WaFoo - Press Kit -


WaFoo Band Photograph

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From Left: Yutaka Uchida (drums), Yuuki Koike (flute/alto sax), Kazuo Nakamura (bass)
Ippei Ichimaru (cello/bass), Takeshi Asai (piano)

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Band Biography

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Members Biography

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Members Biography PDF format (B&W)


Our Major Appearances

White Plains Cherry Blossom Festival 2005 & 2006

(Manhattan Neighborhood Network) March 11 & April 22, 2006

WaFoo Concert and Clinic at Greenwich Japanese School (CT), December 6, 2005

WaFoo Concert at St. Peter’s Church (Staten Island, NY), October 23, 2005

October Concert with the Richmond County Orchestra (Staten Island, NY), October 9, 2005

Greenwich SeptemberFest (CT), September 18, 2005

P.S. 22 (Educational program Funded by SI Bank & Trust Foundation GAINS)
WaFoo Concerts(June. 2nd, 2005 @P.S. 22)

Off-Broadway show “D” music, June 2005

Nagasaki Hiroshima Reflections in Staten Island, April 2005

NYC Culture Fest 2004 at Battery Park(Oct. 2nd, 2004 @Battery Park)

JuneFest 2004 at Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, June 2004 (presented by COAHSI)

Upcoming Performances

Saturday, May 27, 2006
WaFoo Spring - Summer Concert
St. Peter's Church
Time: 8:00 p.m. -
53 St. Mark's Place, Staten Island, NY 10301
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Saturday, October 14, 2006
Concert & Lecture at Hammond Museum
Time: 2:00 p.m. -
Hammond Museum
Deveau Road, North Salem, NY 10560
Admission to Museum

Sunday November 12, 2006
Pre Thanksgiving Banquet
hosted by Japan Society of Fairfield County
Time: 12:00 p.m. -
St. Luke's LifeWorks
8 Woodland Place, Stamford CT



“WaFoo’s amalgam of jazz and traditional elements is very, very easy to love.”
- Michael Fressola, Arts Editor for Staten Island Advance

“People were in tears; emails and phone messages have been pouring in....many, many
people spoke about how deeply your performance affected them.”
- Beth Gorrie, Coordinator of the Hiroshima Nagasaki Reflections


Press Articles

News Paper

Staten Island Advance - June 22nd, 2004

Staten Island Source - June 24th, 2004

Staten Island Advance - July 4th, 2004 (Review)

Staten Island Advance - December 26th, 2004

For more information about WaFoo, please check out our website: wafoo.info.

Thank you.