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G.G. 2/3 Japan tour was big success!

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM

I came back from Japan!!

I had a couple of gigs with Takana Miyamoto(p) and Kenji Shimada(b), so we called it G.G. 2/3!!

And I reunited with my PTA band which was based on my son's elementaly school PTA board members back in 2006-2008 during my service as a vice PTA president. 

Then, I participated to 60th anniversary concert of Waseda Univ. High Society Orchestra! I reunited many friends in college big band in Tokyo, met older and younger alumnis, about 160 musicians shared stage, in 9 big bands! It was something.

Swingin' in the Sanctuary with The Rich Harney Trio

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 1:40 AM


Rich Harney Trio

Friday April 22, 2016  8pm -10pm

First Presbyterian Church

8001 Mesa Drive

Austin, Texas 78731

$15/ door

Jazz Composer/ Pianist RICH HARNEY brings his swinging trio to the soulful space of First Presbyterian Church, celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month and playing tunes from his new CD Blue Soul and more!

~ With ~ Daniel Durham - doublebass  Masumi Jones - drums

Sound samples at


Thank you so much!!

Posted on April 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Thank you so much for coming down to G.G.'s mini tour in Austin!

We had a big fun here in Austin, people in Austin is so nice, started from people of JASGA, all audiences, and musician friends who came down, sitting in, made friends with G.G.!

Thank you sooooo much.

G.G. is coming to Japan 4/30-5/6 for mini tour, but this time we have Kenji Shimada for bass since Noriko Ueda can't go to Japan.


G.G. "Ruby Road" release Tour in Austin 2016

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 2:20 PM

I am very happy to announce complete detail about

G.G. "Ruby Road" release tour in Austin 2016!!

====  CD teaser 

====  My Bio page BGM is the title track of "Ruby Road"

G.G. Groovin' Girls Jazz Trio Concert 

    Hosted by JASGA (Japan America Society of Greater Austin)

    on Monday March 21st  

    at Boyd Vance Theatre  Carver Museum    

    address : 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

    Doors at 7pm Concert at 7:30pm Ticket : $15/$20


 G.G. live at the Elephant Room 

    on Tuesday March 22nd

    Elephant Room is the historical Jazz Club in Austin,  

    Just celebrated 25th anniverssary in January 2016.

    Underground jazz bar with more than 20 draft beers & wines by the glass.

    Address: 315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    Bar open at 5pm , Concert at 9:30pm - 1:30am

    Phone:(512) 473-2279

G.G. CD release Party

    Small house concert at Sharp's house in east Austin near Fiesta Garden.

    Doors at 6pm    Concert 7pm - 8pm     ticket : $25

    We will serve Japanese snacks and drinks. BYOB is welcome, too.

    Please contact us at   for reservation (name and number of people).

    We will send you a confirmation email with venue address.

    Space is limited, you can reserve seats by advance ticket purchase

    if you have a paypal account.

Click here to pay





Rich Harney Trio live at KUTX Studio 1A

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Rich Harney trio will be performing live show on KUTX Sunday Morning Jazz this Sunday 2/28!! 

Program is 7am-10am, we will play around 9am-10am!!

Rich Harney piano

Daniel Durham bass

tunes from Rich's new album "Blue Soul"

G.G. Austin Tour

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 2:15 AM

G.G. is coming to Austin next month!!! Please come down to meet us, because Takana from Japan, Noriko from NY, those are very rare concerts!!!!!!!!

Monday March 21st

"G.G. Ruby Road tour 2016"  presented by Japan America Society of Greater Austin

at Boyd Vance Theatre in Carver Museum

Doors at 7pm, Downbeat at 7:30pm 

$15/member $20/ door

Please visit GG concert website for details and reservation



3/22 Elephant Room (315 Congress Ave.) 21+ jazz bar 9:30pm - 1:30 am

3/23 house concert---- details later



Happy New Year 2016

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 1:40 AM

I have no idea what would be happning in 2016...

I have 2 recordings coming up, one with Marilyn Rucker in this month, another one with Sarah Sharp / Yaniel Matos in February, and G.G. first ever tour in March right here in Austin, besides regular everyday live gigs.

Additionally Hey Lolly 1st Sunday brunch residency at Cherrywood Coffee house just started last Sunday, 35mm 3rd Thursday residency at Firehouse lounge starts in January, Jitterbug Vipers will be on the Slim Festival in Terlingua TX in February, and Sarah Sharp band will make your Valentine's night awesome at Townsend.

Kinda a lot in slow winter time for musicians!! 

I hope I can go back to Japan for G.G. tour in later this year.

I m waiting my spinet piano tuned up for possible Jazz at Noon returning....

Stay Tuned!!


Posted on December 7, 2015 at 9:50 AM


2015 is ending soon!! My annual December event is Tapestry Nutcracker show "Mice and Music" at the Rollins Theatre in the Long Center Performing Arts (tickets are all sold out already!!), then Vipers Desert tour to Terlingua TX (12/27-29)!!

Unfortunately, Vipers doesn't play at the Armadillo Bazeer stage on Xmas eve afternoon this year, 

Minor change is, I will be in Austin for count down to the new year!! Come down to the Eddie V's seafood restaurant 12/31, I will be playing with Jon Blondell trio 7pm-midnight, lets count down to 2016 together!!

AND, I got a spinet piano in my house!! It is very honky tonk now, I should get good well tuning soon, but I am thinking restarting Jazz at Noon online concert series from my house soon next year, stay tuned!!!!

Thank y'all for supporting me, I really appreciate all of you who are cheking my music, website, and coming down to my gigs!!!!!!!

Elephant Room is back in business!

Posted on December 2, 2015 at 11:05 PM

It was a long vacation for Elephant Room jazz musicians, but we got back in business!!

we Jitterbug Vipers will play there for the first time after reopened, tomorrow

12/3/2015 6pm-8pm with great guitarist Mitch Watkins! 

Then I will play with Jon Blondell Trio on Mondays 12/7 and 12/20. 

Last gig at Elephant Room in 2015 will be on the Christmas night 12/25 with Alex Coke quintet!!

Please come down to reopened Elephant Room, say hi to well rested Jazz Musicians!!

Elephant Room is temporary closed!!

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 9:00 PM

This is a bad news.

I heard Elephant Room has been closed since last Friday for maintenancing building, suspicious about sink hale under neath, having flood...... Those are all not reliable information, but something wrong about that neigborhood underground, they shouold close business till they find out what is wrong and fix it. 

So, I have Jitterbug Vipers gigs on 11/16, 18, 23, and Rich Harney gig on 11/22, those might not happening, please check out Elephant Room FB page for update about open business day/time here" target="_blank">http:// 

I hope it will open asap!!!!!!!!!!!