DNR Sessions

Genzo Okabe

TEAROOM | GRATIS

Genzo plays a Gottsu Sepia Tone VI mouthpiece.

The coming months the Nieuwe Regentes will have live music every Wednesday night at 9pm. Each week a different group of musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds will be performing for you on an improvised stage in the Tearoom. Come have a drink and enjoy this wonderful weekly event together with us. See you soon!

Born in Tokyo, Genzo moved to Italy at the age of twenty, where he studied classical saxophone at the Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia and jazz saxophone at the Conservatorio di Musica “Santa Cecilia” di Roma. Moving to the Netherlands, he founded the Okabe Family in 2009. In his first album as a leader, Okabe Family (OAP Records, 2013), he demonstrated his insights in composition and arrangements as well as unique sense of creativity. His polished skill of performance was presented both in the Netherlands and through the Band’s first Japan tour. Having accomplished his master’s degree in Jazz Saxophone at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague in 2014, Genzo re-interpreted and incorporated the essence of old pre-jazz music into new contemporary sound in his second album, Second Line.

Genzo plays a Gottsu Sepia Tone VI mouthpiece.

Genzo Okabe Trio with
Genzo Okabe - alto sax
Timothy Benchet - piano
Steven Willem Zwanink - bass