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About Ryoju Fukushiro(Riyo)

Tenor Saxophonist, Ryoju Fukushiro (Riyo) was born into a musical family in Kyoto, Japan in April 1986. When he was 17 years old, he devoted himself to taking Jazz saxophone lessons from Yoshiyuki Yamanaka, who is one of the most known warm toned tenor saxophonists in the Jazz scene of Japan. Ryoju started to perform his own gigs when he was 19 years old in the Kansai area. Gaining a skill of a lyrical tone reminiscent of Stan Getz, he won the Grand Prix in the Jazz contest ‘’The Third Kobe Next Jazz Competition’’ in 2009. After moving to Tokyo in 2012, Ryoju made an appearance in the Jazz Magazine ‘’Jazz Hihyou’’ as a young energetic saxophonist. Soon after that, he recorded the self-sponsored original CD ‘’Bamboo Grove’’. His original tune ''Bamboo Grove'' was aired on radio for an electricity company's commercial song in 2013. In March 2013, Ryoju visited San Francisco to participate in the Jazz competition ‘’Jazz Search West’’, and won First Place the following month at the finals. As the prize, Ryoju received full tuition to the summer camp ‘’Jazz Camp West’’. In November 2013, Ryoju moved to the New York City vicinity to discipline himself, and study Jazz as a music based on American culture. In March 2015, Ryoju was accepted to the Manhattan School of Music as an undergraduate student for the fall semester.

Ryoju Fukushiro Live Jazz Performances in Japan 2018

2018.6 gig in Japan

In Japan 2018 in English
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・Sun, June 3rd – Komae, Tokyo
Komae city organized concert at Komae Station (Free event)
Yuta Kaneko, organ
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
1:00pm-1:45pm

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・Thursday, June 7th – Okamoto, Kobe
Ariorio
MASAX-274, a-sax, vocal
Phillip Strange, piano
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
No cover
7:00pm-

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・Friday, June 8th – Kita-shinchi, Osaka
Cressent
Toru Nakase, bass from Fukuoka
Yoji Ogawa, piano
Ed Wiehe, drums from Osaka
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
Cover charge ¥2,100
Table charge ¥1,000 with mini-snacks
1st 7:30pm, 2nd 9pm, 3rd 10pm


Facebook event page

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・Saturday, June 9th – Sanjo, Kyoto
le club jazz
Katsumi Yoshioka, p from Fukuoka
Toru Nakase, bass from Fukuoka
Ed Wiehe, drums from Osaka
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
¥2,500
7:30pm-11pm

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・Sunday, June 10th – Tenma, Osaka
Jazz-ya
Katsumi Yoshioka, piano from Fukuoka
Mitsuaki Hara, bass
Ed Wiehe, drums from Osaka
Hideyuki Kotera, trombone
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
8pm-11pm
¥3,000(1drink and 1food included)

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・Monday, June 11th – Osaka
Jazz on Top
MASAX-274, a-sax, vocal
Manami Shimizu, piano
Nariaki Hato, bass
Atsushi Iwataka, drums
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
7:30pm- ・9pm-
¥3,000

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・Thursday, June 14th – Shinjuku, Tokyo
Jazz Spot J
Time Kase, piano
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
Table charge¥500
Music charge¥2,000
7pm- ・8:30pm-  ・10pm

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・Tuesday, June 19th – Himeji, Hyogo
Layla
Hiroyuki “Gon” Fujimoto, bass
Shiraishi Nobumasa, piano
Yu Ito, drums
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
¥2,500
8pm- 2 sets

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・Wednesday, June 20th – Komae, Tokyo
add9th

Junko Koike, piano
Motoi Kanamori, bass
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
¥2,500,  student: ¥1500
Open 7:30pm, Start 8pm-

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・Thursday, June 21st – Higashinakano, Tokyo
Big River
Ayako Takada, a-sax
Yoshitaka Nakane, guitar
Yuki Nakano, bass
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
¥1,000( for 2 drinks fee)
Tip for music charge (¥1,000 minimum)
open 7:30pm
1st 8pm-8:30pm
2nd 8:45pm-9:15pm
3rd 9:30pm-10pm

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・Friday, June 22nd – Yokohama, Kanagawa
博物館Cafe & Bar うっふ
《Kana Trio Jazz Session》
Fuefuki Kana, multi-flute
Shinichiro Sudo, piano
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
No cover
1st 7:30pm-
2nd 8:30pm-
3rd 9:30pm-

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・Saturday, June 23rd – Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi, Hyogo
Irish Pub Capall Uisce
Hiroaki Tanaka, drums
Suomi Morishita, guitar
Teppei Kato, bass
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax

¥300
9:00pm-

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・Sunday, June 24th – Hamamatsu, Shizuoka
Jazz Spot analog
Noriko Yaegashi, piano
Yoshinori Nishiwaki, bass
Junzo”Oyakata” Kamiya, drums
Ryoju Fukushiro, t-sax
¥1,800
open 1:00pm
start 1:30pm-

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Ryoju Fukushiro Website Gigs info

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My new website is released

My new website is released.
http://www.ryojufukushiro.com

And I released my original studio recorded music tracks on my music page. And there is also gigs info. Thank you Michael Baumann for awesome photo!

Thank you, Michael Raye, Craig Holiday Haynes, Lonnie Plaxico, Vince Carducci for the great recording! We are on the Music page.

Thank you for Quincy Newell, Sung Hern Chung, Anna Choi, Mayuka Ezure, Norm Zamcheck, John Putnam, Adrienne Asterita, Chris Lucca, Pete O’Connell for performing with me.
our photo is on the gig page!

Thank you, James Navan, Leonardo Catricala, Goh Izawa, Lorenzo Bisogno, Ed Jackson, Anton Delecca, Aaron Copland School of Music.
Our videos are on the Music Page.

About R’s Creation of Music

I would like to announce my recent completed composing and sound designing work for my previous internship workplace Japanese Kids school (Kids International) in New Jersey.

Since they started their online Japanese language programs (Online Kids) for Japanese learners who live in outside of Japan, I had served as a music director for the main educational composition on this project, “Imadokino Aiueo“.

Accordingly, I started my own private music production, “R’s Creation of Music” as a composer, arranger, and sound designer to contribute my entire musical skills to society.