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Yoshio & Keiko Toyama & the Dixie Saints

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Yoshio & Keiko Toyama
Yoshio Toyama Japanese Satchmo! ( Trumpet & Vocal)
   Keiko Toyama (Piano & Banjo)

Yoshio Toyama, Satchmo of Japan singing What a Wonderful World, Youtube


Know as Japanese Satchmo.
Yoshio Toyama ,born 1944 Tokyo, starten playing trumpet in junior high, played and studied jazz in Waseda University New Orleans Jazz Club. Keiko Toyama was also a member of the club, playing piano and banjo.

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After graduating, started working for isurance company, but meeting with great Satchmo who let Yoshio play his horn, changed their lives. Toyamas decided to live in New Orleans to study jazz, aboard Brajil Maru, Mitsui OSK lines, left for USA 1967 , studied jazz in New Orleans for 5 years, also toured Europe & USA 1971-72,joining British jazz band, Barry Martin All Stars.


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Since 1975, Toyamas have been active with their Yoshio Toyama & the Dixie Saints.
Also wrote articles on Jazz Magazine, Swing Journal regularly.
Since the opening of Tokyo Disneyland, Toyama & the Dixie Saints was the most popular band in Fantasyland and New Orleasn Square, Adventurland. They were popular attraction on board riverboat SS Mark Twain also. The band was steady full time until 2006 for 23 years. Now the band is featured at Ikspiari of Tokyo Disney resort occasionally.
Have appeared on many TV programs and Jazz Concerts in Japan.
Also have appeared over 25 Jazz Festivals in USA, including Los Angeles Classic Jazz Festival, Sweet & Hot Jazz, Satchmo SummerFest.

In 1994 Toyamas started Louis Armstrong Fan Club, called Nihon Louis Armstrong Kyoukai( Wonderful World Jazz Foundation) 日本ルイ・アームストロング協会
To say Thank you to Jazz, which is America's nicest present to the whole World, and also thanks to people of USA and New Orleans who were so kind to them, Toyama's Foundation started present of musicical instruments to children of New Orleans( who many times live surrounded by guns & drugs) , with slogan "Horns for Guns" . As Louis Armstrong shot pistol when he was 12, sent to reform school where he met trumpet, and lived his great life as Jazz King, Toyamas wished sending horns to children of New Orleans will change their lives.
In 18 years, over 780 horns reached hands of children.
United Arilines "Hemispheres" MAY 2010
INSTRUMENTS to CHANGE


International Herald Tribune
The Asahi Shinbun
Riviving Memories of Satchmo's New Orleans


Japan Times artcle
Dixieland Duo's Wonderful World

Japanese Satchmo
New Orleans Times Piacayune


Yoshio Toyama , Satchmo of Japan
New Orleans Times Picayune 2012,August


Our Jazz, Satchmo and New Orleans

Since 2003, Dixie Saints have been regular at New Orleans' Satchmo SummerFest' 10 years in a row.

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Yoshio Toyama is also known as only one 16mm film collection of Jazz Films( which captured jazz scenes 1929-1967).
Has written books:
When the Saints Go Marchin in( toujusha)
New Orleans Koushikyoku (March) (Touseisha)
Holyland :New Orleans, Saint Louis Armstrong(Toseisha)

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with Wynton Marsalis

Yoshio Toyama's Vocal is know as one of THE BEST Louis Armstrong in the World.
Many CDs and LPs from Nippon Columbia, King, GHB(USA) Jazzology(USA).
Has appeared on the most popular NHK National Broadcast's program "Minna no Uta" had two hit numbers "Dixie Wonderland", and Soratobu Kujira( Flying Whale).
Also have recording for Disney song in Japanese,"Zip-a-dee doo dah".

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