Yoko Noge & Osaka Blues Women Band from Japan


Rosa's Lounge

3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647


May 29, 2019
8:00 pm
12:00 am

Yoko Noge, a blues woman from Osaka, Japan plays with women blues musicians from her hometown.
   When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
   Ticket Price: $10.00 - $15.00
   Door Time: 7:00 PM
   Show Time.8:00 PM
   Show Type: Blues
   Restrictions: 21 & over

with Nacomi Tanaka (Guitar/Vocal)
Fumiko Maejima(Drums)
Yoko Noge(Piano/Vocal)
Bill McFarland(Trombone)
and special guests

Osaka Blues Woman Project
Yoko Noge, a blues singer/piano player in Chicago showcases blues women from Osaka, Japan.

In 70’s, new bleed of musicians emerged in Japan. The influence came from the blues music from the US.
First it was rock music in 60’s and blues followed. Mostly young university students fell in love with blues with a backdrop of students movement, mainly protest against Japanese government’s support of US Government that was fighting Vietnam war.

Late 70’s Yoko Noge, then a college student was one of the very few women blues singers in Japan.
She released her first LP album from Japan Victor. Her single SP blues record [Ossan Nani Surunnya-what do you think you’re doing], a protest song against grouping in the commuting trains, made a smash hit.

Now 40 years later, Noge who now lives in Chicago found many women blues players are emerging and professionally playing in versions venues in Osaka. When she was in Osaka, she gathered these women and played music together.
Now back in Chicago, Yoko is showcasing the Osaka Blues Women.

Nacomi Tanaka bio
Nacomi is a Japanese female singer and guitarist and has played at many of Blues Festivals in Japan, Taiwan,China and in the US. Her current band is named “Nacomi and The Blues Temple”and they played at Little Walter Music Festival in Alexandria, LA in 2014,2015 and 2016.  In 2015, Honored by one of the American Blues Maga-zine,“BLUES E-NEWS MAGAZINE”,announcing the result of voting for top 25 Women In Music around the world, Nacomi is ranked #SEVEN! In Feburuary 2017, she played at “Women in Blues Showcase”in Memphis,TN as the first Japanese singer for the show.
She often visits US and sits in her friends’gigs and blues jam session. She is happy
to call many legendary artists her friends, including Cyril Neville, Elvin Bishop,June Yamagishi, Mud Morganfield, Billy Flynn and Billy Branch. She has released four albums.

Fumiko Maejima biA Japanese female drummer, recording artist born in Kyoto, JAPAN.
Fumiko started playing drums at age ten, and started performing at clubs at a very early age. She formed a rock band named “NATZ” while attending music academy where she studied Music and Performing Arts.The band was active around many clubs in Japan and relased 2 albums from “Real Fish Records” She has been working with many famous musicians and for these 10 years she’s into blues music and visited Chicago several times. Also appeared at Woman in Blues Sowcase in Memphis in 2017 and  Shanghai Boogaloo in 2018, both time with her friend,singer and guitarist Nacomi Tanaka. She also teaches at music school and has many students.

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