Kunio Yoshino & Old Friends Milestones

December 8, 2012

Professor Yoshino’s sixtieth birthday celebration & New Swing Jazz Orchestra reunion (where the idea of starting a big band was put forward)

May 25, 2013

Kunio Yoshino sixtieth Birthday Big Band formed (later changed to Kunio Yoshino & Old Friends) 

First gathering and rehearsal

October 12, 2013

First public performance at the All Sophians’ Music and Dance Festival (ASMaD) @ Sophia University 

November 2, 2013

Performance at the Sophia Festival @ Sophia University

January 11, 2014 

First jazz club concert @ Nakanobu Bon Appetit

November 3, 2014

Performance at the Sophia Festival @ Sophia University

January 24, 2015 

Second jazz club concert @ Nakanobu Bon Appetit

November 1, 2015

Performance at the Sophia Festival @ Sophia University

January 23, 2016

Third jazz club concert @ Nakanobu Bon Appetit

November 3, 2016

Performance at the Sophia Festival @ Sophia University

February 4, 2017

Fourth jazz club concert @ Nakanobu Bon Appetit

October 22, 2017

Performance at the New Swing Jazz Orchestra 50th Anniversary Event @ NB CLUB (Ginza)

November 3, 2017

Performance at the Sophia Festival @ Sophia University 

January 27, 2018 

Fifth jazz club concert @ B FLAT (Akasaka)

October 6, 2018 

Performance at the Yokohama JAZZ PROMENADE 2018 “Street Corner” Concert (Queen’s Circle)

November 3, 2018

Performance at the Sophia Festival @ Sophia University

January 26, 2019

6th jazz club concert @ B FLAT (Akasaka)