Sumida Street Jazz Festival

Sumida Street Jazz Festival

The second edition of Sumida Ward's weekend jazz summit sees performances spread across 30-odd indoor and outdoor stages in Kinshicho and nearby Oshiage – all of them completely free. The main stage is in Kinshi Park, just north of Kinshicho Station, which is where veteran jazz singer Mari Nakamoto and rocking guitar/vocal duo Fried Pride will headline on Saturday and Sunday evening, respectively. If most of the other names on the bill will likely only be familiar to regular frequenters of the capital's jazz dives, the prospect of seeing so much music in the space of a single afternoon – and paying absolutely nothing for the privilege – is a tempting one.

See the Sumida Street Jazz Festival website for a map of all the venues.

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