Shibusashirazu since 1988
Recent main events and concerts in Japan
Shibusashirazu past overseas tours
Shibusashirazu members 2005
Some reactions on Shibusashirazu by international journalists


Shibusahirazu orchestra has formed since 1988 by Daisuke Fuwa (free jazz bassist).

In the beginning, he gathered many musicians to provide the music for an avant-garde theater group Hakken no Kai. And after, Shibusashirazu has got active in live performance between Japan and Europe. We play everyday changing a physique flexibly, from a mini jam session group at Club gigs to a large-scale band at many international jazz/rock festivals.

Many of Shibusashirazu members are well known as the most popular and excellent performers; e.g. Hiroaki Katayama (ts) and more.

After the 1st album 'Shibusamichi' in 1993, 8 albums and 1single have been released from own label Chitei Records

'Fuji Rock Festival' (2001-2004)
It is Japan's biggest and most famous rock festival.
We were invited 4 times in a row, beginning from 2001, appearing on the main stage of the festival (opening, as well as closing, the whole event). This is a rare and proud achievement.
In 2003, Daisuke Fuwa (leader of Shibusashirazu) arranged the whole "Orange Court - Jazz & world music stage" 3rd day. He produced more Japanese avant-garde musicians and invited the Sun Ra Arkestra.

Playing together with Sun Ra Arkestra (2003)
At 'Shinjyuku Pit-Inn', Tokyo
Recording our 8th album 'Shibuboshi' with Marshall Allen, Michael Ray, Elson Nascimento.

Playing together with Think of One, Kila (2004)
At 'Sibuya O-East', Tokyo

Self-building special event: 'Tent Shibusa' since 1994
This is not an ordinary live performance; everything takes place in a big tent, designed and set up by our own art and production staff. There is no one else that carries out such a large-scale project in Japan. The purpose of 'Tent Shibusa' is pushing stage production to the limit, being able to set our own stage rules and establishing a hereto unreachable rapport between the audience and us.


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