Saturday December 20 Philadelphia PA
@ The First Banana

   2152 E Dauphin St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125
   Bonnie Kane (Sax)
   Veronica Jurkiewicz (Violahttps://www.facebook.com/events/741825095855269/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

Thursday December 18 Washington D.C.
@ Back Alley Theater
5501 Colorado Ave. NW, basement,

Solo percussion and Collaboration

REMEMBER THE GONG ORCHESTRA??? Tatsuya Nakatani is back! This time to play solo and in collaboration with local musicians and dancers.Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion)
Jaimie Branch (trumpet)
Gary Rouzer (cello/amplified objects)
Luke Stewart (bass)
Ken Manheimer (movement)
Meredith Bove (movement)
Lynne Price (movement)Additional performance by Jane Claire Remick

Doors at 730 music at 8 sharp


Sunday December 14 Chapel Hill NC
@ Nightlight Bar & Club
405 1/2 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516

Workshop and performance

we are extremely excited to announce the return of MASTER PERCUSSIONIST, TATSUYA NAKATANI, for a WORKSHOP and PERFORMANCE !!! CHECK IT OUT !!!- - - - - - - - - - 4:00-6:30 - WORKSHOP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Open call for improvisation workshop with master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani. Those involved in the workshop will participate in the performance.
>Musicians with different backgrounds and of different types welcome. Bring your instruments and work together.
>The workshop will consist of listening practice and improvisation approaches, tips and advice. Suited for those interested in improvisation or something different.
>Acoustic instruments or small amplifiers preferred. Serious participants only.***limited to 10 participants, $20, please RSVP to: nakataniworkshop@gmail.com- - - - - - - - - - 8:30 - PERFORMANCE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -The performance will have two sets and be organized in mostly small combos of the participants, conducted by Tatsuya.

$7 members / $9 non-members (includes membership)


Saturday December 13 Savahnnah GA
@ Black Box Theatre
2 East Bay St., Savannah, GA 31401

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Jeff Zagers is organizing, please contact him if you would like to involved in the project


Friday December 12 Jacksonville FL
@ Underbelly
113 E Bay St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202

With Jamison Williams (Saxophone)

Thursday December 11 Gainesville FL
@ Road Studios
2708 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville

Action Research #133

~ ~ performing solo and in collaboration with:Jim Ivy (Orlando, FL) (saxophone)
http://jimivymusic.com/Kassia Arbabi (violin)John David Eriksen (cello)A.J. Herring (trombone)Brian Lee (guitar & synth)

Cindy Mueller (keys)


Monday December 8 St. Petersburg FL

Sunday December 7 St. Petersburg FL

The Venuture compound presents
Saturday December 6 Miami FL
@ Richard Shack Gallery of the ArtCenter/South Florida:
800 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida
8PM show

Duo With Matthew Taylor (Saxophone) and members of the improv ensemble Unbound
Friday December 5 Miami FL
5865 NE 2nd Ave, Miami FL

With Russell Mofsky (Guitar)
David Briske (Guitar)
Kenny Millions (Saxophone and Trombone)


Wednesday December 3 Miami FL
@ Space Mountain Miami
8363 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33138

With Russell Mofsky (Guitar)
David Briske (Guitar)

Tuesday December 2 Miami FL
@ Churchill's Pub
5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33137

With Russell Mofsky (Guitar)
David Briske (Guitar)

Anti-Art becomes Art
Tuesday December 2nd
02:30 - Rat Bastard & Steve Five (NYC)
02:00 - Andy Ortmann (Chicago)
01:30 - Silvia Kastel (Bari Italy)
01:00 - Snakehole (Buena Vista)
12:30 - JuJu Pie (Wynwood)
12:00 - Jellyfish Bros (Wynwood)
11:30 - Fritz Welch (Glasgow Scotland)
11:00 - Drooids (NYC)
10:30 - Tatsuya Nakatani / Russell Mofsky / David Brieske
10:01 - Tom Borax (Baltimore)
10:00 - Kenny Millions 50 seconds for $50 @ 10:00p (Everglades)

free poppers

Tuesday December 2 Miami FL
Workshop at New World Symphony

Monday November 23 Tallahassee FL
@ 694-2 Industrial Drive, it's in Railroad Square


Sunday November 23 Mobile AL
@ Portal Studio
163 n Lawrence st downtown mobile al 36602



Saturday November 22 New Orlenas LA

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra


Presented by: New Orleans Airlift project

WHAT: New Orleans Airlift presents a performance by Tatsuya Nakatani and the Nakatani Gong Orchestra featuring the interactive sound installation Alterpiece by Taylor Lee Shepherd
WHEN: Saturday, November 22nd at 8PM
WHERE: St Maurice Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave New Orleans, LA 70117
HOW MUCH: $10.00 at the door or purchase your tickets in advance here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/961982New Orleans Airlift is excited to present a very special concert by avant-garde percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and his Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) featuring locally selected musicians Donald Miller, Chris Robert, Paula-Anne Socco Anicete, Alec Vance, Kathleen Krauss, Marcus Bronson, Jay Steigner, Susan Millar-Boldissar, Andrew Wiseman and other guests curated by Rob Cambre.They will perform with Taylor Lee Shepherd’s sound installation Alterpiece. Alterpiece is made from over 50 televisions that are placed upon the church altar and reflect sound waves, responding to the musicians sound. This is the third in the Space Rites Performance Series, which will continue through January 2015. Airlift is proud to present his beautiful collaboration between visual art and music in the epic sanctuary of St. Maurice Church, a creative space by the Creative Alliance of New Orleans.NGO is a non-traditional music orchestra, directed by Tatsuya Nakatani, an acoustic sound artist and percussionist. Originally from Japan, he is now based in Easton, PA and New York City. For each show, he gives specialized training to locally selected gong players. Each player is able to quickly learn about the gong instruments, playing techniques and sign conducting from Nakatani. This is the only bowing-based Gong orchestra to exist in the world. NGO has performed all over the U.S. including the Kennedy Center and MOCA Cleveland. Audience members have said “I have never experienced this before”, in addition they describe having pure cleansing feeling after the event.Nakatani's approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while avoiding any categorization. He creates sound via both traditional and extended percussion techniques, utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools and homemade bows, all of which manifest in an intense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world. His approach is steeped in the sensibilities of free improvisation, experimental music, jazz, rock, and noise, and yet retains the sense of space and quiet beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.

Erik Bookhardt, Arts Writer for the Gambit writes:
New Orleans Airlift always seems to rise to the occasion, and this year its Space Rites in the Lower 9th Ward explores previously uncharted territory. .…Dubbed "resurrection technology" by Rev. Charles Duplessis, who incorporates (The oscilloscopes) into his Sunday morning services, their metaphysical aura was evident on the evening of Oct. 26, when the Murmurations choir joined the Lower 9th Ward Senior Center Gospel Choir. The church, …. is the perfect venue for such festive down-home otherworldliness.

November 17-20 Shreveport LA

Presented by: New Orleans Airlift project

Sunday Novembver 16 Houston TX
@ Free Range Studios
1719 Live Oak St, Unit E
Houston 77003
(In rear of building at corner of Jefferson and Nagle. 1800 Nagle is alternative address to locate us)
8PM show
info: 713-228-9110

TN solo and Audio Telepathy


Saturday November 15 Dallas TX
@ Black Lodge

Solo and collaboration with local improviser


Wednesday November 12 Tulsa OK
@ Sound Pony

Solo percussion

7PM show !!!

Tuessday November 11 Kansas City KS

Monday November 10 Kansas city KS
@ Vacant Farm
3333 Roanoke Rd, Kansas City, Missouri

Tatsuya Nakatani will perform solo, and with the members of Aurograph - J Ashley Miller, Shawn E. Hansen, and Mark Southerland. Please come see this incredible percussionist and his conversations with these talented improvisers. A must see. Cheers Mark
$8 suggested donation


Sunday November 9 Lincoln NE
@ The Zoo Bar
136 N 14th St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

***early show, 6-9 PM!***Master percussionist and sound artist Tatsuya Nakatani will join Omaha guitarist/composer Luke Polipnick and Lincoln's own superzoners Megaherbs at the Zoo Bar on Sunda, Nov. 9th, at 6:00 PM.

If you haven't seen a Nakatani solo percussion set, you're in for a serious treat, folks. Not to be missed. And Luke and Megaherbs lay down the sounds that put you on the next level, too. And you'll still get plenty of sleep for work on Monday!


Friday November 7 Omaha NE
@ The Slowdown

729 N 14th St, Omaha, Nebraska 68102

Tatsuya Nakatani w/ Hans Sturm, Luke Polipnick, Aspidistra



Thursday November 6 Des Moines IA
@ Des Moines Social Club

Solo percussion

Wednesday November 5 St Cloud MN
@ Saint Could State University

12:00-12:50 Percussion studio class
Solo percussion, performance for evening

Tuesday November 4 Minneapolis MN
@ White Page

MINI-NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Saturday November 1 Madison WI
@ Good Style Shop
817 East Johnson

Tatsuya Nakatani- mind-blowing solo percussionSpiral Joy Band- backwoods dream syndicate w/ members of PELT

Sisters Three- Brothers Grimm + DB Pedersen


Friday October 31 Milwaukee WI
@ Borg Ward
823 W National Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

Amanda Schoofs (Voice)
Peter J Woods (electronics)
Jason Nanna

it's Halloween day

Thursday October 30 Urbana/Champaign IL
@ Krannert Art Museum / Gelvin Noel Gallery

Sudden Sound Concert & Film Screening "Sanguivorous",
featuring the music of Tatsuya Nakatani and Edward Wilkerson, Jr


Tuesday October 28 Indianapolis IN
@ Irving theater
5505 E Washington St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219

IEMG and the Irving Theater present
Tatsuya Nakatani with guest Adam Riviere
October 28th, 7-9pm, $10Tatsuya Nakatani http://hhproduction.org/all-otherinfo.htmlAdam Riviere http://adamriviere.com/adam/

Nakatani's approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while avoiding any categorization.
He creates sound via both traditional and extended percussion techniques… which manifest in an intense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world.


Monday October 27 Lexington KY
@ Natasha's Bistro & Bar
112 Esplanade, Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Tatsuya Nakatani w/ Xelas at Natasha's

Xelas is born from the intersection of heavy rock and Appalachian heritage. Epic post-metal jams and new material debuting at this show.

$5 cover. All Ages. Comfortable seating to let your ears stay attentive and allow your mind to wander to the furthest extremes.


Sunday October 26 Cincinnati OH
@ The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

- solo percussion performance by Tatsuya Nakatani ...
- a performance by ISWHAT?! ...
- poetry by Matt Hart ...
- a film by Fernando J. Scarpa,. DORADUS (produced by Fernando J. Scarpa and Mara New)

more info : http://samurailikemalcom.blogspot.com/2014/09/sunday-october-26-iswhat-presents.html


Saturday October 25 Columbus OH
@ It Looks Like Its Open (13 E. Tulane Ave. 43202)
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Fee: $25

In this workshop, participants will learn about and experience experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani’s improvisational music techniques, with an emphasis on listening and responding to sound.

This workshop is geared toward experienced musicians | bringing your own instrument is required. We strongly encourage all workshop participants to join in the performance at 8pm!

Register for the workshop

Performance for the evening
@ It Looks Like Its Open (13 E. Tulane, cmh 43202).
Admission: $7 or $10 for 2. Doors 8pm. BYOB, all ages.

Wednesday October 22 Philadelphia PA
@ Rotunda

"Sanguivorous" ‹zŒŒ@movie live sound track


Sunday October 19 Brooklyn NY
@ Manhattan Inn
632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222


Amirtha Kidambi, solo harmonium and voice.Brandon Seabrook, Tatsuya Nakatani, Brandon Lopez - Banjo, Percussion, Bass.

It'll be a night.


Wedneday October 16 Brooklyn NY
@ The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

With Pascal Niggenkemper+Sean Ali (Bass)


PascAli with guest Tatsuya Nakatani
Pascal Niggenkemper - bass
Sean Ali - bass
Tatsuya Nakatani - percussion

How To Make A Mountain
Patrick J Breiner - reeds
Josh Sinton - reeds
Jesse Stacken - piano
Adam Hopkins - bass
Martin Urbach - drums


Monday October 13 Charlottesville VA
@ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville
414 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 293-9947

with: Mike Gangloff solos and duos

Sunday October 12 Blacksburg VA
@ ceritamois

with: Mike Gangloff solos and duos

Saturday October 11 Boone NC

dorji-nguyen duo
Tatsuya Nakatani Solo


Friday October 10 Asheville NC
@ StaticAge records

Solo and collaborations with
Frank Meadows
Meghan Mulhearn

Michael Flanagan


Wednesday October 8 Athens GA
@ Go Bar
195 Prince Ave, Athens, Georgia 30601


Pops Presents: Tatsuya Nakatani (Japan) // Grant Evans // The 19th Brood // Aprotag // KUSA87

Evening: Tuesday October 7 Atlanta GA
@ Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
88 Forsyth St SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Tatsuya will be playing a solo set as well as with local musicians
Stuart Gerber
Jan Berry Baker
David Smart
Chelsea Dunn


Early: Tuesday October 7 Atlanta GA
@ GSU class
8:30AM -9:20AM
9:30AM-9:45 AM

Sunday October 5 Birmingham AL
6 55th place south


Saturday October 4 Nashville TN
@ Track One
1209 4th Ave South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

More info can be found at http://vkmusic.org/ $10


Thursday October 2 Little Rock AR
@ University of Arkansas Little Rock

Wednesday October 1 Fayetteville AR
@ Back Space
541 W Meadow St Fayetteville, AR 72701 Unit H, Trailside Village, Fayetteville

TN Solo
with Fayetteville's noisy improvisors Chelsea Manning Trio will open (and possibly collaborate).
Matt Hex (Bonemagic)


Tuesday September 30 St. Louis MO
@ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
3301 Lemp Ave, St Louis, MO 63118
(314) 771-1096

Workshop and performance

Sunday September 28 Kansas city MO
@ Private show

with: Mark Southerland(Saxophone) and Shawn Hansen (Electronics)

Friday September 26 Kansas city MO
@ H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute
16 E 43rd St, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

I will be playing with Mark Southerland curated event.

Marking 15 years of artists, art and ideas, H&R Block Artspace will, for one night, be transformed into a lively hotspot replete with music, art, and culinary treats.

Mark Southerland has curated an outdoor stage and interior environments, engaging Kansas City's finest musicians, artists, and chefs. Guests will be treated to multiple art and performance installations, paired with artisanal food and cocktails.


Thursday September 25 Ames IA
@ Maximum Ames festival
5 to 7 pm at Design on Main, 203 Main St, Ames, Iowa

With Paul Heltz(Piano)

Wednesday September 24 Iowa City IA
@ Public space one

With: Curt Oren (Sax)
We will cook some food and perform music show!


Tuesday September 23 Dubuque IA
@ Monk's Kaffee Pub

Solo percussion

Monday September 22 Rock Island IL
@ Rozz-Tox
2108 3rd avenue, Rock Island, IL

Solo percussion

Sunday September 21 Toledo OH
@ Robinwood Concert House
2564 Robinwood ave, Toledo, OH

Solo percussion and mini NGO


Saturday September 20 Detroit MI
@ Trinosophes
1464 Gratiot, Detroit, MI 48216

Solo percussion and collaboration with Detroit musicians


Friday September 19 Ann Arbor MI
@ Canterbury house
721 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

TN Solo percussion

Wednesday September 17 Buffalo NY
Silo Project

Tuesday September 16 Buffalo NY
@Asbury Hall
341 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

TN Solo percussion

Tatsuya Nakatani (drums, gongs, percussion)
David Adamczyk (violin)
Steve Baczkowski (saxophone)

Tatsuya Nakatani
with David Adamczyk & Steve Baczkowski

$12 general admission, $10 students/seniors, $8 members

Sunday September 14 TBA (Lookig for GIG between Lowell MA and Buffalo NY)

Saturday September 13 Lowell MA
@ 119 Gallery
119 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 452-8138

XBOP: [New York NY]
Will Arvo - piano
Daniel Carter - sax, trumpet & more
Jon Roberds - bass
Brandon Miller - drums
Tatsuya Nakatani - solo percussion [Easton PA]
Kobold: [Boston MA]
Tom Plsek, trombone
Steve Norton, reeds
Laurence Cook, percussion
Duo Tyto Alba: [Boston MA]
Matt Samolis - flute
Thadd Comstock - 7-string, microtonal guitar


Friday September 12 Boston MA
@ Cambridge YMCA
820 Massachusettes Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

TN with Forbes Graham (Tp) and Jim Hobbs (Sax)
Solo by Josh Jefferson (woodwinds)


Thursday September 11 Easthampton MA
@ Flywheel
43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Wednesday September 10 Middletown CT
@ Wesleyan University
9PM at Memorial Chapel

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra


Saturday September 6 Easton PA
@ House show at MaGIK's place
34 Sebring street

With Gary Hassay (Saxophone)
Solos and duo


Saturday August 30 Brooklyn NY
@ Ze Couch series

Solo percussion

Saturday August 23 Brooklyn NY
@ Douglas street music
295 Douglass Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

With Jim Hobbs (Sax) and Reona Otsuka (Tap Dance)

Sunday August 17 Brooklyn NY
@ Legion Bar
Bonnie Kane with Big Plastic Finger

Tatsuya Nakatani with Sean Ali(Bass) and Tom Blancarte (bass)


Friday August 8 Brooklyn NY
104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
(269) 317-5394

-8:45 - Aux Bells
-9:30 - Tatsuya Nakatani
-10:15 - Phases DuosAux Bells is: Dylan Angell, cornet; Nickles Emmet, bass; Jason Robira, percussion; Jeff Tobias, alto saxTatsuya Nakatani is: Tatsuya Nakatani + percussion

Phases Duos is: Daniel Levine, trumpet; Daniel Carter, winds and trumpet; Patrick Breiner; tenor sax/clarinet; Jeff Tobias, alto sax; Flin VanHemmen, percussion; Tatsuya Nakatani, percussion; Joanna Mattrey, viola; Chris Hoffman, cello..... seriously!


Sunday August 3 Brooklyn NY
@ 552 Hancock St #2, Brooklyn, NY

1st set: Dustin Carlson
-music for solo guitar, voice, and prerecorded materials~Film Intermission: Animated short by Rijard Bergeron~

2nd set: Improvised Music for Strings and Percussion
-Anil Eraslan (cello)
-Elisabeth Fu¨gemann (cello)
-Sean Ali (bass)
-Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion)


Saturday July 19 Brooklyn NY
@ Home Audio Series

8pm Little Band of Sailors
-Rachel Mason, voice/guitar
-Dmitriy Ivolgin, bass
-tslil gispan, drums
-Mara Mayer, bcl9pm Parias Ensemble
-Daniel Reyes Llinas, guitar
-Vasko Dukovski, clarinet
-Alexi David, bass
-Ignacio Rivas, drums10 pm "the clock between my voice"
-Michael Foster, saxes
-Ben Gerstein, trombone
-Sean Ali, bass
-Tatsuya Nakatani, drums/percussion

11pm Holy Hand Grenade
-Lynn Ligammari, sax
-Lathan Hardy, sax
-David Palazola, drums
-Dave Hassell, bass


Thursday July 17 Easton PA
@ Connexions gallery

With Curt Oren(sax)

Monday June 23 New York NY
@ Palisades
906 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY. 10:00 PM

Pascal Niggenkemper (Bass)
Sean Ali (Bass)

** We play this show after Clemente soto velez

Monday June 23 New York NY
@ Clemente Soto Velez
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002

œ WHEN: Each Monday, 3 sets beginning at 7:30
œ WHERE: Abrazo Gallery, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk St | between Delancey & Rivington
œ PRICE: $11 per set / $16 for 2 / $22 for 3
œ Students & seniors : $8 per set / $12 for 2 /$16 for 306/23/20147:30PM - 8:30PM - FIVE
Steve Swell | trombone
Thomas Heberer | cornet
Yoni Kretzmer - tenor sax
Max Johnson - double bass
Chad Taylor - drums8:45PM - 9:45PM
Tatsuya Nakatani (Percussion)
Pascal Niggenkemper (Bass)
Sean Ali (Bass)

10:00PM - 11:00PM - Yuko Fujiyama's Freedom Band
Yuko Fujiyama | piano
Daniel Carter | reeds
William Parker - double bass
Newman Taylor Baker | drums

Evolving series


Friday June 20 Lancaster PA
@ Keystone art and culture center
420 Perarl street, Lancaster, PA

Closing event for art exhibition for Melissa Strawser

Friday June 13 Brooklyn NY
505 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

With Steven Laffue (Sax)


Friday June 6 Easton PA
@ Two Rivers Brewing
542 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042
(610) 829-1131

Jazz gig
With Patrick Poladian (Piano)

Friday May 30 and Saturday 31Brooklyn NY
@ Firehouse space
246 Frost St. Brooklyn, NY 11211

30th: with Ayman Fanous+Jason kao Hwang
31th: with Ayman Fanous+Ned Rothenberg+Ikue Mori


Tuesday May 27 New York NY
@ Freddy's
627 5th ave, Brooklyn, NY

with Leslie Ross(Bassoons)

Saturday May 24 Hartford CT
@ Real Art Ways

56 Arbor St #1, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 232-1006

With Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes

The Improvisations series was created in 2011, and offers nine concerts each season and is now in its third year of presenting. Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris, who perform with a guest, or guests, sharing concerts of completely improvised music, curate the series. To date, their guests have included Tyshawn Sorey, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Mark Dresser, Kyoko Kitamura, Fay Victor, Ingrid Laubrock, Sara Schoenbeck, Nate Wooley, and many others. The current season of Improvisations concludes with an evening-long assembly of musicians that mixes well-known players with emerging players in a series of ad hoc groupings of various sizes and culminating with all the players performing in the large ensemble, Abstract Forest.Joe Morris guitar/bass
Stephen Haynes/cornetsJerome Deupree/drums
Taylor Ho Bynum/ cornet
Tatsuya Nakatani/percussion
Mat Maneri/viola
Daniel Levin/cello
Ben Stapp/tuba
Brad Barrett/bass
Andria Nicademou/vibraphone
Chris Cretella/guitar
Daniel Pencer/tenor sax, clarinet
Zoe Christiansen/clarinet
Minta White/ flute
Matt Plummer/trombone
Matt Chilton/reeds
Sean Sonderagger/reeds6-11 PM, Saturday, May 24, 2014
Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT$15/$12 for members

Follow the 2013-14 season of Improvisations, browse the photo archives from past seasons and more on Facebook

Friday May 16 Philadelphia PA
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Andy Kahan
Kevin Greenland
Zachary Darrup
James Wadsworth Strong
Richard Marcuz
Leah Fenimore
Pete Angevine
Bonnie Kane
Laura Baird
Peter Christian
Sean Yenchick

Bowerbird presents

Monday May 12 Brooklyn NY
@ Manhattan Inn
632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222


Saturday May 3 Baltimore MD
@ the EMP Collective
307 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

The orchestra was:
Andrew Bernstein
Owen Gardner
Lexie Mountain
Ross Kerr
Neil Feather
Jen Kirby
Caroline Marcantoni
Sam Burt
Will Schorre
Sam Haberman
Rosie Langabeer

Redroom/High Zero collective


Friday May 2 Washington D.C.
@ The Back Alley Theater
1365 Kennedy st, NW, Washington DC
NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

doors at 7
solo percussion set at 8
gong orchestra at 9

Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 at the door
Advance tickets available here:

Amanda Huron
Elisa Hough
Jamal Moore
Jenny Moon Tucker
Layne Garrett
Luke Stewart
Mei Mei Chang
Nate Scheible
Patrick Cain
Phong Tran
Sam Chintha


Wednesday April 30 Blacksburg VA
@ House show at 1008 south main st

Tuesday April 29 Asheville NC
@ Mothlight
701 Haywood Road - Asheville, NC

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Matthew Marx
David Grubba
Alec Sturgis
Robert Price
Priya Ray
Matthew Richmond
Abe Leonard
Johanna Owen
Frank Meadows
Carmello Pampillonio

Sunday April 27 Jacksonville FL
@ Sun-Ray Cinemas
1028 Park St Jacksonville, FL 32204

Perform solo percussion with 35mm film art by Tim Massett

Saturday April 26 Panama City FL
@ The A&M theatre
563 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 303-9663

Pico Dorado


Friday April 25 New Orleans
@ Allways Lounge
2240 Saint Claude Avenue New Orleans, LA 70117-8421 | (504) 218-5778

Kidd Jordan
Donald Miller
Rob Cambre

Tuesday April 22 Monterrey MEXICO
@ Cafe Espacio

Milo Tamez + Tatsuya Nakatani Duo

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Alberto Navarro
Claudio Lizarraga
Catalina Chaveznava
Natalia Chaveznava
Leo Torres
Roberto Cantu
Mario Amaya
Marlene Dahnli
Roger Leos
Ricardo Antunes
Owen Garcia
Sunday April 20 Mexico City MEXICO
NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Saturday April 19 Puebla MEXICO
Friday April 18 Tlaxcala MEXICO

Tuesday April 15 Houston TX

Scheduled for 2 Workshops.
Presented by Nameless sound, Houston

Monday April 14 Houston
@ Avant Garden

AvantGarden | 411 Westheimer | Houston, TX 77006 | 832-287-5577

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Sam Ackerman
Yasmin Bersugurova
Baltazar Canales
Laurie Chandler
Yee-Bien Chuah
Sandy Ewen
Kristen Keilman
Lynn Lane
Spike The-Percussionist
Shaun Sandor


They, Who Sound presents:
Tatsuya Nakatani Percussion Solo
NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Under the Direction of Tatsuya Nakatani

at Avant Garden, Outside on the Back Patio
411 Westheimer
(Additional Parking at Numbers, 300 Westheimer)IN THE EVENT OF RAIN: The concert will be held at
Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose.

Contact : Shaun Sandor

Saturday April 12 Austin TX
@ Fast Forward Festival
venue at North door(502 Brushy St. Austin, TX, 78702)



Friday April 11 San Antonio TX
@ Hays Street Bridge


San Antonio free jazz trio The Whale (Kory Cook, Eddie Vasquez and Justin Carney) will be opening.


Wednesday April 9 Santa Fe NM
@ High Mayhem
2811 Siler Lane, Santa Fe NM, 87501

Tatsuya Nakatani Solo and Jeff Sussmann/Al Faaet Duo

Tuesday April 8 Albuquerque NM
@ The Tannex
1417 4th St SW, Albuquerque
7:30 pm

Tatsuya Nakatani SOLO
plus collaborations with Mark Weaver and Mike Balistreri


Monday April 7 T or C NM

Saturday April 5 Tucson AZ
@ Solar Culture Galactic center


Thursday April 3 Phoenix AZ
@ The Ghost of Eastside Records
45 W. Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ
8PM start

with, Cult of the basement and Josh Bennett

Wednesday April 2 Phoenix AZ
@ Trunk Space
1506 NW Grand Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Indie 500! Celebrating 10 years of Trunk Space!

I will improvise with local musicians
Tuesday April 1 San Diego CA
@ San Diego Center For The Arts
2141 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

8pm $15/10 students

with: Mudhead


Monday March 31 Los Angeles CA
@ Bluewhale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908

Bluewhale + Cafemode proudly presentTATSUYA NAKATANI drums/percussion
GE STINSON guitar/electronics
OGURI dance
SCOTT CAZAN electronicsNakatani / Stinson / Oguri [9pm]
Nakatani / Stinson / Oguri / Cazan [10:30pm]curated by Kio Griffith$10 general admission | 21+

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street #301 Los Angeles, CA 90012
Weller Court Plaza 3rd Floor


Saturday March 29 Bakersfild CA
@ Dangy's
1600 20th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 634-0806
4PM show

with Kris Tiner (Trumpet) Duos and Solos


Thursday March 27 Sacramento CA
@ Gold Lion
2733 Riverside Blvd
Sacramento, California 95818

SOLO and with Ross Hammond (Gu)

Wednesday March 26 Berkeley CA
@ Berkeley Art Festival
Berkeley Arts Festival
2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, California 94710

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Matt Chandler
Kevin Corcoran
Nava Dunkelman
Michael Elrod
Jordan Glenn
Jacob Felix Heule
Robert Lopez
Anup Pradhan
Danishta Rivero
Karen Stackpole
Marshall Trammell


Tuesday March 25 Berkeley CA
@ Tom's palce
3111 Deakin St., Berkeley CA 94705

Phillip Greenlief+Tatsuya Nakatani DUO


Wednesday March 19 Denver CO
@ The Plus Gallery
2501 Larimer Street - Denver, CO 80205

Solos and collaboration with:
Conrad Kehn
Janet Feder
Tatsuya Nakatani


Tuesday March 18 Lincoln NE
@ Sheldon Museum of Art
12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 472-2461
5:30 Show

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Sheldon museum of Art and μθ•ΆŒΙ Kawasaki reading room presents


Sunday March 16 Rock Island IL
@ Rozz-Tox
2108 3rd avenue, Rock Island, IL
8PM show.

Tatsuya Nakatani, Curt Oren(Sax) Solos and Duo

Friday March 14 Champaign IL
@ i4c
Improvisors Exchange @ I4C is proud to host Tatsuya Nakatani. Nakatani is an acoustic sound artist, percussionist with a distinctive approach to performance on drums, large hand-hammered Chinese gongs, and Japanese Buddhist bowls. Employing traditional and extended techniques utilizing handmade hardwood-bows, specially carved sticks and an occasional kitchen tool Nakatani manifests intense, organic music representing a very personal sonic world. His solo and collaborative performances have been presented in North America, Europe, South America and Asia, and since the late 1990’s he has released over sixty recordings. His most recent project is the Nakatani Gong Orchestra, a non-traditional music orchestra delving into the rich harmony of multiple gongs.WORKSHOP
$15-20 (sliding scale)
Musicians will explore strategies for improvisation with Tatsuya Nakatani and will be invited to perform in the 9pm concert.PERFORMANCE
$5-10 (sliding scale)
Tatsuya Nakatani will perform solo and in various combinations with workshop participants.


Thursday March 13 Champaign IL
@ Krannet Art Museum
500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-1861

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra


Tuesday March 11Bloomington IN
@ Harmony school

13:00 Convocation class - SOLO PERCUSSION

If you would like to know about this, please ask Marty mbelcher53@hotmail.com

Monday March 10 Bloomington IN
@ Rachel's cafe
300 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 330-1882


Sunday March 9 Louisville KY
@ Kentucky Musem of Art and Craft
715 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 589-0102

2PM show

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Tim Barnes
Joee Conroy
Allison Cross
Bob Douglas
Tim Furnish
Steve Good
Rachael Short
Jon Silpayamanant
Denny Whalen
Joey Yates
Gregory Archer


Saturday March 8
Evening rehearsal in Louisville
Friday March 7 Knoxville TN
@ ** This show is at the Woodruff Bldg, 5th Floor.
** 424 S. Gay St. above Downtown Grill & Brewery

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Alan Bajandas
Cain Blanchard
Rylan Bledsoe
Jason Boardman
Jordan Boardman
Christina Horn
Andy Kohler
Cara Pfennigwerth
Alex Pulsipher
Carissa Stolting
Josh Wright

Pilot Light presents
Pilot Light
106 East Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915
(865) 524-8188

March 6 TBA Need help between Jackson MS and Knoxville TN

Wednesday March 5 Jackson MS
@ confirmed venue to be announced


Tuesday March 4 New Orleans LA
being in New Orleans, experiencing Mardi Gras.

Friday February 28 Mobile AL
@ Satori sound Cafe
5460 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 344-4575

Scott Bazar (Video projection and guitar)

7:30 PM show!!

Thursday February 27 Tallahassee FL
@ Office Lounge
636 McDonnell Drive - Railroad Square

Jake Legg Orchestra


Also appear before the show at Tallahassee's RADIO SHOW : WVFS, v89, 89.7FM

Wednesday February 26 Atlanta GA
@ The Goat Farm Arts Center
1200 Foster St. Atlanta, GA 30318

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Grady Cousins
Victor Pons
Isaac Anderson
Brandon Dodge
Katy Gunn
Olivia Kieffer
Benjamin Shirley
Cecilia Trode
Chris Childs
John Gregg

Eye Drum presents


NIGHT: Tuesday February 25 Columbia SC
@ Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 799-2810

8PM ---
NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Peter Hoyt
Jenie Hoffman
Nathan Halverson
Zach Cotton
Dylan Gonzales
Chau Tran
Kristen Harris
Kate Adams
Kunio Hara
Chris Johnson
Greg Stuart


DAY: Tuesday February 25 Columbia SC
@ University of South Carolina

11:40-12:55 ---
Master Class

Sunday February 23 Wilmington SC
@ Squidco
928 North 4th St., Wilmington, NC 28401
8PM show

Purchase advanced ticket at:

Saturday February 22 Chapel Hill NC
@ Night Light
405 1/2 West Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
(919) 960-6101

with: " Jeb Biship(tb) and Bob Crowmeat(Sax) "

Friday February 21 Raleigh NC
@ CAM Raleigh - Contemporary Art Museum
409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 513-0946

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Dave Menestres
Dan Partridge
Emily Leon
Lisa McQuay
Bob Crowmeat
Louis Cherry
Joey Fralin
Luke Buchanan
Chris Eubank
Bill McConaghy


Thursday February 20 Richmond VA
@ Ghost Print Gallery
220 W. Broad st, Richmond, VA

SOLO PERCUSSION and collaboration with
" Jimmy Ghaphery "

Doors open 8:30.
Music starts 9pm sharp.
Tatsuya Nakatani returns to Ghostprint Gallery for another solo set. Nakatani will also perform duo with Richmond local Jimmy Ghaphery. Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani (born in Osaka, Japan and currently based outside of Philadelphia), deftly wields his array of percussion instruments| including small metal bowls, gongs, broken cymbals, homemade bows, tom, and snare. Witnessing and listening to Tatsuya Nakatani hits on a number of intersecting sensory paths.Sliding Scale Donation $5-15 (suggested) will be used to help Tatsuya Nakatani fund this tour. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Saturday February 8 Pittsburgh PA
@ Garfield art works
4931 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 361-2262

Gong Duo with " Mike Tamburo "

The World Premiere of
Tatsuya Nakatani and Mike Tamburo Duo!
We will turn the Garfield Artworks into the Garfield Sound Chamber by filling the space with multiple gongs and tuned pieces of metal. Chairs will be arranged for different aural experiences. Guest are welcome to bring mats or blankets to lay down on. This is a long duration piece of music lasting approximately 2 hours. The space will be dense with vibration. It will be a true deep listening experience.


Friday February 7 Columbus OH
@ Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit St. Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 859-9453

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Jeff Chenault
Alison Colman
Kaswan Crossfield
Michael Alan Cundiff
TradeMark Gunderson
Samuel Hoar
Leigh Mamlin
Aaron Quinn
Steve Simula
Chris Weldon

Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2013-2014 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab presents

Thursday February 6 Cleveland OH
@ MOCA Museum of contemporary Art
11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH

Master Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani performs solo and conducts local musicians in a 10-person multiple gong orchestra! Nakatani is a true master of percussion and gongs. His live performances leave audiences all over the world completely spellbound. He is an incredibly amazing performer, and this special evening is not to be missed!! See full descriptions below.
7pm doors, 8pm concert begins - $10 General admission / $8 for MOCA Members

Presented by MOCA and the Mysterious Black Box
NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Brad Bolton
Mell Csicsila
Benjamin Hardin
Julie Hutchison
Ron Jost
Jose Alberto Luna
Amy M Mothersbaugh
James Ward Peake
Luke Rinderknecht
Dawn Witt Schroeder
Paul Stranahan



Wednesday February 5 Cleveland OH
@ Mysterious Black Box radio show 7pm-9pm WCSB 89.3fm
DJ by : Lisa Miralia


There is a GIVE AWAY ticket info at th show for February 6th MOCA show.
Stay tune!!

Tuesday February 4 Bowling Green OH
@ Bowling Green state university
1031 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43403

Tatsuya Nakatani workshop and concert
Bowling Green State University Arts Village (In Kreischer Quad)

Workshop: 4:30 pm
Concert: 8:00 pm

opening set featuring the Black Swamp Underground with Tatsuya Nakatani
+Tatsuya Nakatani solo percussion set

Both events are free and open to the public!



2 days special !!!
Thursday January 30 and Friday Janury 31
Brooklyn NY
505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11238

$10 -- due to limited capacity, we STRONGLY suggest buying tkts in advance: http://nakatani.brownpapertickets.com/

NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra


JANUARY 30th ENSEMBLE (Schedule subject to change)
John Murchison
Philip White
John Dunlap
Shin Ono
Glen Fittin
David Grollman
Bonnie FireUrchin Lambourn
Chris Pitsiokos
Bonnie Kane
Duck Bill
Pascal Niggenkemper

Kim Dooley
Mimi Lien
Wili B. Vorticez
Ingrid Laubrock
Matt Chills Tons
Ike Ufomadu
Mia Walter
Nick DeLuca
Dre Hocevar
Jochem Van Dijk
Nikaury Rodriguez

Sunday January 12 New York NY
@ Downtown Music Gallery
13 Monroe St, New York, NY 10002
(212) 473-0043


Saturday January 4 Easton PA
@ Connexions Gallery
213 Northampton St., Easton PA

With Phillip Greenlief (Sax)


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