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<Birthday Live!>

 

Last year, I had to unfortunately cancel my birthday live due to the state of emergency but this year, it is ON!

 

Very excited to welcome a veteran pianist Masaru Okuyama, who has been performing and arranging for the acclaimed Bossa Nova singer, Lisa Ono, for the last 15 years.  On percussion, Masatoshi Kainuma will join me for the third time.

 

Please come listen to jazz, bossa, and original arrangements of beautiful film scores by Japanese composers such as Ryuichi Sakamoto and Joe Hisaishi.

See you soon!

x Yoko

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Jan 22, 2022 (sat)  /  Open: 16:30  /  Start: 17:00

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Yoko Wende (vocal)

Masaru Okuyama(piano)

Masatoshi Kainuma (percussion)

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Venue: Cafe & Live spot FJ’s

5-1-20, Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-6303-1214    HP : http://fjslive.com

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Advanced Ticket: ¥3,000

Same Day Ticket:¥3,500

(One drink order)
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To purchase advanced tickets, please email us below info. 

To:info@yokowende.com
1. Full Name

2. Number of Tickets

3. Phone Number

Past Performances

<p class="font_8">コロナによる「緊急事態宣言」を受け、1月22日に予定していたバースデー・ライブは残念ながらキャンセルとなりました。</p>
<p class="font_8">みなさん、体調に気をつけてお過ごしください!</p>
<p class="font_8">Due to the state of emergency announced by the government, we had to cancel the live that was scheduled on Jan 22. &nbsp;</p>
<p class="font_8">Stay safe, stay tuned!</p>

Gofu's Mini Concert III (cancelled due to state of emergency)

Gofuju, Tokyo

Falcon-guitar, Natsuki Kurai-harmonica

Jan 22, 2021
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">五風十雨さんでの2度目のライブ、今回はハーモニカも加わり、また一段と素晴らしい空間を造ることができました。</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">歌を通して、音楽、ミュージシャン、観客のみなさん、そして自分と繋がる感覚、最高でした!</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">1月22日にまたトリオで戻ってきます。</span></span></span></span></span><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">お楽しみに!</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style="">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">Yoko Wende (vocals)</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">Falcon&nbsp;(guitar)</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">Natsuki Kurai (harmonica)</span></span></span></span></span></p>

Gofu's Mini Concert II

Gofuju, Tokyo

Falcon-guitar, Natsuki Kurai-harmonica

Nov 7, 2020
<p class="font_8"><span style=""><span class="color_26">As we performed at this 42-yr old Tokyo jazz club, we live-streamed with four cameras and two engineers. Very exciting to reach people beyond Tokyo including the countryside of Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, California, and France (at least!).</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8"><span style=""><span class="color_26">Yoko Wende:&nbsp;vocals</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8"><span style=""><span class="color_26">Yukako Yamano:&nbsp;keys</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8"><span style=""><span class="color_26">​Masatoshi Kainuma:&nbsp;percussions</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style="">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Trio

Bagaku Jazz Club, Tokyo

Yukako Yamano-keys, Masatoshi Kainuma-percussion

Jul 18, 2020
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">素敵な五風十雨さんの空間にてファルコンさんをギターに歌いました。</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">素晴らしいエネルギーの方たちで満席。</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">ありがとうございました!</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style="">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">Yoko Wende (vocals)</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">Falcon&nbsp;(harmonica)</span></span></span></span></span></p>

Gofu's Mini Concert I

Gofuju, Tokyo

Falcon-guitar

Jul 4, 2020
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">10年ぶりの帰国後初となる東京ライブ@珈琲美学</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">最高に楽しい夜でした!</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">7月18日(土)にまたこの場所でこのトリオが登場します。</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">お楽しみに!</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style="">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">ヴェンデ・ヨウコ&nbsp;(vocals)</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">山野友佳子 (piano)</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style=""><span style="font-style:italic">海沼正利 (percussions)</span></span></span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Trio

Bagaku Jazz Club, Tokyo

Yukako Yamano-keys, Masatoshi Kainuma-percussion

Mar 17, 2020
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko had a memorable&nbsp;farewell show with full house to say good bye to Hong Kong where she lived for the last ten years. &nbsp;Thank you everyone for all the support over the years and see you in Tokyo!</span></span></p>

Farewell Hong Kong!

Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Hong Kong

Nobel Queano-guitar, Floro Sernande-percussion/flute

Jun 15, 2019
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">From bossa nova in&nbsp;Portuguese, acoustic cover of "Bohemian&nbsp;Rhapsody", to&nbsp;Japanese songs composed by renowned composers such as Ryuichi Sakamoto and Joe Hisaishi,&nbsp;Yoko sang a collection of beautiful tunes beyond&nbsp;languages and borders with original&nbsp;arrangements for vocal, classical guitar, flute, and percussions.</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Nobel Queano: Classical Guitar</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Floro </span><span style="">Sernande: Flute, Percussions</span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Trio

Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Hong Kong

Nobel Queano-guitar, Floro Sernande-percussion/flute

Apr 13, 2019
<p class="font_8">Yoko celebrated the launch of her debut album,&nbsp;"The Path of the Wind", in full house at BB Jazz Lounge in Hong Kong together with the guitarist and arranger of the album, Yoshihiro Koseki, and a special guest, Paulo Levi, on&nbsp;flute and saxophone.</p>

Album Launch Concert

BB Jazz Lounge, Hong Kong

Yoshihiro Koseki-guitar, Paulo Levi-flute

Nov 2, 2018
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko's&nbsp;debut album, "The Path of the Wind", is now released!</span><br>
<span style="">It is a selection of the most beautiful music by renowned Japanese composers such as Ryuichi Sakamoto and Joe Hisaishi. &nbsp;Together with a classical guitarist/arranger, Yoshihiro Koseki, they transformed these remarkable pieces&nbsp;into original arrangements for a classical guitar and vocal duo.</span></span></p>

Debut Album Relase!

Worldwide

Yoshihiro Koseki-guitar

Aug, 2018
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Yoko sang some of the most beautiful compositions by Japanese composers <a dataquery="#textLink_jkjn3oed">at&nbsp;Festival Au Grès du Jazz 2018. &nbsp;All originally arranged for a classical guitar and vocal duo. &nbsp; A very emotional concert in the beautiful garden,&nbsp;</a><a dataquery="#textLink_jkjn6s4v">Jardin des Païens. &nbsp;</a></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""></span><span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_jkjn6s4v">Guitar: Yoshihiro Koseki</a></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style="">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_jkjn6s4v"><span class="wixGuard">​</span></a></span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Duo

Festival Au Grès du Jazz 2018, France

Yoshihiro Koseki-guitar

Aug 6, 2018
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">A unique collaboration with a tap dancer&nbsp;on rhythm!</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Tansei&nbsp;(tap/rhythm)</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Jim Schneider (keys)</span></span></p>

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TAP & JAZZ

Gecko, Hong Kong

Jim Schneider-keys, Tansei-tap

Dec 7, 2017
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko sang jazz and Japanese tunes at this supreme Japanese whisky bar with Orlando Bonzi on guitar. &nbsp;Thank you for the full house!</span></span></p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

Mizunara: The Library

Mizunara: The Library, Hong Kong

Orlando Bonzi-guitar

Nov 18, 2017
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko with Orlando Bonzi on guitar at a lovely private garden party!</span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Duo

Stanley, Hong Kong

Orlando Bonzi-guitar

Nov, 2017
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko at Oris Lounge with various talented musicians every week in October and November!</span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Duo

Oris Lounge

Antoine Richard-guitar

Oct - Nov, 2017
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko at Foxglove for&nbsp;Wednesday&nbsp;night&nbsp;performances.</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Drums: Laurent Robin</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Guitar: Antoine Richard</span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Trio

Foxglove, Hong Kong

Antoine Richard-guitar, Laurent Robin-drums

Oct, 2017
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko at Foxglove for&nbsp;Wednesday&nbsp;night&nbsp;performances.</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Guitar: Antoine Richard</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Percussions/Flute: Floro Sernande</span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Trio

Foxglove, Hong Kong

Antoine Richard-guitar, Floro Sernande-percussions

Sep, 2017
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko had an amazing week with six shows&nbsp;at Jazz in Marciac, France, where the town becomes a music paradise during the jazz festival. &nbsp;The venues include a&nbsp;beautiful gallery,&nbsp;"Galerie A L'ane Blue", and&nbsp;"Le 7".</span></span></p>

Jazz in Marciac 2017

Jazz in Marciac, France

Aug, 2017
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko had a collaboration with a New York based guitarist/producer, Simon&nbsp;Yu!</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Guitar: Simon Yu</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Percussions: Anna Fan</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Bass: Tak Chung Wong</span></span></span></p>

Acoustic Jazz/Folk Project

Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Hong Kong

Jul, 2017
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko at Foxglove for&nbsp;Wednesday&nbsp;night&nbsp;performance.</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Guitar: Dan LaVelle</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Percussions/Flute: Floro Sernande</span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Trio

Foxglove, Hong Kong

Antoine Richard-guitar, Floro Sernande-percussions

Aug, 2017
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko came back to Foxglove for Saturday night&nbsp;performance.</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Guitar: Antoine Richard</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Percussions/Flute: Floro Sernande</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Percussions: Jazz (special guest)</span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Trio

Foxglove, Hong Kong

Antoine Richard-guitar, Floro Sernande-percussions

Jul, 2017
<p class="font_8"><span class="color_26"><span style="">Yoko appeared at&nbsp;Foxglove for Saturday night&nbsp;performances and dinner show.</span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Guitar: Antoine Richard</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Percussions/Flute: Floro Sernande</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Keys: Bob Mocarski</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Upright Bass: Sylvain Gagnon</span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Trio

Foxglove, Hong Kong

June, 2017
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Yoko&nbsp;appeared as a guest artist for the opening of a new concept floor at Landmark.</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style="">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Guitar: Antoine Richard</span></span></span></p>

Opening Ceremony

Landmark, Hong Kong

Antoine Richard-guitar

June, 2017
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Yoko's duo debut with the musical master, Ted Lo!</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Guitar: Ted Lo</span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Duo

Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Hong Kong

Ted Lo-guitar

May, 2017
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Beautiful evening once again at this special venue!</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Guitar: Antoine Richard</span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Duo

Visage One, Hong Kong

Antoine Richard-guitar

Apr, 2017
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Yoko sang for the opening of Le French May.</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Guitar: Antoine Richard</span></span></span></p>

Le French May

PMQ, Hong Kong

Antoine Richard-guitar

May, 2017
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Yoko appeared in a short film and launch event of a luxury Italian yacht by Monte Carlo Yacht, MCY80, as a featured artist.</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Keys: Jim Schneider</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Drums: Laurent Robin</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Sax: Blaine Whittaker</span></span></span></p>

Monte Carlo Yacht Launch

Aberdeen Marina Club, Hong Kong

Jim Schneider-keys, Laurent Robin-drums, Blaine Whittaker-sax

Jan, 2017
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Beautiful duo show with jazz, world, and Japanese tunes.</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_30"><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Guitar: Orlando Bonzi</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Sax: Paulo Levi (special guest)</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Violin: Yanice Tsang Bonzi (special guest)</span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Duo

Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Hong Kong

Orlando Bonzi-guitar

Oct, 2016
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Yoko got invited once again for a performance at this special venue.</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_30"><span style=""><span style=""><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Guitar: Orlando Bonzi</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Violin: Yanice Tsang Bonzi</span></span></span></p>

Acoustic Night

Visage One, Hong Kong

Orlando Bonzi-guitar

Dec, 2016
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Yoko appeared as a lead singer and emcee for a swing jazz concert.</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style="">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Big Band: The Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra.</span></span></span></p>

All That Swing

Fringe Club, Hong Kong

Aug, 2016
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Yoko appeared as a singer and emcee for the three-day jazz festival.</span></span></span></p>

Jazz Summer 2016

The Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong

June, 2016
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Yoko appeared as a singer and emcee for the swing jazz concert.</span></span></span></p>

<p class="font_8" style="">&nbsp;</p>

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_26"><span style="">Big Band: The Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra.</span></span></span></p>

All That Jazz

Fringe Club, Hong Kong

May, 2016
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Yoko had a privilege of closing the Friday night of the jazz fest.</span></span></span></p>

The Hong Kong Jazz Family Fest

Grappa's Cellar, Hong Kong

Jan, 2016
<p class="font_8" style=""><span class="color_26"><span style=""><span style="">Quartet show with indie pop, Japanese, and jazz tunes.</span></span></span></p>

Yoko Wende Quartet

Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Hong Kong

Nov 2015, Apr 2016