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The LEXUS 10th Anniversary JAZZ FESTIVAL

2015.08.30


今夏最後の公演は、
「レクサス星ヶ丘10周年記念 JAZZ FESTIVAL」。
The LEXUS 10th Anniversary JAZZ FESTIVAL rounded up this summer’s performances.


レクサスのCMでお馴染みのオペラ「道化師」からのアリアを皮切りに、プログラムがスタート。
Opened my set with Leoncavallo’s  [I Pagliacci] aria Vesti La Guibba,  followed my NY State of Mind by Billy Joel, ending with My Way.


最後は、出演者全員によるセッション!
The full cast Jazz session to close the show!
Amazing!!

Harmony Concert in Lake Kawaguchi, Stellar Theater featuring John Ken Nuzzo

2015.08.09


やって来ました、河口湖音楽祭2015。今年は、オープニングコンサートに出演です。
Here we are at the Mt.Fuji Lake Kawaguchi Music Festival 2015! Overwhelmed by this welcome poster! I have to make it an amazing opening concert for the festival, which will last until 8/22.


第2部は、「空と海〜歌劇ラ・ジョコンダ」「鱒」「君は我が憩い」等でスタート。中盤は、松本蘭さんをゲストに迎え、シュトラウス「明日」、「愛のアダージョ」を熱唱。
The various chorus sang the first act. I will start my set with the aria [Cielo e mar], Schubert [Die Forelle and Du bist die Ruh]. As my special guest, Ran Matsumoto will join me with Strauss [Morgen], and [Amore Perduto], after he solo piece.  She is always so elegant and musical.


第3部は音楽祭のTシャツに着替えて、子供たちのコーラスと共に「富士山」「翼をください」「フニクリ・フニクラ」を歌いました。みんな、Tシャツ似合ってます!
Third Act, we all joined the chorus for two Japanese songs, including the song [Mt. Fuji], almost like an anthem for the people in this area. To wrap up the evening, I chose the Neopolitan song [Funiculi, Funicula], which sings Lets go to the top of the mountain! A truly amazing sing along experience for all!  We all even got our own festival T shirt.


終演後、野外劇場の屋根と壁を開けて頂き、富士山をバックに贅沢なショット。みなさん、暑い中来てくださって、ありがとうございます!本当に富士は、日本一の山です。パワーをたくさん頂きました。
Ran and I in the theater after the show, where they opened up the roof and the wall to get the BEST Mt. Fuji. The concert was named the Harmony Concert, and at this point, we were all in harmony with the nature and this amazing mountain of Japan!

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