Rie a.k.a. Suzaku @ Okachimachi jam session

 

 

 

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

Today I had a performance with the greatest guitar player called Rie a.k.a. Suzaku!

She’s gonna make new album next year , then she will focus on writing songs for it  .

So people who saw her performance today are so lucky !

A person talked to me after the performance

「Your improvisation is variety !! You get better each time!!! 」

Oh really ? I’m happy to hear that ; ) ! I wanna get it more and more. It will never be enough.

The drummer Anri,  it was the first time to play with her !! She did great ! Rie has a nice sense of finding good musicians .

And I got gifts from my fans !

Yeeeeeey   I’d never expected that someone gives me Xmas gifts even though  I’m already adult ! lol

Thanks a lot ♡!!

 

See ya!!

 

Juna.

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MAJUMO@Fabulous Guitars

 

 

 

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

 

Today I had a gig with the member at Fabulous Guitars.

 

Guitar & Vocal : Makoto Takahashi 

Bass : Juna Serita

Drums : Momoko Aoki

It’s my first time to come here : ) Lots guitars are set and people can buy them if they want actually .  That’s interesting .  Who expects to buy guitars in a live music club..!  Unique.

The 1st stage is our show, and 2nd stage is sessions everybody can join in .

On the 1st stage we played mainly Makoto’s original songs.  I’ve heard the songs many times when he plays with the other musician.  

 

However sounds a little different if different musicians play that.  That’s why I like music.

I’m so inspired by Momoko’s drums solo. I’m pretty sure she is improving day by day . I felt I also have to face to music more seriously .

 

 

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Rie a.k.a. Suzaku @ Okachimachi jam session

 

 

 

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

 

Today I had a gig at Okachimachi Jam Session with this member !

 

Guitar : Rie a.k.a. Suzaku

Drums: Haruka Mori

Bass : Juna Serita

Keyboard : Kurumi Miyata

We’ve played about 20 songs and all of them are instrumental songs.

Rie’s original songs are always difficult for me actually but that makes me grow  .  Appreciate  ; )

When I play with Rie , always there are many bass solo parts !!lol

I think I’m more backing bass guitar player than solo . Just my opinion .

That was a very good opportunity to practice taking lots solo for today’s gig.

I’m gonna perform with Rie on 31st too !  I have to improve till then!!

 

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Ikego friendship day 2018 & jam session

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Today SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT had a performance at Ikego US base in Zushi, Shizuoka!

It was really beautiful weather , maybe I got sun-tan more..?

Actually , on the time table, the band name was written SHOKA OKABU ,but it is wrong ! lol 

SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT is correct ; )!

 

Today’s SET LIST

1I wanna take a limo

2 Who did you think I was

3Soul Shine

4 Crosscut saw

5I’m yours and I’m hers 

6Hallelujah 

7The other side of me

8Peace

9Funk Rap

10Good to your earhole

11No one to run with

12 Crocodile tears

13The JAM

Thanks, always fun to  play with Shoka Okubo and Emi Yonekubo!

I needed to come back to Tokyo ASAP after the performance because I had another event .

So I couldn’t eat Navy burger ; (! I wanted to try it ; (!

 

 

At the night , I had a jam session as host member at JAM SESSION in Okachimachi, Tokyo.

 

Today’s host member

Gt. Naoto Saito

Ba. Juna Serita

Dr. Yu Sasaoka

 

I played not only  my electric  bass guitar , but also other kind of instruments.

A bass guitar player let me play the ukulele bass .

This is small and right but sounds great !!

And

 

drums…..  ; )

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiIgMkZDh0j/

I suck at it but I do enjoy playing the drum !!!  I look so  serious during playing bass guitar .  In the case of drums, I’m always wearing a smile on my face !

Anyway thanks for coming everyone!!

 

 

See ya!!

 

_________Pickup event schedules ________

 

4/30 yolis&Juna session@SOMETHIN’ JAZZ CLUB B2 in Ikebukuro

Host member  Vocal:yolis / Bass: Juna Serita / Drums : Masatoshi Kanazawa/Guitar:Ryan Carter/Keyboard : Nobuhiro Takamoto/

20:00~ 23:00 charge 1,100 yen , 3drink 1,100 yen

5/20 Lab.  LIVE@ Fussa Cafe de Noel

6/24 yolis & Juna LIVE @Jiyugaoka hiphen

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aides

 

 

 

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

 

Today I had a rehearsal of SOFP(SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT) .

 

Guitar&Vocal : Shoka Okubo

Bass: Juna Serita

Drums: Emi Yonekubo

 

This is my favorite T-shirts ; )! Comfy.  You can’t see it, but it is written “aides” , adidas of fake.  In Japanese ,the meaning of “ai des” is “This is love “.lol

 

We will have a performance at the US base  28th afternoon  .

We’re gonna performa about 15 songs…? maybe.

 

At the night(28th) I’ll have a jam session as host member at Okachimachi-jam session : )! That’s J-pop session.  Let’s jam with us ; )!

 

After the rehearsal , I had a performance at Giga bar Tokyo .

Do you know the song? Dancing’ Queen – ABBA

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I’m  shy to show my double chin while I’m playing the bass guitar .  That’s why I set the camera this position to avoid show my  face…. lol

 

See ya !!

 

_________Pickup event schedules ________

 

💖4/30 yolis&Juna session@SOMETHIN’ JAZZ CLUB B2 in Ikebukuro

Host member  Vocal:yolis / Bass: Juna Serita / Drums : Masatoshi Kanazawa/Guitar:Ryan Carter/Keyboard : Nobuhiro Takamoto/

20:00~ 23:00 charge 1,100 yen , 3drink 1,100 yen

💖5/20 Lab.  LIVE@ Fussa Cafe de Noel

💖6/24 yolis & Juna LIVE @Jiyugaoka hiphen

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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

 

★3/14 SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT@Nagoya Osu ell.SIZE

 

★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

 

★3/21 JEFF BECK NIGHT@Akasaka CRAWFISH

 

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

 

★3/23 Lab.@Higashi-Shinjuku Circle

 

★3/30 SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT@Shimokitazawa GARDEN

 


 

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!!

 

See ya!!

 

Juna.

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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.

WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

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  …. ♡?

 

 

See ya!!!

 

Juna.

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Session Host @ Okachimachi Jam Session

 

 

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

 

Today I had a rehearsal with Gt&Vo Shoka Okubo / Dr Makotomo Sonohara / Gt&Vo Chihana.

It’s been a long time to see Shoka and Makotomo!!! I really missed them, so  I was going bananas.  Shaka Okubo Blues Project (Shoka+Makotomo+Juna)will have a concert featuring Chihana at Ginza Hakuhinkann for Yuya Uchida New Year World Rock Festival .

We’ll perform three songs together .  I need to consider which costume I will  wear because my body size probably changed…I’m “growing up”…. ; (

After the rehearsal, I was a session host with a guitar player Naoto Saito and a drummer Yuto Sasaoka at Okachimahi Jam Session .

Many musicians came there , thanks a million !

I played the drums only a song,too….. lol

It was terrible… I realized that I don’t have a sense of drumming….lol

These days  I was usually alone. I kind of like it but today I really enjoyed being with people and laughing well.

 

I feel happy that I can work as a musician even though I hadn’t been in Japan for several months .

I really appreciate it.

 

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Juna.

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Session host@JAM SESSION in Okachimachi

 

 

Hey guys!! I am a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

 

Recently I’m crush on this clothes.

The top is 1980 yen,the skinny pants is 1980 yen.♪ Very cheap , isn’t it?

When I went back to my hometown, I bought them at the shop called Honeys.

Some women around me said that I shouldn’t buy clothes at Honeys, I should choos higher shop because I’m not child already.(;0;)

 

By the way, I had a jam session at JAM SESSION in Okachimachi,Tokyo.

The host member

guitar : Naoto Saito / bass : Juna Serita / Drum : Ai Otsuka /

There were many great musicians, thanks for coming!

Oh, I played September (Earth, Wind & Fire) then !! I love this song. I had no chance to play this song recently.  I’m happy♪

We enjoyed  fun sessions for around 5 hours.  I might have good sleep tonight….

 


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September schedule.

 

 

 

Hey guys! I am a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

 

It’s already September. Time is flying.

 

*** SEPTEMBER  SCHEDULE ***

 

★9/2 jam session host @ JAM SESSION in Okachimachi

 

★9/7 jam session host @ w.jaz in Nishiogikubo 

 

★9/9 jam session host @ SOMETHING JAZZ CLUB in Ikebukuro

 

★9/10 UI clarinet trio – SUMMER TONIC@上野水上音楽堂

 

★9/13  SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT LIVE@Zher the ZOO,Yoyogi

 

★9/15 JEFF BECK tribute band @ CRAWFISH ,AKASAKA

 

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First, I have a jam session called “curry club” tomorrow at JAM SESSION in Okachimachi,Tokyo.

Host member: Gt.Naoto Saito / Ba. Juna Serita / Dr. Ai Otsuka

Usually , there are many singers there. So if you can’t play the instrument, it’s no problem. Please join us as a vocalist! We can play Japanese pop songs,too!

 

 

Second, jam session at w.jaz in Nishiogikubo on the 7th September.

Host member: Dr. Masayo Nakahata / Key. Yuri Edo / Ba. Juna Serita / 

We don’t play some SONGS there, just jamming with a few cords. Simple and groovy . So if you don’t know many songs and don’t have a lot of skills, it’s no problem!! We can jam with just 1 cord ,2 or 3. It’s always fun.

Third, jam session at SOMETHIN’ JAZZ CLUB B2 in Ikebukuro on the 9th September.

member : Ba. Juan Serita / Gt. Ko Tomiyama / Dr. Momoko Aoki

I am a  leader. So I want to make the jam so fun. I want many people to come there, and play with us!!

 

9/10, 13 , 15  are gigs.  I’ll post the detail on my blog maybe next time.

 


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