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Jazz Saxophonist Sadao Watanabe

Jazz Saxophonist Sadao Watanabe

Sadao Watanabe.

Sadao Watanabe is one of Japan’s greatest jazz musicians. By 1958, he had established himself as a world-class saxophonist, having performed with leading musicians and quartets. He moved to Boston in 1962 to study at Berklee College of Music. His work encompasses a large range of styles, and he has collaborated with musicians from all over the world. Joined by an ensemble of talented American musicians, he gives a rare performance at the Asia Society as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.

Sadao Watanabe: Saxaphone
Russell Ferrante: Piano/Keys
Felix Pastorius: Bass
Will Kennedy: Drums

This performance is supported by Japan Foundation, New York through its JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

Event Details

25 June 2014
8:00pm - 9:30pm


725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$30 members; $35 students/seniors; $40 nonmembers