Fukushi Tainaka

Drums
Artist Albums
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12/17/2019
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Vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan
11/19/2019
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Vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan
09/15/2019
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Pianist Michael Kanan
07/14/2019
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Nick Hempton Band
06/23/2019
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Sam Taylor Quintet
05/26/2019
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Nick Hempton Band
05/14/2019
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Champian Fulton Quartet
03/31/2019
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Nick Hempton Band
01/24/2019
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Joey "G-Clef" Cavaseno Quartet
12/22/2018
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Randy Johnston Trio
12/21/2018
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Randy Johnston Trio
11/18/2018
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Nick Hempton Band
11/11/2018
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Tim McCall Quintet
07/05/2018
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Randy Johnston Trio
07/04/2018
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Randy Johnston Trio
06/06/2018
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Fukushi Tainaka Quintet
04/22/2018
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Nick Hempton Band
03/18/2018
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Nick Hempton Quartet
01/21/2018
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Nick Hempton Quartet
12/07/2017
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Fukushi Tainaka Quartet
06/18/2017
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Greg Ruggiero & Friends "After-hours"
04/08/2017
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The Fukushi Tainaka Quintet
11/17/2016
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The Nick Hempton Trio
10/22/2016
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The Fukushi Tainaka Quintet
08/01/2016
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The Randy Johnston 3
07/03/2016
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The Joel Press Quartet
04/16/2016
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The Fukushi Tainaka Quartet
12/21/2015
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The Marc Devine Trio
11/07/2015
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The Fukushi Tainaka Quintet
07/16/2015
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The Fukushi Tainaka Quintet
01/01/2015
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The Joel Press Quartet
10/18/2014
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The Joel Press Quartet
09/27/2014
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The Joel Press Quartet
09/20/2014
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The Joel Press Quartet
09/06/2014
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The Joel Press Quartet
07/12/2014
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The Joel Press Quartet
07/05/2014
Smalls
The Joel Press Quartet
06/21/2014
Smalls
The Joel Press Quartet
06/07/2014
Smalls
The Joel Press Quartet
05/04/2014
Smalls
The Marc Devine Trio
03/22/2014
Smalls
The Joel Press Quartet
12/20/2013
Smalls
The Joel Press Quartet
08/09/2013
Smalls
The Joel Press Quartet
06/08/2013
Smalls
The Joel Press Quartet
05/03/2013
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The Joel Press Quartet
05/01/2013
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The Marc Devine Trio
04/27/2013
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The Dwayne Clemons Quintet
05/15/2012
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The Marc Devine Trio
05/12/2012
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The Mark Elf Trio
03/27/2012
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The Alex Hoffman Quintet
01/07/2012
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The Mark Elf Trio
06/24/2011
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The Stein Brothers "Double Barrel Tenor" Quintet
06/17/2011
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The Champian Fulton Quartet
07/17/2010
Smalls
The Stein Brothers Quintet
04/20/2010
Smalls
The Champian Fulton Trio
12/09/2009
Smalls
The Marc Devine Trio
10/23/2009
Smalls
The Stein Brothers Quintet
10/14/2009
Smalls
The Champian Fulton Trio
05/18/2009
Smalls
The Marc Devine Trio
05/01/2009
Smalls
The Stein Brothers
04/29/2009
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The Champian Fulton Trio
04/15/2009
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After-hours Jam Session
11/26/2008
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The Champian Fulton Trio
04/06/2008
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The Champian Fulton Quartet
Upcoming Shows
Master drum player Fukushi Tainaka is one of the best-known Japanese jazz musician of his generation and one of the most in-demand drum players on the international jazz scene. A longtime member of legendary alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson's group, Fukushi played alongside countless other prominent jazz artists, including trumpet legend Dizzy Girespie, Bill Hardman and Woody Shaw, guitarist George Benson and Randy Johnston, pianist Champian Fulton, Benny Green, Barry Harris and Junior Mance, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, saxophonist Arnett Cobb, Junior Cook, Kenny Garrett, Jimmy Heath, James Moody, David" Fathead"' Newman and Frank Wess.During the past two decades, Fukushi has performed in most New York jazz venues, including Birdland, Black Duck, The Blue Note, Garage, Fat Cat, Smoke, Smalls, The Village Vanguard (and defunct club such as Sweet Basil, Fat Tuesday's, and The Village Gate), as well as playing at major concert halls, jazz clubs, and festivals all over the world. Fukushi's jazz festival appearances include New York's prestigious JVC Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center Outdoors, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Philadelphia Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Iowa Jazz Workshop, the Toronto and Montreal Jazz Festivals, as well as major European and Japanese jazz festivals.Fukushi has toured Japan as often as three times a year since the early 1980s with his own groups, as a member of the acclaimed pianist Shizuko Yokoyama's trio, and with Lou Donaldson and other jazz greats. Since the mid-80s, Fukushi has also toured Europe twice every year with Lou Donaldson, appearing at jazz clubs and festivals in European countries. His recording history includes two hit CDs with Lou Donaldson, also appearing in his longtime musical partner Shizuko Yokoyama's album To My Mother, and dozens of other recordings from various Japanese jazz labels.Weblinks:www.fukushitainaka.com