Stars from the worlds of hip-hop and opera will take the stage of Tokyo American Club on May 20 as part of a musical extravaganza to raise funds for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Jammin’ for Japan, emceed by Lisle Wilkerson, will feature the rapper Speech, from American hip-hop act Arrested Development. “It’s exciting to be back in Japan, and to be part of such an important event makes the trip that much more endearing to me,” says the rapper, who has performed on such hits as “Mr Wendal” and “Tennessee.”
The evening will also feature Japanese-American tenor John Ken Nuzzo, an award-winning opera singer based in Tokyo. “I am so glad I can be a part of this event at TAC,” he says
Also performing will be Steve Gardner and the Jericho Road Show with Nashville's Bill Steber, the Mike Price Jazz Band with song stylists Harvey Thompson & Andrea Hopkins, and Mori Yasumasa, better known as J'Elvis.
Attendees at the philanthropic evening will enjoy an exquisite dinner, an outstanding lineup of artists, a fantastic array of auction and raffle prizes and the chance to meet the performers at a VIP reception before the concert, which will be staged in the New York Ballroom of the Club’s new facility in Azabudai.
Tickets for club members cost 20,000 yen (VIP reception: 25,000 yen) and for non-members, 22,000 yen (VIP reception: 30,000 yen). For more information on Jammin’ for Japan, firstname.lastname@example.org© Japan Today