East West

East West


Jazz with an Asian flavor! East West features the unique sounds of the Japanese 13-string Koto with an impressive line-up of talented musicians, creating a fresh, dynamic sound that bridges East and West mixing traditional Japanese sounds with jazz standards and blues.


This San Diego-based band features musicians among the best in their respective fields: stellar kotoist Reiko Obata, Guitarmaggedon winner Jimmy Patton, superb flutist Louisa West, bassist extraordinaire Bill Andrews, and renowned drummer Russell Bizzett.


East West (self-titled debut CD)

Set List

Jazz standards and jazzed-up Japanese melodies.