Toshiko Akiyoshi

The first groups that rehearsed at Giant were Big Bands. Studio A was big enough to comfortably hold 25 musicians sitting down with music stands. It was early 1982 and Studio A was my living room. It was a pleasure to have Toshiko’s band raising the rafters in my house. In those days among the jazz guys, Giant was just known as Fred’s place.

Toshiko Akiyoshi sax section
The sax section
Toshiko Akiyoshi trombone section
The bone section
Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band
Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band

Toshiko Akiyoshi conducting Big Band Rehearsal
Toshiko Akiyoshi conducting Big Band Rehearsal

 

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