Satomi Yarimizo Quartet @ the Dragon Upstairs featuring Abe Lagrimas Jr.

Saturday July 19, 9 p.m. -
Great drummer, Abe Lagrimas Jr. is visiting from Los Angeles.
Cannot wait to play with him again this Saturday. Come join us!


Intervew from Japanese FM radio station@ the Dragon Upstairs

Saturday June 7

I have got an interview from FM radio station and it will run in 25 FM stations network in Japan from the end of June. :)


Bop Tribal, Recording at PCCC

Monday June 2, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. @Pearl City Cultural Center

It was such a long day!
It was a live recording on the big stage with no audience.

DeShannon, Reggie and Abe

Shawn and Satomi, playing "Jellyfish"



DeShannon and Reggie

Video crews of JHM productions and director/editor of web-burger.com


Everybody on the big stage

Recording engineers, Fred and Eric

Bop Tribal
Reggie Padilla (saxophone)
DeShannon Higa (trumpet)
Satomi Yarimizo (piano)
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (drums)
Shawn Conley (bass)

Everybody did a great job.
Lots of mahalo!
I hope we can produce a good CD/videos.

Photos are taken by my good friend, Ron. Thank you very much!


BOP TRIBAL, Preview/Fundraising @ the Dragon Upstairs

Thursday May 29, 8:00 - 11:00 PM@ the Dragon Upstairs

It was a epic night we never forget.
So many people came to the Dragon to support our project.
Lots of thanks and aloha to everybody!

We played all our original songs which we will record on June 2.

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (drums), Satomi Yarimizo (piano), Shawn Conley (bass),
DeShannon Higa (trumpet), Reggie Padilla (tenor saxophone)

We also video-shot. We all sweat with the strong and very bright lighting.

Satomi Yarimizo (piano)
DeShannon Higa (trumpet)
Reggie Padilla (tenor saxophone)
Shawn Conley (bass)
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (drums)

Set List:
There will never be another you (warm up)
One Bad Song a Day / Reggie Padilla
Manoa Mist / DeShannon Higa
Flowers Smell Better in June / DeShannon Higa
Melancholic Toes / Satomi Yarimizo
Jellyfish /DeShannon Higa
Bop Triabl / DeShannon Higa
Honeycreeper 2 / Satomi Yarimizo
Tune 4 April / Reggie Padilla
Tipsy Island / Satomi Yarimizo
One The Edge / DeShannon Higa
Love Beautiful / DeShannon Higa
Lemon Flavored Suede Shoes / Reggie Padilla

Sponsor : Hank Taufaasau and the Dragon Upstairs
Photographer : Aaron Yoshino http://honozooloo.com/
Live Recording : Johan Montero


Rehearsal for the recording project 2

Thursday May 29 afternoon

It was really hot day both musically and on the high temperature.
We did a final rehearsal before the recording.

Video crews came and shot us to make videos.


Rehearsal for the recording project

Monday May 26, afternoon.

We, Bop Tribal, are planning to produce a CD and video clips (or possibly a DVD) spending a full-day on recording next Monday, June 2nd. We will record our original compositions. We rehearsed this afternoon and all songs are sounding great. These include varieties from swing, Dixie, Latin, Ballad, Straight 8th jazz, Funky jazz, Waltz, 6/4 straight 8th jazz, Modern Bebop, Funk Rock to 5/4 waltz-- and all of these will showcase our music.

We are going to have a preview/fundraising show this Thursday May 29, 8:00 p.m. at the Dragon Upstairs.
Please come and join us this Thursday.

Lots of people will help us. Our good friend, Johann, will record us live. We hired 2 pro video crews and 1 photographer, too. We will also be video-shot and photo-shot at our next rehearsal on May 29 afternoon.
I am hoping we can make good music video clips as well as a great CD.


BOP TRIBAL @ the Dragon Upstairs

Saturday May 24, 8:30 p.m. -

flyer, made by DeShannon

Special guest, Shawn Conley

DeShannon and Reggie

The back view of the band

Special guest, Diane Rubio


Stafford Hunter @ the Dragon Upstairs

Saturday May 17, 8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Special Show

Stafford Hunter (trombone) visiting from New York!
Satomi Yarimizo (piano)
Reggie Padilla (tenor saxophone)
Jon Hawes (bass)
Justin James (drums)

and conglaturations on your engagement, Stafford!


Writing and practicing...

lots of time. I want 48 hours a day. :-(


George Young and Gabe Baltazar @ Honolulu Club

Wednesday May 14, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Gabe Baltazar, Stafford Hunter sitting-in from NY and George Young
Honolulu Clube was packed with lots of jazz fans.

Two Jazz Legends!
Visiting Artist! George Young (tenor sax), Gabe Baltazar (alto sax), Noel Okimoto (drums), Dean Taba (bass), Robert Shinoda (guitar)

George Young's credits include: Dizzy Gilespie Band, Paul Simon Band, The NY / LA Dream Band, The Rolling Stones, many more...
Gabe Baltazar toured extensively and recorded as lead alto with the Stan Kenton Band.

Honolulu Club
ph# 543 3900