Sapporo City Jazz and More...
Sapporo is host to some awesome music festivals!
From PMF Pacific Music Festival which focuses heavily on classic orchestral music to the year long events taking place under the Sapporo City Jazz banner, there is a lot of music culture here to enjoy. Since I myself specialize in a blend of "retro jazz and modern pop joy" I thought I'd introduce some of my favorite northern Jazz spots.
Address: Minami 1 Jo Higashi 2 Chome-7, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0051
The "Paper Airplane Cafe" has been around for more than 4 decades and is one of my absolute favorite venues to perform at. Day or night, the atmosphere is so rich and makes for amazing pictures. The cafe is often available for private concerts and live music jam sessions but also operates normal business hours.
My favorite item to order off the regular menu is the pork fried rice. Be sure to check out the decadent homemade desserts to see what's on special when you visit.
Sapporo House of Jazz is another favorite venue to perform at. Not a restaurant but a dedicated live house, founded by local legends Ken & Mizuho Yahara of Ken's Vocal School. Every year this duo oversees the committee for the Sapporo Mirai Future Jazz Festival.
Sapporo House of Jazz
Address: Minami 3 Jō Nishi 27-chōme-1, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0803
D-Bop Jazz Bar hit the Sapporo music scene in 2014 and has since hosted many premier Jazz, Funk, and Bop performers from Japan and abroad.
D-Bop Jazz Bar
Address: 札幌市中央区南1条西19丁目291番地 山晃ハイツB1F1
SLOWBOAT Jazz Club was founded in 1995 by the late pianist Ryo Fukui, and since then it has been one of the most vibrant jazz venues in Sapporo booking some of the finest local players alongside of nationally (and sometimes internationally) renowned musicians. This includes the bebop jazz legend Barry Harris, who visited and played at the club many times.
Unfortunately Ryo passed away in 2016, but SLOWBOAT is still going strong drawing jazz fans from Sapporo and beyond.
Slowboat Jazz Club
Address: 札幌市中央区南３条西３丁目 もりにビル４F
Tel.011-210-5144 (19:00〜23:30) *Subject to change upon request
※Live 1st 19:30、2nd21:00
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