Dec. 5 (Tue), 2017 Chieko Kojima Guest Appearance “Kaoru Watanabe –Néo–” (Minato Ward, Tokyo)

New York-based composer and musician Kaoru Watanabe, a former member of Kodo, returns to SuperDeluxe with a stellar cast of musicians to perform music from his latest album “Néo.” Watanabe, who has been working with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble while making music for such filmmakers as Martin Scorcese and Wes Anderson, has been developing a body of work that seamlessly melds the “natsukashisa” (nostalgic feeling) of old Japan with the sophisticated improvisations and compositions of jazz, Indian classical music, contemporary classical music and beyond.
At the core of the performance will be Watanabe in duo with his top disciple Fumi Tanakadate, an accomplished classical pianist and taiko drummer. Joining them will be Kiyohiko Semba, revered as one of the leading Kabuki percussionists AND jazz and rock drummers in Japan, Tetsuro Naito, a virtuosic taiko drummer and composer, and former Kodo colleague of Watanabe, and the hugely original and influential dancer Chieko Kojima, one of Kodo’s most distinguished veteran performers. Visual artist Daniel Harris Rosen will provide digital and analog projected backdrops for a musical journey you won’t want to miss!

Kaoru Watanabe –Néo–

Dec 5 (Tue), 2017 SuperDeluxe, Minato Ward, Tokyo


Kaoru Watanabe (taiko, Japanese flute)
Fumi Tanakadate (taiko, piano)

Guest Artists:

Kiyohiko Semba (percussion)
Chieko Kojima (dance, taiko)
Tetsuro Naito (taiko)
Daniel Harris Rosen (visuals)

Doors Open:





3000 yen (plus drink)


3500 yen (plus drink)

Seating Details:

All free seating & standing

Ticket Availability:

Now on sale

Venue Address:

B1F 3-1-25 Nishi Azabu, Minato Ward, Tokyo 106-0031

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