Author Archives: Gary

Feed The Blue Whale

As many of you who get my emails and read this blog already know, I’ve been a pretty strong advocate for Blue Whale, a new club that quietly opened up in Downtown LA about a year ago.  Tucked away in … Continue reading

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GF3 performs at 7th+Fig “Jazz For the Holidays” series Tuesday 12/7 at Noon

We have a rare weekday performance this Tuesday at noon in Downtown LA.  GF3 has been invited to perform in a holiday jazz series sponsored by ArtsBrookfield.  We will be doing a 45-minute set, opening for a great band, NYC-based … Continue reading

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Asian American Music Festival this Saturday

Asian American Music Festival, Movement 2 (Generations) Saturday, October 16, 1:30pm DIRECT LINK FOR TICKETS TO THIS SHOW Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), 90012 GF3 – Gary Fukushima, piano; … Continue reading

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GF3, Jon Jang, Pan Asian Arkestra w/ Taiko Project @ Asian American Music Festival 2010

It’s hard to believe that almost a whole year has passed since we embarked on what we first thought was to be a little series of shows among friends, only to see it blossom into a beautiful musical event that … Continue reading

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Get Your Chops Back Jazz Combo 2010 @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Thursday 9/23

For the past three months I’ve spent every other Saturday or so working with Active Arts at the Music Center, teaching a series of workshops geared towards adults who played music at one time and are looking to take it … Continue reading

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GF3 @ Cafe Metropol Friday 9/3

The trio has been blessed this summer with an unusual plethora of playing opportunities.  One of the side effects of that is we are sounding pretty kick-ass as of late, which is a good thing as we plan our debut … Continue reading

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Birthdays

Tuesday was Jesslyn’s 1st birthday.  For her birthday I got her a flat screen TV.  We actually needed to get the TV because our old one will no longer fit in our living room once my birthday present arrives, in … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wine Bars, Weekends and Wurlitzers

Thanks to those of you who came out last weekend to see our trio show at Cafe Metropol.  For a last minute booking, we actually brought in quite a few folks, and the owners were happy with both the music … Continue reading

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GF3 @ Cafe Metropol Friday 7/30

Cafe Metrople is a 1937 film about a Paris nightclub of the same name.  The owner of the club in order to avoid being sent to jail for embezzlement cooks up an elaborate scheme to conscript an equally unscrupulous but … Continue reading

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playing w/ III (feat. Walter Smith III) for LAJC Summer Jazz Festivial 2010 @ The Blue Whale

The Blue Whale is the rarest of creatures.  This creature is so rare you may only find a handful of them throughout the world, and if you come across one of them by accident consider yourself lucky.  Some of them … Continue reading

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