Takao Ito (drums)
Yusuke Orita (trumpet) Junnosuke Fujita (saxophone) Tomitaka Sekiya (bass) Daisuke Takeuchi (keyboards)
TRI4TH is a jazz quintet formed in Tokyo in 2006.
Unlike your ordinary jazz band, this one is composed of a horn section that dances all over the stage, a bassist that throws his upright bass into the air as he plays, a fast and precise keyboardist, and a drummer who really knows how to hype up a crowd.
Known for their electrifying performance, they have been selling out venues and playing at the most prestigious music festivals such as Franceʼs Jazz Vienne, Denmarkʼs Copenhagen Jazz festival, and Japanʼs Summer Sonic.
Itʼd actually be a gross understatement on their talent to say they are “just a jazz band”. They bring an interesting mixture of vastly contrasting genres such as punk, rock, ska, and many other. You can hear their diversity in their cover of RANCIDʼs Time Bomb.
TRI4TH is definitely one of the must see bands in Japan.