An intriguing night of Japanese jazz can be found this weekend both on Friday night at Bouchon and Saturday night at LF Social Club – the visiting Ken Kawamura (on accordino, a “chromatic harmonicon”) and Jose Terada (on saxophone) join with Mary (vocals) and Takeshi Yamauchi (guitar) and Colin Grafton (harmonica). Meanwhile on another jazz planet, Nomades continue their gypsy jazz mini-tour at Alchemy on Saturday night and Sofitel on Sunday morning.
For an acoustic Friday night, Scott Bywater is solo at LF Garden, the Boxchords are at Botanico, Jeffro is all blues at Farm to Table, while Khmeng Somrae bring their flash Khmer metal to Bona’s Pub, and Srey Ka is back from the USA and out in front of K’n’E at Oscar’s on the Corner.
The Uncomfortably White Brothers have a busy weekend, playing Bassac Lane with Jazz Johnston on Friday night, then on Saturday the Garage Party #16 with Clay George as support. Also on Saturday, Joshua Chiang is solo at Cloud, Peter Doyle is at Botanico and Antonio Elchico as usual at Good Times Bar. Also on Saturday, Checkered Past bring their ska goodness back to Oscar’s on the Corner for their last show for a while.
Some things to look out for – next week Sangvar Day play their final Cambodian show at Cloud, and Kheltica will be returning to LF Social Club later in the month.
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