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 .

See you again !!!!






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Live schedule in March



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


I was staying my girl Emi’s home this morning .

When I was sleeping on the bed next to Emi, she woke me up and told me that she can’t fall a sleep because of  my tossing and turning .   I didn’t know about my act … And  I feel really sorry to Emi… ; (   However I have no idea how I try to be good behavior while sleeping….     If you know the way , let me know…. ; (



Today’s evening I had a rehearsal of the piano trio band called Lab.

I didn’t take any pics today , so I show our quite new promotion photo to you guys ; ) !!

I really like this photo ♪

We were making new songs for our first gig at Higashi-Shinjuku Circle  on March 23rd .

We’re gonna perform 10 songs or something but in the case of our songs, usually it is about 10 minutes per songs. So maybe we’ll perform for 1 and half hour then.

I want you to book your schedule♡!!




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Cotton club






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today I and Emi got an interview from the  guy who is interested in Japanese female musicians story .

He’s gonna publish books about it .  It was first meeting for us but we had a lively conversation!

And also I have many experience to answer interview still I’d never needed to answer with my poor English !!lol

That was so interesting 😀   Thanks for the good opportunity and fan time!

I really enjoyed having Turkish foods ! So delicious (*´꒳`*)♪♪



And after the interview, we went to see Oz Noy’s show to Cotton Club in Tokyo!!

This tour ‘s style is totally defferent with previous Oz Noy’s style actually.

I do love today’s style too!  And I was very surprised because the keyboard player was playing both keyboard part and bass part while singing. Incredible….. and that was grooving!!!! Wow!!! I envy him!!!   He is dope bass player in spite of the fact that he playing the synthesizer.

thanks for the great show  !!


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My cup of tea





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


today I had a rehearsal of SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT for tour !

I and Shoka won’t be able to play with the drummer Makotomo after the tour. So I want all fans to come down  to the gig!!


🎸3/14 Nagoya ell.SIZE

🎸3/1 5 岡山 desperado

🎸3/16  Hiroshima Live Cafe Jive

🎸3/17 Osaka Nanba S.O.Ra.

🎸3月30日(金)下北沢 GARDEN

Take note♪♪♪




And after the rehearsal , I had performance at giga bar Tokyo.

many people came there in spite  of  weekday. Thanks for coming .

Feel like makin’ love .


today’s set list was quite nice because all song was my cup of tea. I really enjoyed to play them .😘



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Today I had a rehearsal of the singer song writer Yolis.

Last week she just offered me to perform together .

I’ve known  her since I came back from the Philippines , but to be honest I didn’t know that how great artist she is until I listen to her original songs.

She is not only great vocalist, but also great song writer and track maker.

We’ll have a gig on March 20th.



「Collab Music vol.4」
ILU GRACE × yolis

Ginza Lounge ZERO

open 18:00
start 19:30

adv ¥2500
door ¥3000

▼yolis’s member ▼
B: Juna Serita
Key: シゲ山本
Dancer: Mieko



And at night I had a rehearsal with Kodai Taniguchi and Adam MG.

Today we played my original song♪♪ It’s kinda rare .

I’m so lazy  that’s why  I usually don’t write songs so

Seemed like they confused because of complicated unison riff .

Kodai and Adam always make too difficult songs!!! So this is a good opportunity for revenge to them : D♪♪




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little by little





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Today I had a rehearsal with the drummer Adam MG and keyboard player Koday Taniguchi!!

our schedule doesn’t match so often, so recently I and Adam practice at the studio just two of us.

I’m pretty sure we’re getting groove little by little compared with before.


Yeyyyyyy ; )


Adam and Koday have many things that I don’t have . So I can learn from them every time.

Appreciate ; ) !!







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Today I had a rehearsal with a guitar player Shoka Okubo and drummer Makotomo Sonohara.


We will have a music tour in the middle of March .   I really like both Shoka and Makotomo, they are not only awesome musicians,but also my friends .

If you’ve never seen our performance, check it out first!!

I’m pretty sure we’ll play this song on the tour , too.



After the rehearsal, I had a performance at gigabar Tokyo .

I played this song for the first time in a while.

Today’s Juna

Juna Seritaさんの投稿 2018年3月4日(日)


If I ain’t got you .  The song has grown on me after I understood what the lyrics means.

I lost a train btw ; (  I  wanna go back to home soon…. uhhh sleepy.



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So talented drummers.




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



Today I had a rehearsal with a drummer Adam MG.

He is very good at the irregular meter such as 5/4 , 7/8 , 11/8 etc…

Actually he is two years younger than me but he knows many things about music .!!!

According to him, now he is trying to sing like his drum hero Ronald Bruner, Jr.  I’m looking forward to hearing  Adam’s singing, too ; )




The fantastic  drummer called Sina from Germany uploaded new collaboration video on her youtube channel !!

I’m playing the bass guitar on it.

Try just a little bit harder – Janis Joplin cover.

I’m proud that I collaborated this awesome musicians!!! Thanks Sina for the great opportunity ; ) !!!

I really like her dynamics .



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