Saturday, October 12, 2013

Yokohama Jazz Promenade 2013

Emi and I went to Yokohama City yesterday to check out the "Jazz Promenade". It's an annual event held throughout the city. On both Saturday and Sunday Jazz bands perform at selected locations for free. Fortunately the event organizers provide a free map & time schedule program so that one need not wonder about aimlessly looking for the next band to perform. So, here are some images from yesterday's walk about.

We encountered our first band at the Isezakicho shopping street.

These guys were really quite good.

After we listened to their set we went to Yamashita park for lunch. The park was packed with people enjoying a World Food event. There were vendors selling food from around the world. We had some Thai and Brazilian food and then walked around the park to enjoy the beautiful weather.

Hmmm... what's that behind the guy?

A balloon seller battling the wind.

A lot of people enjoy food and cold beer on a sunny day.

This balloon seller has a good grip on things.

It is truly a beautiful day.

Emi showing off the "Jazz Promenade" program hinting that it's time for more music.

On our way back to the Bashamichi area we pass by the Oktoberfest celebration being held at Aka Renga Soko.

This event gets bigger every year.

Back in Bashamichi and just in time for this band in front of Kannai Hall.

This guy on the flugelhorn (at least I think it's a flugelhorn) has the right idea; sit and relax, it's going to be a long set.

After their set we headed back to the Isezakicho area for our last band of the day. Along the way we stopped at a fish merchant that set up shop on a busy street corner.

Emi is seriously eying the crabs.

We approached this band from the rear. These guys were smoking hot! Best band of the day.

This guy is jamming!

After the set ended it was time to go home.

Well, one never knows what one will see in Isezakicho!

While we had a great day of music and sightseeing, others were just as happy to paddle a kayak.

Thanks for stopping by!

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