Album release tour Holland, April 2017 Tokyo’s Bad Boys

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TOKYO’S BAD BOYS holland tour 2017

Energetic band from the lively jazz scene of Tokyo, brought together by Joris Posthumus, with as many as three saxophonists.‘A wonderful album full of steaming collectives and sparkling solos’ (Jazzism).

‘The Japanese jazz scene is alive and booming’, says alto saxophonist Joris Posthumus, who during a Far East tour with the band State of Monc became friends with his colleague Yuichiro Tokuda from Tokyo. Joris toured Japan with Yuichiro’s band,’ a fantastic experience” according to the Dutch saxophonist.

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In 2015 it was Joris’s turn to invite the Japanese saxophonist for concerts in Holland and Belgium, ‘a bombardment of speed, technique, emotion and surprise’, according to Jazznu. Shortly after these concerts Joris travelled to Japan again to go into a recording studio with a ‘dream team’ from Tokyo. The album TOKYO’S BAD BOYS, released in September 2016 on the Challenge Records label, was received with enthusiasm and was followed by an extensive tour in Japan. Now is the time for Tokyo’s Bad Boys to come and be Bad in Holland.
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‘A fantastic album, full of steaming collectives and sparkling solos’
Coen de Jonge – Jazzism 

‘Tokyo’s Bad Boys is an album bursting with speed, love of  music, spirit, technical expertise and an ultimate eye for detail’
Rinus van der Heijden – JazzNu

‘Joris Posthumus is an inspired post-bebop alto saxophonist who makes a deep impact on the Dutch jazz scene with his second album Tokyo Bad Boys’
Mattie Poels – Music Frames


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Band Members

Joris Posthumus
alto / soprano saxophone compositions
Yuichiro Tokuda
alto sax
Yuki Nakae
tenor sax
Shunichi Yanagi
Satoshi Tokuda
Gaku Hasegawa



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