Pioneering nu-jazz band Native formed in Japan in 1999, the band consists of: Tomoyoshi Nakamura: Sax & Flute Taichi Sugimaru: Piano and Kenichi Ohkubo: Bass with Yuichi Fukaya joining the trio on Drums for Dragon Jump, Imperfect & Wild Card.
Famous for their live shows the band toured Japan in a single vehicle to display their music often performing up to one hundred shows a year. The band have released six three full-length albums and two self-released minialbums all of which gained wide acclaim, both in Japan and across the globe. Based in Nagoya, Japan the band performs contemporary jazz music with a stylish approach, interlinking tremendous melodies, drums and bass with perfection.
Native’s new album ‘Possibility’ features a number of guest musicians – Yannah Valdevit (Vocals), Koji Murao (Drums & Percussion) & Yoshiaki Kayano (Trumpet).