After a fruitful discussion and sharing session of Japan and Singapore's independent music scene, there will be a very special workshop by Keitaimo, the bass player of MUSIC FROM THE MARS, who is an establish artist, composer, vocalist, arranger and more.
AYA FEST (AF) is a 2-day festival organised by Aya Sekine, a Singapore based Japanese jazz pianist, who is the director Bon Goût Music (BGM).
This is a celebration of Aya's venture of connecting Singapore and Japan’s independent music scenes, with the aim of developing larger and stronger community across the border, which she believes can make things more interesting, exciting and inspiring for both parties, as well as for audience and business partners whom are involved in the production.
We have programmed, managed and marketed Singapore's rock band with Brazilian rhythm influences, Wicked Aura's inaugural Japan tour which included appearance at Summer Sonic 2017 (Tokyo). Throughout the tour Wicked Aura was match made with one of Japan's best alternative bands, aiming them to experience different artistic inspirations and cut into the Japanese music scene with impact. We have also produced a rhythm workshop partnering with Non-profit The Global Families Japan, which created a platform for cultural exchange through music with kids and families.
8/18 (Fri) Akihabara Club Goodman
8/19 (Sat) Aoyama Moon Romantic
8/20 (Sun) Makuhari Messe：Summer Sonic 2017
8/23 (Wed) Shibuya Ruby Room
8/25 (Fri) Rhythm Workshop w/Wicked Aura @ STUDIO BAYD (Shimokitazawa)
８月１８日 - ２５日
世界有数の大型フェスに招かれ続ける雑多ながら強烈な音楽性を余すところなく収録した最新アルバム『Beginning The End（ビギニング・ジ・エンド』(2017) を提げ、2003年にシンガポールの路上で突然変異の様にして生まれた「人種、距離、言葉」を越境する １3人編成の音楽集団「ウィケッドオーラ」のサマーソニック２０１７出演を含む初来日ツアーの制作と運営そしてマーケティングを担当しました。
8 - 17 June 2017
Following the release of their debut full-length album, Apnea, Bon Goût Music has programmed and managed Singapore's alternative band sub:shaman 's first Japan tour. We have supported the booking, collaborations, visa documents arrangements and other on/off site management through out the tour.
08 June | Tokyo | Aoyama Moon Romantic
10 June | Osaka | Madam Pisa
13 June | Fukouka | Fukouka UTERO
14 June | Kyoto | Kyoto GATTACA
15 June | Osaka | HOKAGE
17 June | Tokyo | Akihabara Club Goodman
６月８日 - １７日
sub:shaman 「APNEA」リリース記念 ジャパンツアー
Cover photo : Shiho Aketagawa
Sony Ericsson H264 TVC Japanese jingle lyrics written & language supervision by Aya Sekine exclusive for (2009)
McDonald's Ebi Burger - The Ebi Superstar Dance TVC (Japanese Subtitles)
written by Aya Sekine exclusive for SongZu (2013)
An evening of Jazz and New Orleans Music feat. Kenji Suzuki (Japan/ Blitz And Squash Brass Band) , Aya Sekine Trio, New Stream Brass Band and many special guests!
Bon Goût Music has managed/organised a 16-days Japan tour for Singapore's local soul/hiphop/jazz quartet L.A.B (Listen And Believe).
- Artistic direction & coordination of tour
- Marketing to local Japanese media including writing / translating collateral and engaging bilingual designer
- Booking shows & workshops
- Actual tour management on the site with venues and guest local Japanese artists
- Visas, transportation & accommodation management
Bon Goût Music has organised yet another tour of a composer, guitarist, vocalist, an improvisor - a gifted and passionate Japanese performer SAIGENJI.
We have organised 3 separate tours of this talented artist in the past, which included performances at now defunct Jazz@Southbridge, Blu Jaz Cafe and Mosaic Music Festival at the Esplanade. The artist has wowed many fans and audiences in his previous visits, and for this come-back tour he has shared his music in with local Soul/Jazz/hiphop outfit L.A.B. (Listen And Believe) at Blu Jaz Cafe as well as a one-man show at KIZUKI+LIM at Raffles Hotel Arcade - plus a very special workshop at Lithe Paralogue.
We can't get enough of Saingeji and his music.
SINGAPORE, JAN 15, 2013 – American Jazz pianist, Kirk Lightsey, will be at Singapore’s Club L’Opera for an exclusive showcase on January 23 and 24. This marks his first ever performance in Singapore.
Lightsey, also known as Motortown pianist, defines himself as having "a Bud Powell awareness, an Art Tatum styling, a bebop feeling and a pianistic approach". Many feel he is probably the last, great Post-Bob pianist. Lightsey, who is currently fulfilling a five-week Artist-In-Residency at No Black Tie jazz club in Kuala Lumpur, will collaborate with Singapore’s legendary drummer Louis Soliano and bassist Christy Smith for the first time as The Kirk Lightsey Trio for the Club L’Opera Singapore gig.
The KL x SG collaboration
This Singapore gig is a collaboration between No Black Tie (NBT) jazz club in Kuala Lumpur and Bon Gout Music. The collaboration was conceived out of deep passion for jazz music and this will be the first of many to come promoting Jazz exchanges across the Causeway.
About No Black Tie (NBT)
In Kuala Lumpur, the 14-year-old NBT has earned its reputation as the most sought-after venue for upcoming as well as established musicians around the world. It is the venue of choice for Kuala Lumpur’s most discerning of music-lovers. Having recently acquired the Fazioli piano, NBT continues to provide the best musical experience for its audience. Those who wish to experience the rare, one-time performance of The Kirk Lightsey Trio can make their way to Club L’Opera at Boat Quay on Jan 23 and 24. Tickets at S$45 each.
Tickets were sold through Paypal via BGM's old web : http://bongoutmusic.tumblr.com