Performances/ News

UPCOMING EVENTS/ PERFORMANCES:

(I play “Koto Jazz” on the keyboard in Washington, Oregon, California and Colorado:

June 08, 2019, Saturday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Musical Performance: Kotojazz

Shoreline Farmer’s Market

main stage, see Http://ShorelineFarmersMarket.org.

 June 08, Saturday, 7-9 PM,

Music Host: Kotojazz                                Music Open Mic

Songwriters In Seattle @Souvanny’s Tavern,

9501 Rainier Avenue, south Seattle; Music open mic sign up at 6:30pm.

June 12, 2019, Wednesday, 3pm – 7pm

Musical Performance: Kotojazz

Wallingford Farmers Market 

is located in Meridian Park at the corner of Meridian Avenue N and N 50th Street. See http://www.sfmamarkets.com/visit-wallingford-farmers-market.

June 29, 2019, Saturday, 3:30pm – 3:50pm 

Music Performance: Koto into Jazz

Location: Main Stage

Japan Fair 2019, Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004, email: info@japanfairus.org. see http://japanfairus.org 

July 12, 2019, Friday, 3pm – 7pm

Musical Performance: Kotojazz

Madrona Farmers Market main stage.

The  Market is located in the parking lot of the Madrona Grocery Outlet, at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and E. Union Street. See http://www.sfmamarkets.com/madrona-farmers-market. 

July 27, 2019, Saturday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Performance: Kotojazz

Shoreline Farmer’s Market main stage,  see Http://ShorelineFarmersMarket.org

August 16, 2019, Saturday, 3pm – 7pm

Musical Performance: Koto into Jazz

Location: Main Stage

Madrona Farmer’s Market,

Madrona Grocery Outlet, at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and E. Union Street. See http://www.sfmamarkets.com/madrona-farmers-market.

August 21, 2019, Wednesday, 3pm – 7pm

Performance: Kotojazz

Wallingford Farmers Market 

is located in Meridian Park at the corner of Meridian Avenue N and N 50th Street. See http://www.sfmamarkets.com/visit-wallingford-farmers-market.

August 24, 2019, Saturday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm PST
Musical Performance: Kotojazz

Shoreline Farmer’s Market main stage, see Http://ShorelineFarmersMarket.org.

September 21, 2019, Saturday, 12:30pm – 3:00pm PST
Musical Performance: Kotojazz

Shoreline Farmer’s Market main stage,  see Http://ShorelineFarmersMarket.org.

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IN THE NEWS:

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PAST EVENTS:

2019 EVENTS:

May 11, Saturday, 7-9 PM,
Music Host: Kotojazz                                Music Open Mic

Songwriters In Seattle @Souvanny’s Tavern,

9501 Rainier Avenue, south Seattle; Music open mic sign up at 6:30pm.

March 23, Saturday, 3-5:30PM,
Musical Performance: Kotojazz

Live @Reunion House, Capitol Hill, 530 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102; must RSVP to sales@mzinger.com.

 

April 13, Saturday, 7-9pm
Musical Performance: Music Open mic

Souvanny’s TavernSongwriters In Seattle” music open mic, hosted by Kotojazz, 9501 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118. Check out this Meetup with Songwriters in Seattle at http://meetu.ps/e/Gn0y8/zt17f/d.

 

April 6th, Saturday, 7-9pm PST
Musical Performance: Kotojazz

Couth Buzzard Books and Coffee, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, (Greenwood neighborhood) North Seattle; #(206) 436-2960

 

May 3-5, Friday – Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm (tentative TBA)

Spring Unveiling Arts Festival 2019, Cannon Beach, OR; email: info@cbgallerygroup.com.

February 24, Sunday, 2-4pm
Musical Performance: Kotojazz

Grumpy Ds Coffee Music Showcase; 7001 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, (206) 783-4039

March 09, Saturday, 7-9pm
Musical Performance: Kotojazz

Souvanny’s TavernSongwriters In Seattle” music open mic, hosted by Kotojazz, 9501 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118. Check out this Meetup with Songwriters in Seattle at http://meetu.ps/e/Gn0y8/zt17f/d.

  • January 19, Saturday, 7-9pm The Den Coffee & Wine Shop; 10415 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell, Washington; # 425-483-0764.
  • February 2, Saturday, 6:30-8:00pm, Frederick Holmes and Companyart gallery piano performance and birthday celebration. 309 Occidental Avenue; Occidental Square, downtown Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. Tel: 206.682.0166.

2018 EVENTS:

  • November 2-4, 2018Saturday November 3rd, 3pm at Coaster Theater Square; Stormy Weather Arts Festival, 207 N Spruce Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2623.
  • November 2-4, 2018Saturday November 3rd, 5pm at Jeffrey Hull Gallery, Sandpiper Square, 172 N Hemlock St # 24, Cannon Beach, OR 97110; Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2623.
  • November 25th, Sunday, 2-4pm Grumpy D’s Ballard; 7001 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117; Tel: (206) 783-4039; http://grumpydsballard.com
  • September 22, Saturday, 12:30pm – 3pm – Shoreline Farmer’s Market; 15300 Westminster Way N | Shoreline WA  98133, WA; http://ShorelineFarmersMarket.org.
  • July 7, 2018 – Japan Fair Annual Reception/ Dinner Fundraiser, Saturday, July 7th, 6-7pm; Meydenbauer Center, downtown Bellevue: 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue, WA 98004; http://japanfairus.org.
  • July 7-8, 2018 – Japan Fair, Saturday, July 7th, 2:30pm; Sunday, July 8th, 2pm; Meydenbauer Center, downtown Bellevue: 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue, WA 98004; http://japanfairus.org.
  • July 8, 2018, 4pm – Japan Fair, Center Stage, Meydenbauer Center, downtown Bellevue: 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue, WA 98004; http://japanfairus.org
  • June 09, 2018, Saturday, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Shoreline Farmer’s Market, 2nd Act Main Stage, 15300 Westminster Way, N, Shoreline, WA 98133, see http://ShorelineFarmersMarket.org.
  • June 21, 2018, Thursday, 5-9:00 pm – Make Music Days (Seattle) at the Bonfire Gallery, Panama Hotel, 603 S. Main Street, Seattle, WA; see http://www.makemusicday.org/seattle/.
  • May 19, 2018, Saturday, 7-9 pm, popular local talent Mark Goldberg and Koto Jazz by Chris Kenji are live at the Mill Creek Newsroom Coffee House, 800 164th Street, SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012; #425-361-1949. No cover. RSVP here, https://www.facebook.com/events/2126666407565529/.
  • May 27, 2018, Sunday, 2:45 – 3:15 pm, Koto Jazz and “The World of Koto” at NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE, Center Theater, Seattle Center Armory (lower level), 305 Harrison Street, Seattle,  WA.
  • May 05, 2018, Saturday, 1:45pm- 3:45pm, Ecola Square, Cannon Beach Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, Cannon Beach, OR. Contact Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce at http://cannonbeach.org or call #(503) 436-2623.
  • April 27, 2018, Friday, 7-9 pm, Newsroom Music Showcase with Nathaniel Chapman, Nancy Chibazakura, Mark Goldberg, and Koto Jazz; Newsroom Gelato and Coffee, 800 164th Street,  SE, N, Mill Creek,  WA 98012; #(425)-361-1949.
  • April 06, 2018, Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Grumpy D’s Coffee House, http://www.grumpydsballard.com, 7001 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117; Tel: (206) 783-4039.
  • April 07, 2018, Saturday, 7-9 pm, Koto Jazz with Metro Echo, Newsroom Gelato and Coffee, 800 164th Street,  SE, N, Mill Creek,  WA 98012; #425-361-1949.
  • March 10, 2018, Saturday, 6:15-7 pm, Newsroom Gelato and Coffee, 800 164th Street,  SE, N, Mill Creek,  WA 98012; #425-361-1949.
  • March 24, 2018, Saturday, 7-9 pm, Live Music “Showcase” – Newsroom Gelato and Coffee, 800 164th Street,  SE, N, Mill Creek,  WA 98012; #425-361-1949.
  • January 13, 2018, Saturday, 6:00pm-8:00pm, The Red Café, http://www.caferedseattle.com
    7148 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118; Tel: (949) 910-9104.
  • February 10, 2018, Saturdays, 7-9pm, Mill Creek Newsroom Gelato & Coffee – Songwriters in Seattle (SiS), https://www.meetup.com/SongwritersInSeattle/events/247044148/, https://newsroomgelato.com/, 800 164th St., NE, Seattle, WA 98012; Tel: 425-361-1949.

2017 EVENTS:

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

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