Orbiturtle with Yoshio Suzuki
April 2014, JapaN
June 2015, Japan
October 2016, Australia
After the debut album Sakura (2014) and several tours of Japan and New Zealand, Orbiturtle were overjoyed to welcome to Australia renowned Japanese bassist Yoshio Suzuki - a former member of drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, sideman with Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins and nephew of the founder of the Suzuki method.
This project was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Japan Foundation and the Cowra/Japan Foundation.
This tour comprised of a series of concerts and masterclasses in NSW including in rural centers such as Dubbo and in Cowra with our partners at the Japanese Gardens. ABC Central West were kind enough to welcome us into their studios for an interview with Yoshio and the Sydney Conservatorium hosted a masterclass: