From the 1930s on (except during World War II, when it was repressed as music of the enemy) jazz has had a strong presence in Japan. The country is an important market for the music, and it is common that recordings unavailable in the United States or Europe are available there. A number of Japanese jazz musicians have achieved popularity abroad as well as at home. Musicians such as June (born in Japan) and Dan (third generation American born, of Hiroshima fame), and Sadao Watanabe have a large fan base outside their native country.
Lately, club jazz or nu-jazz has become popular with a growing number of young Japanese. Native DJs such as Ryota Nozaki (Jazztronik), the two brother ...
The Japanese shamisen originated from the Chinese instrument sanxian and can be likened to a three string banjo. It has a unique sound and I have used a traditional japanese melody with the improvisation on guitar creating a new age style expressing love dedicated to the listener spiritual in feel, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Jazz
A pop/jazz setting of a Japanese traditional children's song. Female vocal sings the Japanese lyrics while accompanied by upright acoustic bass, synthesized cowbell, swinging cymbal, and sound effect. Suitable for scenes where a rhythmic vibe with a Japanese traditional flavor is desired. Female Vocals, Japanese, Japanese Jazz
A Japanese children’s song about a hungry raccoon who lives in a temple and beats his belly like a drum. An infectious melody that almost every Japanese person knows. Even if you’ve never heard it before, it sounds familiar. Innocent, fun and child-like with many different mixes - take a listen. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Mid-tempo Jazz/soft rock/pop song about finding a beautiful raindrop in the forest. Sung with Japanese lyrics. Features female vocal, piano, bass and drums. Has a groove like Stevie Wonder. Great for ending/opening song for dramas, advertisement, films, documentaries and animation theme song. Female Vocals, Japanese, Japanese Jazz
Song about a woman who went on the trip to an island after a breakup. Sung with Japanese lyrics. Relaxing piano, percussion and dramatic strings. Great for drama, romantic comedy, advertisement for travel & holiday, TV series, animation theme song, ending/opening song for films or documentaries. Female Vocals, Japanese, Japanese Jazz
Dramatic song, trying to cheer up friends whose feelings are hurt. Sung with Japanese lyrics. Features female vocal, strings and piano. Great for animation theme song, opening/ending song for dramas, TV series, movies, advertisement, films or documentaries. Female Vocals, Japanese, Japanese Jazz