Jazz Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno to Play First Live Performance in Three Years

Shunzo Ohno: Metamorphosis

Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Joe’s Pub – 425 Lafayette Place (at Astor Place)

Admission: $20

See award-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Shunzo Ohno at Joe’s Pub, his first live performance in three years.

About Shunzo Ohno

Born in Gifu, Japan, the New York-based Shunzo Ohno composes songs that explore recovery, transformation, and the regenerative power of hope. Having experienced his mother’s suicide, a serious car accident, and Stage IV throat cancer, his recovery process revealed possibilities beyond the adversity. In response to the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Northeastern Japan, he has produced albums dedicated to recovery. In addition, he visited the devastated area every year from 2011 through 2020.

The documentary short Never Defeated: The Shunzo Ohno Story describes how, despite his accident and cancer diagnosis, Ohno persevered.

Critically Acclaimed Career

Ohno is known for touring and recording with legendary American Jazz masters throughout the USA and internationally. He has recorded traditional Japanese folk songs side by side with American Jazz music, emerging as one of the most influential Japanese/American Jazz composers, building bridges of a shared cultural power. His award-winning albums and compositions received acclaimed global recognition, in addition to two Grammy Award-winning albums, ISC Grand Prize, John Lennon SWC, and much more.

Shunzo Ohno. Photo by Mike Esperanza.

New Works

Live at Joe’s Pub, Ohno’s Metamorphosis performance is the premiere of his new works, with his distinguished Jazz Collective Ensemble and the Lotus Chamber Music Collective, performing innovative and favorite compositions.

There is a two-drink or $12 food minimum per person. To purchase tickets, please visit Joe’s Pub’s website.