TOKYO JAZZ is going to be the premiere Jazz Festival. It would be the international Jazz festival, at the same time having Jazz that is from the tradition of Jazz which would attract many of the traditional Jazz fans and many of the older Jazz fans. We are also going to include some of the new aspects of Jazz by artists that are utilizing many of the new electronic techniques and that are on the cutting edge of a new kind of electronic Jazz.
I look forward to seeing all of you at our festival, "Tokyo Jazz", and I very much hope that you come to the festival with very open mind, without any preconceptions on what you are going to hear or what you are going to experience.
I hope you listen not only with you ears but listen with your heart.