Lab.@Higashi-Shinjuku Circle




Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!


Today the piano trio band called Lab. had a gig at Higashi-Shinjuku Circle in Tokyo!


We play instrumental music.  I think people call our music  jazz-fusion.

I really appreciate that many people come to see our performance in spite of the fact that we don’t have any promotion video.

We performed about 2 hours.





4Space Battle Ship



6Natural Selection

7Less of heterozygosity


9Genetic Drift


encore:Tell me a  bedtime story (cover)


Our music is kinda session, so it changes every time.

Which means you can enjoy every time even if we’ll play the same songs!

Anyway the most songs are irregular metro, like 9/8 , 5/4 . 7/8, and so on … For me, it is  still so difficult .

The drummer Adam MG and the keyboard player Kodai Taniguchi are very good at rhythm .  According to them, they feel 4/4 is difficult…lol


Out next gig is May 20th.   And April 24th, we’ll have a jam session as host members at Ikebukuro SOMETHIN’ jazz club B2.

Let’s jam with us ; )!


By the way

I thought I really want 6 strings bass guitar….


Do you think I can handle that?




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Session host @ Nishiogikubo w.jaz




Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!


I had a jam session as a host member at Nishiogikubo w.jaz in Tokyo today.

The member is

drummer : Masayo Nakahata

Keyboard : Yuri Edo

Bass : Juna Serita

Usually only instrumental players come to jam here , but today we had some vocalist ; )!! That was nice meeting.

Bass guitar player was only three including me. So I played a lot.

To be honest, I wanted more many bass players to come to jam thought ; )


Thanks for the fan session everyone !!

We have a jam session as host member at Nishiogikubo w.jaz once a month but sometimes we perform with singers as backup musicians.

Our near future schedules are

・4/27 jam session@w.jaz Nishiogikubo(session host)

・5/4 Akane Tajima@Shimokitazawa  (backup band)



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Jeff Beck night vol 4@Akasaka CRAWFISH




Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!


Today I had a gig as Jeff Beck tribute band at Akasaka CRAWFISH in Tokyo with the great musicians!


Guitar : Isamu Houda

Keyboard : Harunobu Okubo

Drums : Daiji Okai

Bass : Juna Serita


Actually Jeff Beck tribute live is our 4th time. Maybe we already have many Jeff Beck song’s  repertoires .

The last gig, we performed only instrumental music. However  this time,  I sang only one song called Rollin’ and Tumblin.

I always get nervous when I sing in front of audience… ; ( ! lol

But I’m grad that some people told me they liked my singing.


Seems like someone took a pic from upstair ♪

Thanks for coming!!!!


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yolis@Ginza Lounge Zero



Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!


Today I had a gig with singer yolis at Ginza Lounge ZERO in Tokyo.

It’s my first time to come here but feels like nice atmosphere !

They have table and seats . So seems like a dinner-show.

The singer yolis was saying she is not in a good condition . However when she is on a stage, I didn’t feel so at all.

She is awesome.  Without question, yolis is the best vocalist that I’ve ever played with.

So I want more many people to know her.

I uploaded the video on my instagram that I perform with yolis .  Check it  out and share to your friends if you like it!!!

I’m pretty sure we’ll perform together soon.

And actually we’re planning to shoot a video together.♪

That must be fine ; ) !!


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SOBP@Osaka SO.Ra



Hey guys!! I’ m a bass guitar player Juna Serita !!


Today SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT had a gig without any acts in Osaka SO.Ra.

Today’s my running nose was not so bad compared with yesterday .♪

So I didn’t need to blow my nose so frequently when I’m on the stage.♪

Thanks for great photos!

And we had a two guests. An blues harp player Masato Takase and guitar player Takeshi Hayama!!

That was a fantastic session !!  Thanks everyone.

We ‘ll have only one more gig with the badass drummer Makotomo Sonohara.

I’m really gone miss him because he is like my elder brother. I’ve learned many things from his play.

Appreciate…. ; (


Anyway don’t forget our last gig on March 30th at Shimokitazawa Garden !!

It’ll be the last chance for you guys  to see SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT original member ‘s performance.



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SOBP@JIVE Hiroshima




Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!!


Today SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT had a gig without any acts at JIVE Hiroshima.

Thanks for coming Hiroshima’s fan!!

And  some people who came yesterday and day before yesterday also came there, super thanks!

I sang only one song as a bass & vocalist today, too!

We had a guest guitar vocalist called King Masumoto!!!

He sat in and performed  several songs together.

He plays the blues harp ,too actually.


I really like his guitar phrase because I can feel his blues soul !!

I’m so happy that I could come here for the first time in  a while.   That was a great time!


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Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!


Today SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT had a gig in Okayama DESPERADO. !!


It’s been a long time since I had a gig here.

Actually this live music club’s sounds are very comfortable !! That’s why we could be very relaxed while performing .

Today’s set list


2 Little by little

3 Walking blues


5 slow funk

6 Hallelujah

7 Ok, it’s alright

8 Toe Hold

9 Good to hear your earhole

10 Crocodile tears

encore :

Route 66(Juna vocal )  , I wanna take a limo


Thanks everyone !!

I hope I will come here again soon !!!



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SOBP@ell.Size Nagoya



Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT farewell tour started today at Nagoya ell.SIZE!!


Before the gig I ate nice hamburger near there . It was quite nice but I’m really missing American hamburger… ; ( !!!

yummy ; )!


About the gig!


Today’s set list!!

1 Good to your earhole

2    Toe Hold

3    Hallelujah

4    My soul

5    PEACE

6    Funk Rap


8    All your love

9    Crocodile tears

encore :I wanna take a limo




Thanks for coming ! I’m pretty sure we could have nice gig as start .



The after-party was also awesome ; ) !!

I didn’t eat any Nagoya’s soul foods but I’m so satisfied .

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Live schedule in March



Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!


I updated schedule on my web site!


Seems like I’m quite busy in March .. Just do my shit!


Gig schedule↓


★3/10  curry club session@JAM SESSION Okachimachi (Thanks for coming!)


★3/13 Simon’s Funky JAAAAM Session@Shimokitazawa RPM




★3/15 SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT@Okayama Desperado


★3/16 SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT@Hiroshima  Live Cafe Jive


★3/17 SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT@Osaka Namba S.O.Ra.(without any acts)


★3/20 Yolis @Ginza  Lounge ZERO




★3/22 Ladies day Jam Session@Nishiogikubo w.jaz


★3/23 Lab.@Higashi-Shinjuku Circle





I think I need much more time for my practice .

So I might reduce my gig schedules a little from next month  ’cause I wanna learn roots music more by myself .


Therefore if you’re open, you should come to my show in March!!


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Session Host @ Okachimachi JAM SESSION






Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!



Today I had a jam session called “curry club ” as a host member  at Okachimachi Jam Session in Tokyo!

I’m not sure why the session is named curry club though…

Today’s host member 

Guitar: Naoto Saito 

Bass: Juna Serita

Drums: Yu Sasaoka


Naoto brought cheese cake for everyone as a gift of white day!!!

Seems like it is made by his wife . So yummy !!! Thanks Mrs.Saito !!


Many musicians came there especially vocalist!!

I think it’s advantage of  curry club  that many singers come every time .

In my opinion ,  most jam sessions have instrumental players and they play only instrumental music . Of course singer is also allowed to come there though.

Unfortunately , There aren’t so many bass guitar player today compared with other instrumental player .

Therefore I was playing a lot! lol

Thanks for coming everyone!!!


My next jam session is March 13th at shimokitazawa RPM

With the awesome musicians

Simon McDowell (drums) / Akira Omino(Key)

It ‘s the detail by the leader Simon.


Hey guys and gals! This is a new series of a jam session event that I, Simon McDowell will be hosting. It is an all music genre jam just like my “Funky JAAAAM Session” series so whether you like to play Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Slump, Reggae, Death Reggae it’s all good! Whether you are a beginner or a pro musician you’re all welcome to come and jam with us and other musicians that come along. It is not a competition! Even if you’re not a musician come hang with us, listen to and watch some great musicians jam out some songs!

The other host musicians will be Juna Serita on Bass and Akira Omino on Keys.

Amps, Drum Set, Keyboard and Piano are provided. Please bring you’re own guitar and drum sticks!

If you happen to be coming after work and don’t want to be carrying around your bass or guitar there are one of each at the venue you can use as well!

Host Musicians are:

Simon McDowell – Drums
Juna Serita – Bass
Okira Omino – Keyboard

Venue: Shimokitazawa, Music Bar RPM
Time: 7:00PM Open 7:30PM Start 11:00PM Finish
Charge: ¥1500 (+ 2 drinks purchase)

PRO TIP WHILE JAMMING (OR PLAYING IN GENERAL: Always be LISTENING to each other. Remember you’re trying to make MUSIC, NOT NOISE.


These are songs that are commonly played at this jam session just to give you an idea of what you could play. You are not restricted to these songs. Heck, you’re not even restricted to already existing songs for that matter! 下に書いてあるのはこのセッションでやったことある曲です。でもこの曲だけしか出来ないって言うことはありませんです!

D’ Angelo – Brown Sugar
Herbie Hancock – Butterfly
Jaco Pastorious – Chicken
The Headhunters – Chameleon
Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning
Chick Corea – Spain
John Scofield – Sticks And Stones
John Scofield – So You Say
Grover Washington Jr – Winelight
Grover Washington Jr – Just The Two of Us
Wayne Shorter – Footprints
Chick Corea – Humpty Dumpty
Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally
Al Green – Take Me To The River
Art Blakey – Rythmn-A-Ning
Cannonball Aderley – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
D’ Angelo – Feel Like Making Love
John Coltrane – Take Five
Miles Davis – Tutu
Randy Crawford And The Crusaders – Streetlife
Chick Corea – La Fiesta
Weather Report – Birdland
Weather Report – River People
Weather Report – Teen Town
Jamiriquai – Virtual Insanity
James Brown – I Feel Good
James Brown – Cold Sweat
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
Herbie Hancock – Actual Proof
Billy Cobham – Red Baron
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone
Herbie Hancock – Cantaloupe Island
Toto – Georgy Porgy
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Michael Jackson – I Can’t Help It
The Meters – Cissy Strut
Sting – Fragile
Eric Clapton – Change The World
Herbie Hancock – Hang Up Your Hang Ups
Lettuce – Squadlive
The Roots (feat. John Legend) – Compared To What
Parliament Funkadelic – Night Of The Thumpasaurus
Parliament Funkadelic – We Got The Funk
Parliament Funkadelic – Flashlight
Washington Grover Jr – Mister Magic
Lettuce – Breakout
Janek Gwizdala – Four Brothers
Micheal Brecker Band – Upside Downside
Soulive – One In Seven
Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love


I’m looking forward to the event !!  Why don’t you jam with me  …. ♡?



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