach deeper into the nooks and crannies of the Japanese sounds. The artists are to be presented at the National Forum of Music – a new top-notch concert hall, that has been recently opened. The project will be presented in the framework of European Capitol of Culture. The program will consist of two major concerts plus several smaller ones, all at NFM and private living-rooms, as well as of some workshops. This programme intends to create long lasting creative synergies between Polish and Japanese artists that will result in long-term collaboration for the future.

(Piotr Turkiewicz)


24-27 Nov. 2016


National Forum of Music (NFM)


●Traditional Japan Concert
 Date:24 Nov. 2016
   Venue: National Forum of Music
 Artisit: Ko Ishikawa (sho), Koichi Makigami (voice), Michiyo Yagi (koto),
   Akikazu Nakamura (shakuhachi), Yumiko Tanaka (futozao shamisen)
●Improvised Japan Concert
   Date: 25 Nov. 2016
   Venue: National Forum of Music
 Artisit: Tamaya Honda (drums), Tsuneo Imahori (guitar), Keisuke Ohta (violin),
   Akira Sakata (reeds), Masahiko Satoh (piano)

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24 Nov. 2016


Chizuru Fukuhara (tsuzumi)

The National Forum of Music(NFM)

24 Nov. 2016

Discussion Panel

Koichi Makigami (voice),Masahiko Satoh (piano),Daysuke Takaoka(tuba),Keisuke Ohta (violin), Tamaya Honda (drums)

The National Forum of Music(NFM)

26 Nov. 2016

Workshop for children

Koichi Makigami (voice), Daysuke Takaoka(tuba), Keisuke Ohta (violin)

New Horizons Cinema

26-27 Nov. 2016

House concerts

Koichi Makigami (voice),Akikazu Nakamura(shakuhachi), Chizuru Fukuhara (tsuzumi),Michiyo Yagi (koto), Daysuke Takaoka(tuba), Keisuke Ohta (violin), Tamaya Honda (drums)

Private Living Rooms

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