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Shimomaruko JAZZ Club

~ A specialty project of Shimomaruko Citizen's Plaza that has continued since 1993 ~

Shimomaruko JAZZ Club logo

What is Shimomaruko JAZZ Club?

This jazz performance has been popular with the locals for many years since the opening of the Ota Kumin Plaza.Produced by the late Tatsuya Takahashi (tenor saxophone/Tokyo Union 4th generation leader), supervised by the late Masahisa Segawa (music critic), and produced by Hideshin Inami. It was held on the third Thursday of every month at the Ota Kumin Plaza Small Hall.In 5, he was awarded the “Music Pen Club Music Award Planning Award*” for his long contribution to music culture.In 1993, we will celebrate our 9th anniversary.We will continue to swing with gratitude to everyone who has supported us.

* The Music Pen Club Music Award is a music award announced annually by Music Pen Club Japan.

Performance details


  • Ota Ward Hall / Aplico Small Hall
  • Daejeon Bunkanomori Hall

*Due to the construction closure of Ota Kumin Plaza, the venue will be changed in 2023.


18:30 start (18:00 start)


All seats reserved * Preschoolers cannot enter

  • 3,000yen
  • Under 25 years old 1,500 yen
  • Late reservation [19:30~] 2,000 yen (only if there are seats left on the day) *Cash payment only

*Late discount does not apply to customers who have reserved and purchased advance tickets in advance.
* Set ticket first half (May to July) will be sold at the counter for 5 yen. (Online reservation not possible)
* Set ticket latter half (October to March) will be sold at 10 yen at the counter. (Online reservation not possible)
 The latter half of the set ticket will be pre-sold at the Shimomaruko JAZZ Club Taiensai on September 9nd. (Seats cannot be selected. Limited to 2 sets)

List of performances in 2023

Details will be released at any time.

Click here for details of Mayuko Katakura Special Quintet on Thursday, May 2023, 5

Click here for details of the performance on June 2023, 6 (Thursday) "BIG BAND NIGHT! ~ Special guests Akiyo Igarashi, Tadayuki Harada"

July 2023, 7 (Thursday) "NORA Special Latin Unit" performance details here

October 2023, 10 (Thursday) "BIG BAND NIGHT! The magic of Norio Maeda's arrangement !! Featuring famous jazz and Latin songs revived Kazune Tanaka, Luis Valle, Yoshi Inami" performance details here

Click here for details of the performance of “Mei Inoue Acoustic Special Night” on Thursday, December 2023, 12

January 2024, 1 (Thursday) "Inami Yoshi Presents RAPD Special LIVE featuring Perico Sambeat" performance details here

March 2024, 3 (Thursday) Click here for details of the performance of "Masaki Hayashi Special Unit"

*Performances in May, July, December, January and March will be held at Ota Kumin Hall and Aprico Main Hall.
* Performances in June and October will be held at Ota Bunka no Mori Hall.

"The 32nd Music Pen Club Music Award" Award Comment

Shimomaruko Jazz Club is a regular live event full of handmade feeling that is constantly adventuring in a small public hall.It is miraculous that it has continued for 26 years with the top Japanese jazz players, supported by enthusiastic local fans.The enthusiasm of the local government, local residents, performers and producers brought together the result of 300 times.Perhaps there have been a number of difficulties so far, but the attitude of continuing to contribute to music culture is commendable.A total of about 2 players have appeared on the stage so far.From the now-registered jazz legends such as George Kawaguchi, Hidehiko Matsumoto, Koji Fujika, Norio Maeda, Yuzuru Sera, and Tatsuya Takahashi to up-and-coming players who are active on the front lines, public events like Japanese jazz directory Is. (Hiroshi Mitsuzuka)

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[YouTube video distribution] People playing Shimomaruko JAZZ Club

Shimomaruko Jazz Club started in 1993.We made a video focusing on the people involved in our club.First of all, we asked Masahisa Segawa, the music critic who supervised this performance, to talk about the appeal of jazz along with his many years of experience.The listener is Kazunori Harada, a music critic.
* This video was taken on October 3, 10rd year of Reiwa.

The list is in the upper right corner of the video Play mark Click it

Shimomaruko JAZZ Club celebrates its 300th performance

Shimomaruko JAZZ Club 300th Anniversary Booklet Now On Sale

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The 300th "Swinging" story of The Shimomaruko Jazz Club

Why has the event held in a small public hall continued for 26 years?This book is a condensed version of the secret story of its birth, the thoughts of the performers, and the thoughts of the customers who raised the Shimomaruko JAZZ Club.

Production cooperation
  • Customers of Shimomaruko JAZZ Club
  • Kazunori Harada (music critic)
  • Cross Co., Ltd.


Sales location

Ota Kumin Hall Aprico Front (5-37-3 Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo)

The 300th performance
Kazuhiro Ebisawa KEEP GOING & Kimiko Ito TRIO: Thursday, October 10, 17st year of Reiwa

"Shimomaruko JAZZ Club" is held on the 3rd Thursday of every month in the small hall of Ota Citizen's Plaza.
Leading musicians who carry the Japanese jazz world gather and hold a hot session.

Photo 300 of Shimomaruko JAZZ Club 1th performance Photo 300 of Shimomaruko JAZZ Club 2th performance


"Kazuhiro Ebisawa KEEP GOING"

Drs Kazuhiro Ebisawa
Pf Masaki Hayashi
Bs Komobuchi Kiichirou
T.Sax Kunikazu Tanaka

"Kimiko Ito TRIO"

Vo Kimiko Ito
Pf Masaki Hayashi
Bs Komobuchi Kiichirou
Drs Kazuhiro Ebisawa


Perc Yahiro Tomohiro


Sound: Hideki Ishii, Daiki Mikami
Lighting: Kenji Kuroyama, Haruka Suzuki
Organizer: Ota Ward Cultural Promotion Association
Produced by: Big Band Service Clinic Iba Hidenobu
Supervision: Masahisa Segawa

Past Shimomaruko JAZZ Club performers (in alphabetical order, titles omitted)

Tatsuya Takahashi (Producer / Tenor Saxophone Player)

Rie Akagi, Yoshitaka Akimitsu, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ryuta Abiru, Yasuo Arakawa, Akitoshi Igarashi, Makoto Itagaki, Hajime Ishimatsu, Masahiro Itami, Kimiko Ito, Takayo Inagaki, Shinpei Inoue, Takeshi Inomata, Shu Inami, Masaru Uchibori, Kyohei Uyama, Yusuke Enomoto, Kazuhiro Ebisawa, Eric Miyagi, Toshihiko Ogawa, Makoto Kosone, Tatsu Kase, Yuzo Kataoka, Mayuko Katakura, Harumi Kaneko, Carlos Kanno, Noriko Kishi, Yoshikazu Kishi, Eiji Kitamura, Tetsuo Koizumi, Hiroko Kokufu, Mitsukuni Kibata, Kondo Atsushi, Kazuhiko Kondo, Kosuke Sakai, Isao Sakuma, Yutaka Shiina, George Kawaguchi, Koji Shiraishi, Jim Pew, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Yuzuru Sera, Kenichi Sonoda and Dixie Kings, Eiji Taniguchi, Charito, Naoko Terai, Koji Toyama, Toyama Yoshio and Dixie Saints, Motonobu Nagao, Yoshihiro Nakagawa, Eijiro Nakagawa, Kotaro Nakagawa, Kengo Nakamura, NORA, Hitoshi Hamada, Tadayuki Harada, Nobuo Hara, Masaki Hayashi, Katsunori Fukai, Niji Fujiya, Yoshihiko Hosono, Bobby Shoe, Mark Tiller, Norio Maeda, Hidehiko Matsumoto, MALTA, Hiroshi Murata, Mari Momoi, Satoshi Morimura, Junko Moriya, Yosuke Yamashita, Izumi Yukimura, Tatsuji Yokoyama, Luis Valle, Lou Tabakin and many more.