Performances/ News

UPCOMING EVENTS/ PERFORMANCES:

(I play “Koto Jazz” on the keyboard in Washington and Oregon):

  • December 16, 2017, 8:00 pm, The Lyon’s Den Coffee House & Café, 10415 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell, WA; Tel: (425) 398-9792.

 

  • January 15, 2018, 7:00pm (tentative), The Red Café, http://www.caferedseattle.com
    7148 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118; Tel: (949) 910-9104.

 

 

  • May 05, 2018, Saturday, 7:00pm, Grumpy D’s Coffee House, http://www.grumpydsballard.com, 7001 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117; Tel: (206) 783-4039.

 

RADIO:

IN THE NEWS:

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PAST EVENTS:

2017 EVENTS:

  • December 2, 2017, 7:30 pm, Couth Buzzard Books & Espresso, 8310 Greenwood Avenue, North, Seattle, WA 98103; Tel: (206) 436-2960.
  • November 3, 2017, 5pm, Jeffrey Hull Gallery, 172 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, Oregon.
  • August 26, Saturday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, West Seattle’s Camp Long. Arts in Nature Festival 2017. I’m playing KotoJazz at the Entrance of the Festival. Address: Corner of 35th Ave., SW and SW Dawson Street, West Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood. See more information at http://fest.naturec.org. 
  • November 4-5, 2017, Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Cannon Beach, Oregon; Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce. Time TBD.
  • August 05, Saturday, 3pm, Kotojazz @ Reunion House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA. To attend, contact sales@mzinger.com if not a Reunion House member.
  • July 8 & 9, 2:30 PM – 5 PM, Japan Fair 2017, Meydenbauer Center lobby, Bellevue WA. Address: 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue, WA 98004 (map)
  • July 8, 6pm, Japan Fair 2017 Benefit Dinner (formal suit and tie annual dinner) Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA. See Japan Fair website for more information: http://japanfairus.org/.
  • May 04, 6:00-8 PM, Thursday, SeattleArt Walk – Improv & Kotojazz by Chris Kenji & David Wilborn at FREDERICK HOLMES & COMPANY Art GallerySeattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. No cover. 309 Occidental Avenue, Occidental mall, downtown Seattle, WA.
  • June 10, Saturday, 3 PM, Kotojazz @Reunion House, Capitol Hill, Seattle, RSVP sale@mzinger.com required
  • April 11, 6:00-8 PM, Tuesday, Improv & KotoJazz by Chris Kenji & David Wilborn at THE ROYAL ROOM, South Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. No cover. Visit map to Royal Room, Seattle. Address: 5000 Rainier Avenue, Seattle, WA 98118.
  • February 23, 6:45-9 PM, Sunday, KotoJazz by Chris Kenji & David Wilborn at THE ROYAL ROOM, South Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. No cover. Visit map to Royal Room, Seattle. Address: 5000 Rainier Avenue, Seattle, WA 98118.
  • January 15, 6:45-9 PM, Sunday, KotoJazz by Chris Kenji & David Wilborn at THE ROYAL ROOM, South Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood, visit map to Royal Room, Seattle. Address: 5000 Rainier Avenue, Seattle, WA 98118.

2016 EVENTS:

  • November 05, 2-7 PM, Saturday, Koto Jazz Trio @ Stormy Weather Arts Festival, downtown Cannon Beach, Oregon; #503-436-2623  (tentative); Chris Kenji, David Wilborn, & Patrick Wilson; two pianos/ keyboards & digital horn.
  • October 6, 5-7 PM, Sunday, Koto Jazz @ FREDERICK HOLMES AND COMPANY Art Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave., Occidental Mall, Pioneer Square, dowtown Seattle; #206-682-0166 (PRIVATE SHOWING ONLY).
  • August 31, 7-9PM, Wednesday, KotoJazz by Chris Kenji & modern Jazz by David Wilborn at THE ROYAL ROOM, South Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood, visit map to Royal Room, Seattle. Address: 5000 Rainier Avenue, Seattle, WA 98118.
  • July 01, 7-9 PM, Friday, Koto Jazz by Chris Kenji & traditional Jazz by David Wilborn at C & P Coffee Company, 5612 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98136; no cover.
  • June 26, 5-7 PM, Sunday, Koto Jazz by Chris Kenji & traditional Jazz by David Wilborn  at Stone Way Café, S. Wallingford, Café: (206) 420-4435, P: (360) 907-0522; 3510 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103.
  • June 15, 6:30pm-8PM, Wednesday, KotoJazz songs at Grumpy D’s Coffee, Ballard, Seattle
  • May 27, 4:30- 5:10 PM, Friday, 2016 NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL;“Koto Jazz – Seasons & Sounds On the Coast” by Chris Kenji, Center Theater, Seattle Center, Seattle WA. No cover. Listen to us @ KING FM 98.1 Radio, 2nd Inversion program, http://tunein.com/radio/KING-FM-Second-Inversion-s187219/.

• April 29th, 7-8:30PM, Saturday, Koto Jazz @ FREDERICK HOLMES AND COMPANY Art Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave., Occidental Mall, Pioneer Square, dowtown Seattle; #206-682-0166.

• April 13th, 7-9:30PM, Wednesday, THE ROYAL ROOM, South Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood, Koto Jazz with Patrick Wilson’s electronic Bossa Nova on the “SyntHorn”; For directions and map, visit map to Royal Room, Seattle. Address: 5000 Rainier Avenue, Seattle, WA 98118.á

April 1st, 6-10pm, Saturday, FREMONT ART WALKMarie Bolla folk ballads and Patrick Wilson, Inventor of the SyntHorn with “Koto Jazz” by Chris Kenji; Stone Way Café, S. Wallingford, Café: (206) 420-4435, P: (360) 907-0522; 3510 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103.

• February 6, 8-10pm, Saturday, “Koto Jazz – Sounds On the Coast” by Chris Kenji Beer; Stone Way Café, Wallingford, Café: (206) 420-443

• March 27th, 3-5pm, Sunday, Koto Jazz, Sounds of the Coast by Chris Kenji Beer; C & P Coffee Company, 5612 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98136; no cover

2015 EVENTS:

      • November 21, 9pm (Saturday) @ Egan’s Jam House in Ballard – Chris Kenji, “Sounds from the Coast” ($5 cover). For directions and map, visit map here: 1707 NW Market Street (Ballard), Seattle; Call or text: 206-200-2733.
      • October 22, 7-9pm, Friday, “Koto Jazz – “Sounds from the Coast” by Chris Kenji and Marie Bolla at C & P Coffee Company, 5612 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98136; no cover.
      • JULY 24, Friday, 6 to 8:30 p.m.”Koto Jazz & 55th Anniversary Event of the UW Arboretum Seattle Japanese Garden“; – “An Evening of Japanese Arts and Cuisine to Benefit Seattle Japanese Garden”. The garden becomes the backdrop for an elegant fete of scrumptious Japanese cuisine with fine wines and sake, a Nodate tea ceremony, and traditional performing arts during this 55th anniversary benefit event. Tickets: $75. Tel: 206.684.4725; seattlejapanesegarden.org; located in the University of Washington Arboretum, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, Washington 98112
      • JULY 25, 7-9pm, Friday, “Koto Jazz- Season Suite” by Chris Kenji at C & P Coffee Company, 5612 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98136; no cover.
      • June 26, Friday, 2pm; “Koto Jazz Piano ; Kawabe Memorial House Annual Volunteer Reception, Seattle (senior home).
      • June 06, Saturday, “Koto Jazz On The Coast“, music by Chris Kenji Beer; 101 Public House, 1015 W. Robert Bush Dr., South Bend, WA. 98586. Tel: (360) 487 – 0416; www.101PublicHouse.com
      • April 24-26, The 40th Annual Japanese Cherry Blossom & Cultural Festival;”Koto Jazz- Season Suite“, music by Chris Kenji Beer;
      • Saturday, April 25 – 5-5:30 pm at Armory stage, Seattle CenterHouse, Seattle Center, and
      • Sunday, April 26 – 12:45-1:00 pm and 3:30-3:45 pm at Fisher stage, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center
      • March 6th, 6-8pm, Friday, “Asian New Year” celebration open house, piano by Chris Kenji Beer at Dragonfly Holistic Healing, 760 N. 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103; Fremont neighborhood. Website: DragonflyHolisticHealing.com
      • February 20th, Friday, 7:45-10:00pm, “Koto Jazz- Season Suite” album release by Chris Kenji Beer Beer at Stage Seven Piano Studio, in Kirkland, Washington; no cover charge.Address: Stage Seven is located at 511 6th Street South, Kirkland, WA 98033; Call or text: 206-200-2733;
      • February 13th, Friday, “Koto Jazz- Season Suite” Valentines Day Party by Chris Kenji Beer at Primary Elements Art Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon; wine and food served; no cover.

2014 EVENTS:

    • November 22nd & 23rd (Saturday & Sunday), “Koto Jazz Season Suite” and Thanksgiving songs, music by Chris Kenji Beer at Primary Elements, Saturday 6-8pm and Sunday 5-7pm, in Cannon Beach, Oregon; no cover charge and includes wine and refreshments. Address: Primary Elements Gallery is located at 232 N. Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110; Call or text: 206-200-2733 or Stephanie at #503-436-0220;
    • November 7th (Friday), “Season Suite”, by Kenji; Stormy Weather Arts Festival at Primary Elements, 6-8pm, in Cannon Beach, Oregon; no cover charge (includes wine and refreshments). Address: Primary Elements Gallery is located at 172 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110; Call or text: 206-200-2733;
    • NOVEMBER 8th (Saturday), “Koto Jazz Season Suite” album and New Age music, music by Chris Kenji Beer at the Brass Tacks, 7-9pm, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle; no cover charge. For directions and map, visit Brass Tacks Georgetown map. Address: 6031 Airport Way, South, Seattle, WA 98108; Call or text: 206-200-2733;
    • JULY 5th, “Koto Jazz by Kenji” at the Brass Tacks, 9:00pm – midnight, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle; no cover charge. For directions and map, visit Brass Tacks Georgetown map. Address: 6031 Airport Way, South, Seattle, WA 98108; Call or text: 206-200-2733;

JUNE 17th and JULY 1st at the QCafe, 6:30 – 9:30pm, in InterBay neighborhood of Seattle; no cover (one of many performers), by Victory Music.** More information will become availabl

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