Japan, here I come…really!

Hello Kitty.
Bullet Trains.
and love of Jazz.
Yep, Jazz and Japan go together like peanut butter and jelly or tempura and more tempura. And the cool thing is that I get to go and experience all of the above first hand this month. In a few days I will be in Kobe Japan. While many know Kobe as the land of delicious beef, few know that it is a jazz hot spot.
Kobe and Seattle are sister cities and have nurtured that relationship thru a musical exchange. Since 2000 winners of the Kobe Jazz Vocalist  Contest held in Kobe have visited Seattle to perform at Dimitrious Jazz Alley. In 2005  Seattle through a competition at Dimitrious Jazz Alley  began to send an American jazz vocalist (1 adult and 1 high school student) to Kobe to perform at the contest. It has been fruitful and still continues and
high school student Kristina Buno and myself will be going to Kobe.

I hope to share some of my discoveries and adventures with you. If you are not on FB you might want to friend me because I will be sharing pictures and such. (http://www.facebook.com/LaVonHardison )
I have a feeling that the associative list above will expand and grow and I would love to tell you about it!
In the meantime, enjoy the new buds of spring
and always continue to be fabulous!

Upcoming shows

Sunday May 22nd 7pm
with guitarist Vince Brown
McMenamin’s Edgefield Winery
2126 Southwest Halsey Street
Troutdale, OR 97060
(503) 665-2992—————————————————————–

Thursday May 26 9pm
piano- Randy Halberstadt, bass,-Osama Afifi, drums-Jeff Busch
Vito’s Seattle

927 9th Ave,
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 397-4053




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