YAZ BAND

YAZ BAND

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Yaz Band is a four piece group which plays classic R&B songs written by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and Marvin Gaye as well as original instrumental tunes influenced by Grover Washington, Jr., Maceo Parker and The Crusaders.

Biography

As an official member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority sponsored by Music Under New York series, Yaz Band has performed at various New York City subway stations.In addition, Yaz Band has had the opportunity to take their music abroad as part of the 2003 & 2004 "Under New York in Seoul" performance series held in Seoul, Korea and was the focus of Fox 5 Television's Subway Idol news segment.

Discography

1st CD "YAZ / Yasuyuki Takagi" released in June 2003
2nd CD"You can't say it in public/ Yazband featuring Yasuyuki"Yaz" Takagi" released in February 2005

Set List

COVERS:
WHAT'S GOING ON (MARVIN GAYE)
FANTASY,
LET'S GROOVE,
SEPTEMBER
(EARTH,WIND & FIRE)
ISN'T SHE LOVELY,
I WISH,
SUPERSTITION,
AS,
(STEVIE WONDER)
JUST THE TWO OF US (GROVER WASHINGTON JR.)
LOW DOWN (BOZ SCAGGS)
CHICKEN (JACO PASTORIUS)
CANTALOUPE ISLAND,
DOLPHIN DANCE
(HERBIE HANCOCK)
IMPRESSIONS (JOHN COLTRANE)

ORIGINALS :
CHINA TOWN,
YOU CAN'T SAY IT IN PUBLIC,
THIRTY,
SWEET SMELL OF LOVE,
YAZ IN THE HOUSE,
FIRST AND GOAL