Cherry Blossom Festival in NYC to Feature Japanese Jazz Artists

Performances scheduled at Blue Note, BB King & Highline Ballroom

The Blue Note Entertainment Group will celebrate the Cherry Blossom Centennial in New York with shows at the Blue Note, BB King Blues Club and Highline Ballroom. The performances will feature Japanese artists including Hiromi, Keiko Matsui, Hedeki Togi, Morning Musuko and more. The schedule is below.

Blue Note

131 W. 3rd St. New York, NY 10012

East Meets West Brunch; March – May, 2012

YOSHIAKI MASUO

March 11, 2012 ~ Sets @ 12:30pm & 2:30pm ~ $24.50 (meal, show, drink)

TAKUYA KURODA

March 25, 2012 ~ Sets @ 12:30pm & 2:30pm ~ $24.50 (meal, show, drink)

SHOKO & FRIENDS

April 8, 2012 ~ Sets @ 12:30pm & 2:30pm ~ $24.50 (meal, show, drink)

MASAMI ISHIKAWA

April 22, 2012 ~ Sets @ 12:30pm & 2:30pm ~ $24.50 (meal, show, drink)

KYOKO OYOBE

April 29, 2012 ~ Sets @ 12:30pm & 2:30pm ~ $24.50 (meal, show, drink)

NORIKO UEDA JAZZ ORCHESTRA

May 13, 2012 ~ Sets @ 12:30pm & 2:30pm ~ $24.50 (meal, show, drink)

Late Night Groove Series; April, 2012

MORNING MUSUKO – The World’s Only J-Pop Big Band

April 14, 2012 ~ Set @ 12:30am ~ $10 @ table / $10 @ bar

B.B. King Blues Club

237 W. 42nd St. New York, NY 10036

HIROMI

April 10, 2012 ~ Sets @ 8pm & 10:30pm ~ $30 advance / $35 Day Of Show

KEIKO MATSUI

April 24, 2012 ~ Sets @ 8pm & 10:30pm ~ $26 advance / $30 Day Of Show

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th St. New York, NY 10011

HIDEKI TOGI with IWAO FURUSAWA

March 28, 2012 ~ Set @ 8pm ~ $30 Ticket, $50 VIP Reserved Seating

*100% of the proceeds from ticket sales for this show will go directly toward benefitting the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit near Sendai through the JCC Fund’s 2011 Northeastern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.