This year marks the 15th anniversary of one of SePT’s landmark events — the annual performances by its special Dream Jazz Band (aka “Doriban”), formed by local junior high-school students. Organized and presented by the world-famous jazz trumpeter Terumasa Hino, the event features a powerful concert of popular jazz songs, held at SePT
In preparation of the performance, members of the Doriban undertake four months of intensive practice and rehearsals with Hino and other professional jazz musicians in the Dream Jazz Band Workshop. Planned and organized by SePT, these are part of the ward’s Educational Program to Foster Childhood Talent through Practical Experience.
Hino has worked with the project since 2005, when it was introduced by the Setagaya’s Board of Education, and it is not an understatement to say that the workshop has become one of his important life works — while the final performances represent such an achievement every year as they delight so many and leave warm applause ringing in the musicians’ ears.
◆August 17 (Sat.) at 15:00
Terumasa Hino Quintet Live
The Terumasa Hino Quintet’s lineup comprises the renowned Ippei Kato (guitar), Yusei Takahashi (piano) and New York-based Tomokazu Sugimoto (bass) along with rising talent Shun Ishiwaka on drums. Led by the world-famous trumpeter Hino, the inspired musicians are set to deliver an unforgettable jazz concert at the SePT.
◆August 18 (Sun.) at 14:00
The Dream Jazz Band’s 15th Anniversary Concert
Junior high-school students from Setagaya Ward, selected by audition to join the intensive Dream Jazz Band Workshops by Terumasa Hino and other top jazz musicians, present a final showcase concert.
We hope that everyone enjoys the young students’ fresh and harmonious performance at SePT — with an additional Special Musicians’ Live offered as a bonus by their tutors.
Cast & Creative
◆August 17 (Sat.) at 15:00 Terumasa Hino Quintet Live
Terumasa Hino Quintet［Terumasa Hino(Tp) Ippei Kato(Gt) Yusei Takahashi(Pf) Tomokazu Sugimoto(B) Shun Ishiwaka(Ds)］
◆August 18（Sun.）at 14:00 Dream Jazz Band 15th Anniversary Concert
Terumasa Hino(Tp) Kenichi Nishio(Tp) Ken Shinozaki(Tp) Seiji Tada(Sax)
Yuzo Kataoka(Tb) Atsushi Goto(Tb) Michiyuki Koyama(Gt) Akira Ishii(Pf)
Yusei Takahashi(Pf) Hideaki Kanazawa(B) Minoru Yoshiki(B) Rikiya Kanazawa(B)
Makoto Rikitake(Ds) Sota Kira(Ds) Shun Ishiwaka(Ds) and more
Dream Jazz Band
A childcare service is normally available for performances staged at Setagaya Public Theatre and Theatre Tram for which advance tickets are sold.
|Charge:||¥2,200 per child|
|Eligibility:||Children aged over 6 months and up to 9 years of age|
|Applications:||Tel. 03-5432-1526 Setagaya Public Theatre
You may reserve childcare services up to noon of the day 3 days before the desired reservation time, but when the number of children registered reaches capacity, applications will closed. So please make your reservation well in advance. Also, please consult with the theatre regarding children with special needs.
|Subcontractor:||Kids’ Room Tinker bell Sancha|
Both Setagaya Public Theatre and Theatre Tram are equipped with wheelchair spaces to allow visitors to watch performances from their wheelchairs. However, as capacity is limited, use of wheelchair spaces is by reservation only.
|Charge:||10% discount on the corresponding area ticket charge (plus up to one attendant free of charge)|
|Applications:||Tel. 03-5432-1515 Theatre Ticket Centre|
Wheelchair spaces may be reserved up to 19:00 on the day before the desired date, but when the number of reservations reaches capacity, applications will be closed. So please make your reservation well in advance. Also, for wheelchair users who prefer to watch the performance from a regular seat, the theatre will smoothly guide them too and from their seat. Please contact the theatre in advance to take advantage of this service.