Vibrant, eclectic & truly original, the multi-GRAMMY nominated Hiroshima creates a musical world all its own. The intoxicating mix of traditional Japanese folk music & instruments interwoven with Jazz, R&B, Salsa & more has been a pioneering voice in contemporary music since the 1970’s. After 30 years and 4 million records sold worldwide, they continue to make their unique mix of East meets West their signature sound.  Case in point, their brand new CD, J-Town Beat begins with “Red Buddha” a raucous journey that encompasses koto, shamisen, shakuhachi, taiko and all manner of Japanese percussion mixed with jazz, techno, funk and festival.   The songs of J-Town Beat then wind their way through Euro-Samba, Quiet Storm, Funkjazz – the gamut of musical diversity that is Hiroshima. The CD ends with the poignant vocal ballad, “Days Gone By,” the rock salsa, “Cruisin J-Town” (climbing the Jazz singles charts) and ends with the timeless “To Say Goodbye.”  “In my humble opinion, I believe this may be Hiroshima’s best album yet!”  – David Munoz, jazz host KQXT/Q191.9 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS  #2 in Jazztrax 2013 year-end Top Ten  And if you like Hiroshima’s records you will LOVE seeing them LIVE!!  June’s koto playing will touch your soul!   ABOUT THE BAND The Los Angeles-based ensemble is lead by Dan Kuramoto (woodwinds, producer/ composer) and the virtuoso, June Kuramoto (“the world¹s greatest koto player”- Stanley Clark), Kimo Cornwell (piano/ keyboards/composer — formerly with Al Jarreau and Maze), Danny Yamamoto (drums/percussion — original member) and Dean Cortez (bass—formerly with Boz Scaggs)