This city might seem to be an odd one when Jazz is mentioned, but the people here have their minds and hearts full of Jazz. In fact, Japan is said to be one of the largest markets for Jazz after USA and France. Introduced by the Americans in the USA- occupied Philippines in 1920, Jazz has been accepted by Japan with open arms.
Tokyo, is home to the internationally famous Blue Note Club, showcasing some of the best of American jazz artists, along with their own home-grown talents, in a sophisticated environment filled with nostalgia. Artists like Wouter Hamel, Maceo Parker, Herbie Hancock, Hans and Candy Dulfer, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Doctor John and others have been revered here. Apart from Jazz hotspots such as this, the city hosts the Tokyo Jazz Festival every year which is making its Jazz culture boom.