Presented by the Union Church of Los Angeles

“The J-Town Jazz Club”


Directed by Darrell Kunitomi
Musical Direction by Scott Nagatani
With Pre-Show 1940’s music performed by The Dan Taguchi Big Band

A group of Japanese Americans return to Little Tokyo after three years in camp to find that the place they called home has become an African American enclave known as “Bronzeville.” Featuring famous blues tunes from the era, “The J-Town Jazz Club” shares a little-known history when Little Tokyo was alive with new people, new businesses and jazz legends like Charlie Parker brought the blues to J-Town. Before the show, the “Dan Taguchi Big Band” will set the tone with some favorite songs of the 1940’s.

Featuring: Loryce Hashimoto, Leslie Jones, Keiko Kawashima, Darrell Kunitomi, Kurt Kuniyoshi. Musicians: Scott Nagatani, piano; Gordon Bash, bass.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m.
The Aratani Theatre
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets: $25.00 Orchestra, $20.00 Balcony
To Charge by Phone: Call Grateful Crane’s ticket line at (310) 995-5841


SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2 p.m.
“Misora Hibari: A Tribute to a Legend”
at the Orange County Buddhist Church
For more info on this and other Grateful Crane events, see “Coming Up.