Archive for July, 2007

More maps of residences in Minato Ward

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Over 20 new maps of residences have been updated in areas around Roppongi, Hiroo and Azabu-Juban. We will continue to add maps in this category.

English – Minato Ward Residence Maps
Japanese – 港区レジデンス地図


Monday, July 16th, 2007


日本語 – 港区レジデンス
English – Minato Ward Residence

Shiba Park Added

Monday, July 9th, 2007

We have added Shiba Park to our list of major parks. Below is a list.

Shiba Park
Yoyogi Park Event Area
Yoyogi Park
Ueno Park
Hibiya Park

Remember we also have maps of many of the smaller parks in Minato Ward. Great meeting spots. Just enter into our search box “park (area name)” and you should get a list. For example “park azabu” Give it a try!

Rie FURUSE performing at JZ-Brat! – 7月24日(Tuesday)

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

DSC 571 Rie FURUSE performing at JZ Brat!   7月24日(Tuesday)
Rie FURUSE, a vocalist who is getting well established on the world stage is gonna appear at JZ-Brat.
Some of the top musicians in town will join her to play cool & funky tunes for your pleasure!
You will be dazzled by Jazz, Funk, Latin and popular music performed by this unique ensemble.
There will be something for everybody.
So come along and enjoy yourself in style at this chic venue!

Further detail :

Date : 7/24 Tue.
Venue : JZ-Brat (5mins. walk from Shibuya stn. South Exit. Cerulean
- URL :
- Access : English Map & Japanese Map

*Reservation, inquiry : Bookings are made on a “First come, first served”, so please reserve soon to get a good seat!
TEL : 03-5728-0168

Shows : Doors Open 17:30
1st / Start 19:00 – 20:00
2nd / Start 20:30 – 21:30
Music Charge : 4,200 yen (The music charge covers both shows.)

Members : Rie FURUSE (vo) Kei Shibata (p) Gregg Lee (b) Mark DeRose (ds) Andy Wulf (sax)

>Member Profile<

Vocals; Rie FURUSE – She’s been studying with the renowned vocalist, Diva Gray (a former member of Chic).
She has worked with the pianist Rafael Alcala (known for his work with Manhattan Transfer) and the famed lyricist Chris Mosdell (Sarah Brightman, Eric Clapton). Rie had a successful tour in Hawaii earlier this year and is getting well established on the world stage.

Piano; Kei Shibata – Kei has toured with Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie etc. and worked with many other top musicians.

Bass; Gregg Lee – Gregg is a 6string bass player. He played with J.P.
Morgan, Greg Evigan, Buddy Miles,
Gabor Szabo and others. In 1980 after “Caldera” disbanded, Gregg came to Japan.

Drums; Mark DeRose – Born in NYC. Mark has performed with many artists throughout Japan including Hino Terumasa, Don Alias and Lew Tabakin etc. He also appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival with his group ‘DANOBI’. He started the new trend in jazz-inspired Asian world music here in Japan.

Sax; Andy Wulf – Born in Canada. Andy has performed with such jazz luminaries as Reggie Workman, Kenny Wheeler, Robin Eubanks, and Anthony Braxton. One of the busiest saxophonists in town!




Date : 7/24 Tue.
Venue : JZ-Brat(渋谷駅南口より徒歩5分、東急セルリアンホテル内)
- URL :
- Access : English Map & Japanese Map

Shows : Open 17:30 1st / Start 19:00 – 20:00 2nd / Start 20:30 – 21:30 Music Charge : 4,200 yen(通し可)
Members : 古瀬 里恵 (vo) Kei Shibata (p) Gregg Lee (b) Mark DeRose (ds) Andy Wulf (sax)

*ご予約、お問い合わせ : お席はご予約順の決定となります。お
JZ-Brat (TEL : 03-5728-0168)

*Rie FURUSE’s Official Web-site


Vocals; 古瀬 里恵 (Rie FURUSE) – 今年の4月
現在、シックのオリジナルメンバーDiva Grayに師事し、グロー

Piano; Kei Shibata – ハービー・ハンコック、ディジー・ガレスピー

Bass; Gregg Lee – 日本では数少ない6弦ベースプレーヤー。80年、

Drums; Mark DeRose – NY出身。幅広いジャンルで活躍し、来日後は小

Sax; Andy Wulf – カナダ出身。現在スタジオ/ライブミュージシャン