TOKYO GROOVE JYOSHI @EARLY CUP 2018 KANTO

 

 

 

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

 

Today I performed at EARLY CUP 2018 KANTO in Utsunomiya, Tochigi as TOKYO GROOVE JYOSHI.

the member is

Drums : Yuriko Seki

Keyboard : Emi Kanazashi

Bass : Juna Serita

It was really nice weather .  Only one problem is the wind was trying to lift up my skirt ….

I don’t care actually .. but yes, I should care .lol

 

There are two guest musicians !  Sax player Yoshimitsu Okada and Atsushi Sakamaki.  They are jazz musicians based in Utsunomiya.

 

That was such a nice collaboration.  Thanks a lot!!

Set list

Round midnight

Mercy Mercy Me

What is hip?

Loving you

 

TOKYO GROOVE JYOSHI will have another gig at Yokohama on October 21st .

I’m pretty sure then I can play better “what is hip?” of Marcus Miller version …: D

It’s still difficult for me but I’m improving day by day : )

 

See ya ♪

 

 

Juna.

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Lab. rec~

 

 

 

 

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

 

Today’s lunch : )

I do love having meal in Yayoi-Ken . Tastes like home cooking of someone’s mom.

 

I had a recording all day with jazz fusion piano trio  band Lab.

I brought two bass guitars in the case… 4 strings Fender jazz bass and 5 strings Warwick .

This is the sound engineer Hashimoto-san !! I named him “Hasshi “. Cute nickname ,isn’t it : D ?

The sound became awesome by his great mixing ! Feels like I got great chops  ; )!lol

We recorded 4 songs.  Most likely we’ll record two more songs.

The keyboard player Kodai Taniguchi got the date.  I can’t to wait to listen to it …!!

 

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Juna.

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Got it ..?

 

 

 

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

 

Today ‘s Juna’s Kitchen !!

・fried vegetables ( shiitake mushroom / green onions / carrot / plant egg

・fried meat

・miso soup which has seaweed and tofu

 

How healthy , isn’t it : D ?

 

 

I had bass lessons today too .

One of my students asked me how to improve before next weekend because she will have a gig for the first time in her life .

I checked she play the songs . Actually she really did well .  There are some  points but I was wondering what the things that she can fix before the gig are .

 

Then I focused on her physical performance .

 

I wrote it down on white board .( it’s Japanese, sorry if you don’t understand it . )

It means

・Don’t look left hand too much 👀

・Mive the body to music 🎶

・Glissando(it’s only not physical performance )

・Move the neck

 

At the end of the lesson , I took video of her performance .

I’m pretty sure she got it !! She looked totally different, she is killing it !!

I was so glad like it happened to me . Yey yey !! I hope she will be satisfied about her    first performance in public!!✨

 

After the lesson , I went to a hookah place  for the first time in a while .

Actually it’s my cup of tea . I can chill . : )

I finally made a ring with puff !!

That was my goal!  I couldn’t do it well at all ever !!

I can’t make it frequently yet but I’m so happy , that’s such a big step : D

 

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Juna.

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Lesson day

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Today I had bass lessons from afternoon.

 

This is the song that my student picked up for his lesson and actually it’s  very interesting . I’ve never really listened to the band called “Acidman” but it’s cool .

Sekitou – Acidman

 

The bass line is quit simple at first but it’s getting  lively little by little .  And the student copied the complicated phrases surely . I’m so impressed !

 

That was a nice opportunity that I can know new music for me .

 

 

PS. I wonder why Japanese hamburger is so thin … who likes the style ..😞

I’m so missing American thick hamburger…😔

 

 

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Juna.

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All night jam @ Shimokitazawa RPM

 

 

 

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

Today I was hosting jam session at Shimokitazawa RPM with this member  !

Drum : Simon McDowell

Guitar : Eujin Shimoda

Bass : Juna Serita

The point is the jam session starts at 0:00 and finish at 5 :00AM, how healthy … isn’t it ? Lol

I ate takoyaki before that . Yum yum 😋!

 

I’ve never expected that many people come to jam in spite of the fact that it’s after midnight ! Lol

That was so fun because of you guys . ❤️ Appreciate .

Thanks for coming everyone  !!

I’m gonna hosting jam session here Shimokitazawa RPM on August 19 th again .

Dont worry , it’s before midnight  . (^ω^)

 

I’m looking forward to it .

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Juna.

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Hilton Hotel Tokyo

 

 

 

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

 

Today I had a performance at Hilton Hotel Tokyo with this members !!

 

Keyboard & vocal : Jason Bryant 

Bass : Juna Serita

Drums : Alex Dale

 

It’s my second time to perform here ; ) Thanks for involving me Alex ! Appreciate .

And I hadn’t met the keyboard player Jason, it was nice meeting . He is so sweet . Thanks for taking good care of me. like my dad ; )!!

I could be very relaxed while performing because of you guys ⭐︎!!

 

The point I do love to perform here is I can have buffet ….♡!!

 

It’s my first meal today  ,  I was so starving . ; (

yum yum ♪♪

 

We did 4 stage.  The songs are Jason’s repertories  mostly kinda old school .

I like his choice ; )

 

 

I enjoyed playing with them !

 

Most likely we’re gonna perform here next month too. Come to see us if you will be around here  !

 

 

See ya!

 

 

 

 

Juna.

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Rie RH

 

 

 

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

 

Today I had a rehearsal for this weekend  with this member .

Guitar : Rie a.k.a. Suzaku

Bass : Juna Serita

Keyboard : Kurumi Fujioka

Drums : Haruka Mori

 

We’ll have a gig at Okachimachi Jam Session on 11th !

Rie a.k.a. Suzaku has many instrumental songs.   They are variety  and I do like them!

And it’ll be my first time to perform with the drummer called Haruka Mori. !  That’s gonna be great.

 

 

Today’s Juna ‘s Kitchen after coming back to home .  I didn’t eat anything in daytime . I was so hungry …

・Seaweed  miso soup

・ Pumpkin

・Natto

・Tofu and cabbage salad

 

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Juna.

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SOFP RH

 

 

 

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

 

 

Today I had a rehearsal with this member .

 

SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT

Gt. Vo Shoka Okubo

Dr. Emi Yonekubo

Ba.Vo Juna Serita

We’re gonna perform at Yokosuka US base in Kanagawa tomorrow ; )

The event called Friendship Day .

 

Our performance will start at 12:30 in Stage A. : )

 

I’ve heard there are fireworks too : ) cool !

I’m looking forward to it ✨

 

See ya !

 

 

Juna.

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Tempura

 

 

 

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

 

Today ‘s my mom’s home cooking ; )

Tempura ✨✨

They are variety .  I especially liked eggplant 🍆; )

I’m really gonna miss my mom’s cooking .

 

 

At night , I had performance at Giga bar Tokyo .

This month’s my target is over 200 repertories for here  .  Now I have only 134 songs .  : )

Many people came there in spite of the fact that it’s weekday . Appreciate.

See ya !!

 

 

Juna.

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vocal rec

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

When I got up , had a terrible sore throat  ; (    Actually I was feeling something uncomfortable a little last night but this morning my voice has exactly gone ; (  Whoever talk to me, I couldn’t answer ..  I’m sure I seemed kinda standoffish …sorry.

However I needed to record vocal track today . So I went to see a doctor .  I expected to get an injection , but he didn’t  ; ( He just gave me some medicine .  Booo   : (

Anyway I decided to take great care of my throat till vocal recording .

This is my lunch  ; )  570 yen ; )

 

The recording started  at 4:30 pm . Then my voice was almost nothing …..I was preventing to be fine tho…

However surprisingly when I started to sing, it was getting better little by little!!

I was thinking about asking to change the deadline if I couldn’t record whole song , but I made it with my vocal coach’s great direction !!

The lyrics are English but I understand my pronunciation is totally “Janglish”(Japanese-English). But I’m sure it got much better because of him . Appreciate . I do love to learn English as much as I do love music .

Thanks Garry .

Oh and I got a CD that I played the bass guitar !! He produced this singer called YUKA.  I played several songs and I sang as backing vocal too ; )

I’m really looking forward to listening to it !!

 

See ya!

 

 

 

Juna.

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