As they approach 40 years into their career, no one’s yet been able to match the signature sound of the Asian-influenced jazz band Hiroshima. Featuring the extraordinary koto virtuoso, June Kuramoto — noted by bassist Stanley Clarke as the world’s greatest — the ensemble seamlessly integrates traditional Japanese instruments into its smooth-as-silk blend of R&B, pop, rock, funk, salsa and world music.
They’ve toured with Miles Davis, had several Grammy nominations, multiple gold records–selling over 4 million worldwide–and continue to tour and produce truly innovative music.
For the Bay area appearance, Hiroshima brings special guest artists Mike Baker, drums; Friday, Oct. 19 & 20 Kevin Richard guest percussionist and Sunday, Oct. 21 from the Bay area Javier Navarrette, guest percussionist. The Yoshi’s concert featured a brand-new show, including songs from keyboard wiz Kimo Cornwell’s new CD (2018), “Hawaii State of Mind” and June’s “Under the Stars,” and a hip selection of tunes from their 23 CD’s.