Jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda has plans to tour Europe later this month.
It will be a short tour, with a few festival dates, that will start in the Netherlands on Saturday August 26.
The tour is as follows:
Saturday August 26: Cultura Nova Festival @ Parkstad Limburg – Heerlen, Netherlands
Tuesday August 29: Musikfest Bremen – Bremen, Germany
Wednesday August 30: LantarenVenster – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Thursday August 31: CBE – Cologne, Germany
Friday September 1: Fasching – Stockholm, Sweden
Saturday September 2: Mona Bismarck – Paris, France
The following musicians will support Takuya Kuroda with the performances in Europe: Corey King (trombone), Takahiro Izumikaya (keyboard), Parker McCallister (bass), and Adam Jackson (drums).
Originally from Kobe, Takuya came to the U.S. to study at the famed Berklee College of Music in 2003. Since arriving to New York, he has become a fixture on the working musician scene, performing alongside artists like Junior Mance, Terumasa Hino, Pino Palladino and most notably José James. After releasing three albums on his own, Kuroda made a stunning debut on Blue Note in 2014 with his album Rising Son. The album, which was produced by José James, became one of the top-selling jazz albums that year and instantly confirmed Takuya’s status as Japan’s most leading contemporary jazz musician. Later on he released the album Zigzagger on the label Concord. The musician developed his style that moves between post-bop and soul jazz, with a large dose of hip hop and Afro-beat.
Source: Good Music Company