Dear Friends,

A friend of mine used to perform with Hank Jones, one of the most famous of jazz pianists. My friend told me that before his daily practice sessions, Jones would put on his tuxedo as though he were performing for a distinguished audience. Perhaps not coincidentally, he also said that Jones was a deeply religious person. Perhaps Jones took his practice sessions so seriously because even when he was alone in his studio, he knew that the God who had made him a musician was listening, and delighting in what He heard. A humbling and inspiring story for all musicians, and anyone who works seriously at anything in life.

This month I will be presenting the fruits of my own labors with Banda Mandacarinho, Four Colors, and my own Brazilian jazz quartet. Looking forward to seeing you!

yours, Steve

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. (Colossians 3:23)


Steve Sacks Live Schedule 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 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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September 2017
9/2 (Sat) Mambo Inn Salsa Dance Event

Steve Sacks (sax/flute) Jonathan Katz (piano) Hiroyasu Itoh (bass) Hideki Sato (congas) Yoshiro Suzuki (timbales) Yono HoreHore Yale Yono 1/F, 1079-2 Shimo-ochiai, Chuo-ku Saitama-city Tel. (048) 824-1417 18h open 19h45 start

9/3 (Sun) Mambo Inn Live at Hiratsuka Santana

Steve Sacks (sax/flute) Jonathan Katz (piano) Hiroyasu Itoh (bass) Hideki Sato (congas) Yoshiro Suzuki (timbales) Santana 8-30 Miyanomae, Hiratsuka-city Kanagawa Pref. Tel. (050) 5831-3863

9/11 (Mo)

Steve Sacks (sax/flute) Jonathan Katz (piano) Hiroyasu Itoh (bass) Hideki Sato (congas) Yoshiro Suzuki (timbales) Clipper 1-24-14 Chuo-minato, Chuo-ku Chiba-City Seascape Chiba Minato 1F Tel. (043) 239-9240 two sets from 19h

Mambo Inn Live at Chiba Minato
9/26 (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

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October 2017
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