TOKYO MUSIC FAIR 2016 NOV 4th thru 6th
Having worked as a demonstrator with Deviser brands Bacchus and STR for 3 years now, I am proud and honored to say that again I will support them with more demonstrations at this years amazing Tokyo Music Fair at Tokyo Big Site this November!
I am excited to play with awesome Blues/Funk guitarist Julian Burdock again as well as do some solo sets too with some kicking new original tunes!
Please swing by the STR booth on November 4th 5th or 6th and come say hi!
I will have some new releases on ltd edition CDs too.
Looking forward to see you there!
PS. There are going to be many amazing acts on in the main hall too....it is well worth checking out the show, the whole thing is like a big indoor festival! It's brilliant!
March 21st. 2016
KD&double-J U-nite @ The Pink-Cow
FREE ENTRY! Yummy Ala Carte menu with great Pink Cow Cal-Mex food & Chef's specials! Try our famous Burritos!
Modern Jazz/Pops RnB Grooves hosted by Danny Stewart on Bass and vocals, Jeremy Kuhles on Keys and vocals, Kevin Davy on trumpet, and Josh on drums!
Kevin and Danny used to gig, record, and tour together back in the UK...so this is s bit of a reunion gig for them too.
Other special guests TBA!
The wonderful Pink Cow will have loads of lovely bubbly, booze and food on the menu so why not get your good selves down there for an evening of great food and cool music! Hope to see you there. :)
Doors open 5pm, Happy Hour 5-7pm, last food order 10:30pm
For menus, maps and other event info: www.thepinkcow.com
March 27th. 2016 Pop up Jazz at NODE Uehara.
Sunday beer and sausage garden!
Free entry with great live music from the dynamic Pop Up Jazz Duo, Jeremy Kuhles and Danny Stewart.
Saturday Dec 5th. Hankyu Mens Department Store GINZA TOKYO 3pm. Pf, Vo, Ba. Pops / Jazz / Latin with Jeremy Kuhles.
Sunday 6th Dec. Tsukiji Bon Marche
5pm. Jazz standards/ Vo. Pf. Ba
Fri 11th Dec 5:30pm Tsukiji Bon Marche
Jazz Standards, pf, vo, sax, ba
Sun Dec 20th BRB club Ginza. Tokyo
Jazz / Opera perc, pf, vo, ba
PARABOLA 7 LIVE: BASS AND BEYOND
Special guest Flautist, Saxophonist and rhythm guitarist Shu Ishikawa joins me for some modern, funky arrangements of well known Jazz, soul and RnB tunes, plus some originals too! Prior to our performance Parabola will host a wine tasting session were you can learn how to taste wine, plus you can enjoy a wine dinner while we provide some cool grooves to set the mood, after the tasting session!
Entry is Free and the menu is really good, so be sure to come along! If interested the wine tasting starts around 6pm and is packaged with a dinner set for 6000JPY per head, or you can opt for regular menu fare.
Download the flyer above for the access map by righ clicking and saving.
5/14 Motion Blue Yokohama:
Uit Netherland; Modern Jazz, Latin, funk and rare groove with lead man Shu Ishikawa on Sax and Flute, Tamashi Goto on piano, Yoshiaki Kayano on Trumpet, Akira Kudo on drums, and Danny Stewart on Bass.
■3/26(Wed) Shunosuke Ishikawa Quartet＠Ark Hills Cafe (Tameikesannou, Roppongi Ichome)
Shu Ishikawa(Sax/Flute) Yuta Kaji (Guitar) Danny Stewart Smith (Bass) Akira Kudo (Drums)
1st Set 19:30/
2nd Set 20:30
Ark Hills Cafe 03-6229-2666 東京都港区六本木1-3-40 http://www.arkhillscafe.com/
ARK HiLLS CAFE アークヒルズカフェ：港区六本木 アークヒルズ カラヤン広場のカフェ・レストラン
Dec 28th 2013. 19:30 - 22:00
An Evening of sophisticated groove, soul and funky Jazz featuring Yoshiaki Kayano on Trumpet and myself on Bacchus basses. Nice venue, very cosy and trendy space in Nishi Azabu....FREE entry, loads of wines and cheeses, great home cooked food a nice way to spend the last Saturday night of 2013...in style! Click on the image to enlarge or download and view it.....
October 5th; Jazz In Shinjuku.
Michal Sobwokiak pf
Danny Stewart b
Kohsuke Takahashi dr
Tues. 25th Hayasaka fair TBC.
This event is going to be awesome with some of Tokyo's top
young brass players in the house! There will be three stages one will be Innobassion and it's unique blend of Rock, punk, Jazz Latin and Funk and the other will be an amazing set from JANK-TAJI-YAMA a Jazz funk amalgam with some awesome arrangements and groove going down, and another very mellow set featuring Occarina recorder and guitar!
2000 Yen entry or 2500 Yen including a drink ticket.
June 16th at Sugar Hill Soka...
May 29th, 30th, Danny will play upright at the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi for evenings of French Gypsy / Latin Jazz with pianist Michal Zobwokiak, percussionist Christopher Hardy and Clarinetist Huw lloyd.
Tickets are available for this event at 35000 JPY including a gourmet 4 course meal and full evening of entertainment!
23rd May Duality @ The Pink Cow Roppongi.
Danny and Kousuke will play a set of mellow bass driven
arrangements at this wonderful Bistro / art gallery style venue. Yoshiaki Kayano will join us on Trumpet!
Monday April 22nd at Club Que, Shimokitazawa 7pm.
Danny M's Bass driven power unit will hit the stage at Shimokitazawa Club Que bringing you their unique amalgam of Funk, Latin, Rock, Pop and Jazz.
Other bands will precede so it promises to be an interesting and inspirational nite!
Doors open at 7pm and the show ends at around 10:30.
Yoshiaki Kayano - Trumpet
Kayoko Yausa - Trombone
Kohsuke Takahashi - Drums & BVs
Danny M Stewart - Bass & Lead Vocals.
Friday April 26th @ The Pink Cow Roppongi.
A toned down set of bass and drum duo demonstrating Danny's virtuoso technique on the bass. Possibility that Yoshiaki may join on Trumpet.
Starting at around 7:30pm or so followed by more great music!
Tues Dec. 18th live at Fever! 9pm
Duality will play once again at this regular spot in Shindaita, not too far from Shibuya. We are proud to welcome Yoshiaki Kayano (pictured on the right), as a guest on Trumpet.
It's gonna be a great nite with lots of fun music!
Entry is free as long as you mail us at email@example.com, you just need to buy a drink coupon. We will hit the stage at 9pm ish! Again, if you want to get in free please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name so we can add you to the guest list!
Further details can be seen at the following link.
Click to set custom HTML
STR Music Park Demonstrations chunk 1
Had a great couple of days just playing STR basses all day and talking a bit about them at Music Park Tokyo.....Vid below...bit noisy with all the other booths going on around it, but you can get the spirit and impression of the instruments and performance well enough I think. Hope y'all dig it!!!!
NEW LIVE RECORDINGS IMMINENT!
New recordings of live performances will be available for DL very soon! I look forward to bringing you audio from recent performances with Pianist Michal Sobkowiak and also with the ZMZ production crew, Yoshiaki Kayano, Akira Kudo, Kayoko Yuasa and co....Watch this space!!!!
Beyond Bass at Parabola.
Had a great time at parabola demonstrating the Bacchus TF5 Ash and playing live with Yoshiaki Kayano in a Duo format. The bass held out really well and sounded really great despite the constraints of a small venue and small sound system. Aizawa San from Deviser was kind enough to take a few snaps as below.
Bacchus Demo Shoot Update
Recently I was invited by the good folks at Deviser Japan to demo some of their wonderful handmade basses.
I had the honor of playing a Woodline DX4 and my favorite, the DX Twentyfour. I also demonstrated a little Ukelele bass under Deviser's SH brand, (a collaboration between their high end bass and guitar brand STR, and their acoustic guitar brand Headway), which was a new but fun experience for me.
The videos will be featured in Expos in Asia, and maybe in Europe next year at Music Messe. The video will be ready to view in a couple of weeks from now. Links coming soon!
Shoot Pics below.
Innobassion Recording New Release!
Spent two productive nights in the studio with the band getting horn and drum parts recorded. Vocals and mixing will be done late August with release slated for September or October! Below are some pics of the session.
Live at Sugar Hill!
A dream come true! I got asked to play by Yoshiaki (hep-cat) Kayano (trpt) on a bunch of his orginal compositions. He had some absolute class musicians in the line up.
Akira (mad beatz) Kudo on drums, Akane (the genius) Noguchi on keys, Yusuke (bones) Enomoto on trombone, Yuki (sweet tone) Fujise on sax, and the incredible percussion of Shuhei (the monster) Tsushima.
I was so blown away and got to play two of my songs "Sign Posts" and my arrangement of "Summertime" that I wrote horn parts for on the train on the way to the gig.....it sounded so big and phhhhattttttt! Heavenly! Thank you everyone, thank you thank you! I love you! woooohooooh!
Live at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo!
I was privileged to get to play with super musicians Michal Sobwokiak on piano, Christopher Hardy on percussion, Huw Lloyd on Clarinet and Jason Anick on violin.
We played a set of Latin arrangements of French Gypsy Jazz tunes for the Hyatt's 10th anniversary. It was fun, and lots of performers contributed, fire eaters, dancers and actors added to the atmosphere of the party.
Innobassion live at Garden.
Wed March 27th at Shimokitazawa Garden. A quiet night but a good opportunity to put the full band through it's paces. Kayoko Yuasa (pictured) joined us that night and we had a good chance to practice some of the more challenging tunes as the audience was scarce.
Wed Feb 20th What The Dickens.
Impomptu Jam session in which we took part playing a short set. It was here that Yoshiaki introduced Kayoko Yuasa on trombone as pictured above. Who was absolutely awesome. She stepped right up and played some challenging stuff right off the charts. Great stuff! Kayoko will join us for other performances soon we hope!
We had an excellent time playing with Yoshiaki Kayano on Trumpet. We look forward to playing together many ore times Kotoshimo yoroshiku ne!
Yoshiaki Kayano (trumpet) and Danny Stewart (Bass/Vocals)
December 18th at Fever: See above vid! Great gig! THanks to all who came.
Sunday Nov 11th Pink Cow. Duality played a few songs toward the end of the night...not
our best gig, but a good opportunity to play non the-less!
Monday Sept 17th. Q benefit gig. Awesome night, great attendance in aid of our buddy Q who suffered a nasty fall and broken bones.....glad to say he's on the mend
Sunday September 9th at The Pink Cow Roppongi.
We had a blast despite some P.A system issues...it was fantastic to play with Yoshiaki Kayano on Trumpet. He is not only a great musician with excellent reading and improvisation skills and over all high caliber musicianship, he is also simply a top bloke, or a diamond geezer as we say in Landan! We hope to play more gigs with Mr. Kayano...Yoroshiku!
Kousuke (drums) and Yoshiaki (trumpet) sharing good times at the Pink Cow in Roppongi.
Be sure to check out Yoshiaki's site and his excellent music at his site.
He is also a great Yuke player and guitarist!
Tuesday August 28th at FEVER Shindaita.
Duality will play a scorching set of it's harder heavier stuff at Livehouse Fever in Shindaita.
We'll start at about 9pm, but there will be plenty of other acts to see from 6:30pm .
Entry is 2000JPY with one drink.
We'll also have some CD's on sale too! See the map below for access.
Thurs August 2nd
Doing a short notice gig at Cave Be on Thursday, it's another fundraiser and
looks to be a great night! Deets at the following link, thurs aug. 2nd.
to see you there. Cheers!
July 1st 2012
Piano Hiro morozumi
Danny M Stewart（ベース）
Bass: Me - muggins!
June 10th 2012
ART BLENDER at the PINK COW Shibuya.
Pink Cow Art Blender, a chilled-out gathering of video artists, Vjs, Djs, body
painting, animators, filmakers, live music, artists, projection &
performers. To perform, present, show work, enjoy and meet new people or have
any new ideas just mail us at email@example.com
It is a great
event with a lot of talented performers, and it is free!! A great chance to meet
wonderful artists and guests too!
May 8th 2012.
Live at FEVER Shin Daita Tokyo.
March 11 2012.
Touhoku Dai Jishin commemoration charity event.
venue: Tokyo Main Dining 2F Shidax karaoke building, shibuya
Time: 4pm - 8pm: Plenty of people, 4 or 5 acts including Rakugo, beautiful piano / poetry performances, but on the down side no sound-check time, bad equipment; a bit of a difficult night as far as performing goes, but the cause was a good one and that's what counts I suppose. Our suggestion. If you are going to play there, go ahead of the date and check the equipment if they'll let you....if necessary take your own.
Dec 17th 2011. Musicicians for Earthquake and Tsunami Fundraiser event.
Good turn out with great music from an ecclectic array of bands! over 117000JPY raised in this third event, a total of around 900,000 for all three!!!! Good going guys!
Dec 14th. Tokyo Net Radio Guest: Featured song: Fragile World
Thank you DJ Shuji!!! We had a great time on your show.
Nov 30th 2011. What the Dickens 16th Anniversary supporting Q Theory.
An exciting night of funk and soul classics from Q-Theory and original material from Duality.
Great turnout, packed out and heaving!!
Nov 25th 2011. Tokyo University Festival
A nice outdoor performance from several acts including Duality. Good vibes, nice, clever people, great food and drink! Cheers!
Nov 14th 2011. Tokyo Jam Star Session Guest artist!
Fun and fancy free jamming opened by Duality and hosted by Frank Berndhart who now has a cool Facebook channel here!
Oct 21st 2011. Fever, Shindaita live performance at Flash Light Planetarium.
A nice event and Duality's second live performance, other acts included Prantron, Ku Gatsu Is Here.
Sept 24th 2011. Aube, Shibuya
Duality's first live performance hosted by Emergenza Japan.
Innobassion EP out NOW!
I am happy to announce the arrival of my bass driven trio project Innobassion's first release! It is an EP CDR with 4 tracks on it
Mirrors, Signposts, Freedom Jazz Dance, and Demons.
Each track has a bass solo version and a trumpet solo version with the fantastic bopalicious playing of Yoshiaki "hep Cat" Kayano! So eight tracks in all.....