Where is the electric bass headed? Who are some of the young cats on the scene in New York City?
Enter Kenji Tokunaga. A former student at the New School of Jazz, Kenji has worked major local venues (Blue Note, Shrine, B.B. King’s) and shared stages with a legend or two or three (Force MDS, Bobby Womack, Geno Young) to cite a few, in this city considered the epicenter of jazz.
A double threat on electric and upright, Tokunaga is an exemplary pocket player, improviser, and soloist, referencing be-bop to hip-hop, rhythm and blues, and beyond.
Kenji Tokunaga Sound & Vision:
Live from NYC Set 1 https://youtu.be/GtSruKLuz8E
Live from NYC Set 2 https://youtu.be/2mL5WcrqhH4
J Keys: “Corn Rows” https://youtu.be/pqb6yBNJfvw
Courtnee Roze: The Musical Side – B https://youtu.be/xepJMIhdOcc
Kei Owada “A Part of Me” https://youtu.be/S4AYRsiQkP4
Raiche SINGS her Heart out on Complicated for They Have The Range: Sessions! https://youtu.be/MFKOvMJHO-A