Jazz returns to Saion Square this weekend
Okinawa’s jazz culture and image goes before the public this weekend at Saion Square as Jazz Nights in Naha offers another free performance.
The Jazz Nights in Naha project is a series of 50 jazz performances at several locations in the downtown Naha area, introducing the island’s jazz musicians to the public –including tourists—while creating a festive atmosphere that includes options for having a few drinks while chillin’ out. Organizers point out that nothing matches the mix of jazz with awamori and wine.
This week’s performances, September 27th and 28th, start at 6 p.m. at the Saion Square just by Monorail Makishi Station, and run for three hours. Admission is free, with exception of beverages ordered by patrons.
The first and second weeks of October the Jazz Nights in Naha programs take place in front of the Mie Bridge Station Traffic Square. The Kafuna Asahibashi second floor is the venue for Jazz Nights in Naha performances the 3rd and 4th weekends next month.
Jazz Nights organizes say everyone is welcome every Friday and Saturday night for the music and the opportunity to both feel the vibration of the streets and how everyone unites within the city, and also to experience the beauty of local shops.