Dear Friends,

Life as a musician looks like (and is) fun, but it is also serious business. In fact, composer and producer Charlie Peacock tells us to "take it seriously—at the same level of seriousness you hope surgeons and airline pilots take their work." At the same time, author C.S. Lewis reminds us that "the eternal things in this world are neither symphonies, sculptures nor architecture, but the people beside us on the bus."

The greatest challenge of being a musician is to value the people around me even more than the music I make for them. And it’s when I succeed that music, and the times I spend with people like you, are the most fun!

Yours, Steve

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. (I Corinthians 13:1)


Steve Sacks Live Schedule June 2017
6/19 (Mon) Kazuhiko Michishita/Kana Kurose Group

Kazuhiko Michishita (guitar) Kana Kurose (organ) Steve Sacks (sax) (drums)  Ogikubo Rooster 5-16-15 Ogikubo Tel. (03) 5347-7369 open 19h start 20h

6/24 (Sat) Grace Harbor Jazz and Gospel Lunch Concert

Yukari Soma (piano) Steve Sacks (sax) Masaki Domoto (trombone) Keito Hasegawa (bass) Wataru Tanaka (drums) "The Peacemakers" and Grace Harbor Family Gospel Choir Tsukishima Spain Club 1-14-7 Tsukishima, Asahi Warehouse 11h30--14h30 adults 3000 yen/ university students 2000 yen/ HS and JHS students 1000 yen elementary students 500 yen other children free! (all you can eat buffet lunch included)
6/27 (Tu) Hiroko Miyano Special Trio

Hiroko Miyano (piano) Steve Sacks (sax/flute) TatsuyaTsuyuki (guitar) Tribeca Atre Shinagawa Bldg. 4/F, 3-18-1 Konan Minato-ku Tel. (03) 6717-0933 three sets from19h

6/29 (Thu) Mambo Inn Live at Sometime

Steve Sacks (sax/flute) Jonathan Katz (piano) Hiroyasu Itoh (bass) Hideki Sato (congas) Yoshiro Suzuki (timbales) Sometime 1-11-31 Kichijoji Honmachi B1F Tel. (0422) 21-6336 two sets from 19h30\\

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July 2017
7/5 (Wed) Banda Mandacarinho CD Release Show

Minako Yagi (cond/arr) Steve Sacks、Gustavo Anacleto、Andy Wulf、Kazuki Nagashima (sax) Luis Valle、Mitsuru Tanaka、Mike Zachernuk (tpt) Hiroki Satoh、Yuu Uesugi、Masaki Domoto (tbn) Yuuichiro Hiraoka (guit) Hiroko Miyano (pno) Chie Suzuki (vibes) Tohru Kase (bass) Juasa Kanoh (drums) B-Flat Akasaka Sakae Bldg. B1, 6-6-4 Akasaka Tel. (03) 5563-2563 two sets from 19h30

7/12 (Wed) Jonathan Katz & CHAKA Jazz Live

Jonathan Katz (piano) CHAKA (vocal) Steve Sacks (sax/flute) Yoshiro Okazaki (trumpet) Yosuke Inoue (bass) Ryo Shibata (drums) Satin Doll Green Bldg. 5/F, 6-1-8 Roppongi Tel. (03) 3401-3080 two sets from 19h30
7/21 (Fri) Brazilian Jazz at Praca 11

Steve Sacks (sax/flute) Kana Kurose (organ) Kazuhiko Michishita (guitar) Masayuki Kume (drums) Praca 11 3-5-2 B/1 Kita-aoyama Tel. (03) 3405-8015 two sets from 19h30

7/22 (Sat) Yokohama Christ Gospel Church Jazz Concert

Steve Sacks (sax) Toshihiko Natori (piano) Yokohama Christ Gospel Church 110 Hakuraku, Kanagawa-ku Yokohama Tel. (045) 432-0507 two sets from 14h free admission

7/27 Thu) Four Colors in Chiba Minato

Shinpei Inoue, Rie Akagi, Akemi Ohta, Steve Sacks (flute) Masaru Okuyama (piano) Koichi Osamu (bass) Setsu Fujii (drums) Clipper 千葉市中央区中央港1-24-14 Chuo-minato, Chuo-ku Chiba-City Seascape Chiba Minato 1F Tel. (043) 239-9240 two sets from 19h

7/29 (Sat) Tropical Jazz Orchestra Nango Summer Jazz Festival 2017

Carlos Kanno (perc/voc) Yoshihiko Miza (timbales) Kenta Okamoto (conga) Ken Morimura (piano) Shoji Hirakawa (drums) Getao Takahashi (bass) Shiro Sasaki, Masanori Suzuki, Sho Okamura, Keisuke Nakamura (trumpet) Hideaki Nakaji, Taisei Aoki, Kan Nishida (trombone) Masakuni Takeno, Masahiro Fujioka, Nobuhiko Yasukawa, Steve Sacks (sax) 7-2 Ooji-City Nozawa-jo, Nango-ku Hachinohe City, Aomori Pref. 14h start

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August 2017
8/1 (Tu) Masumi Ormandy Quintet

Masumi Ormandy (vocal) Steve Sacks (sax/flute) Gen Okada (piano) Chris Silverstein (bass) Scott Latham (drums) Rakuya 2-15-6 Kami-meguro, Meguro-ku Tel. (03) 3714-2607 two sets from 19h30 

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