Sunday, 14 September 2008

The Sendai Jozenji Street Jazz Festival

The Sendai Jazz festival which is held every year in September has come and gone again. This year, 2008, saw a large crowd in the main areas where multiple bands played at the same time.

In Sendai the Jazz festival is held primarily on Jozenji street and in other areas around the city centre. You can walk around the city and view various bands at the little stage locations, and if you have one of the schedule papers which are handed out you can plan who you want to see and where you want to go. It is impossible to see every band play as there are many bands playing at the same time which can be far apart on other sides of the city centre.

The Sendai Jozenji Jazz Festival not only has Jazz but also Rock, Blues and other music such as RnB, and Gospel. Many people come from all over Japan and the amount of foreigners in the city is surprisingly high.

Enjoy the photos...

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