11/9-10th Shinjuku Trad Jazz Festival 2019 Timetable & Map



This is the best jazz festival for swing dancers in Japan taking place in the afternoon on November 9th and 10th, 2019.  Several hundred jazz musicians to perform at 27 venues both indoors and outdoors in the area of Shinjuku 2&3 Chome.  They will play traditional jazz, New Orleans jazz, dixieland jazz, swing jazz, blues, R&B, soul, jump blues and so on.  It’s free of charge and no pre-signup is needed if you enjoy dancing at the outdoor venues. We have many international swing dancers there every year.   There will be After Hours Jam Session on the 10th at Kusuo where many good jazz musicians from the festival will do their powerful jam sessions.   You should not miss them!

毎年、世界から大勢のスウィングダンサーが集まる、新宿トラッドジャズフェスティバル。特に、マルイメン屋上会場(#21)はとても広くで踊りやすく、またうれしいことにジャズフェス のトップミュージシャンたちが出演します。しかも #21を含む屋外会場 (#21-17) は入場無料。10日の日程終了後、#3の会場「九州男」にて、出演ミュージシャンの壮絶なジャムセッション、After Hours も開催されますので、どうぞお見逃しなく!

General Information in Japanese


12:00-16:30 pm
新宿トラッドジャズフェスティバル 2018

両日とも屋外会場(#21-#27 の7会場)は無料です。#1-20は屋内の有料会場です


#21 OI 新宿マルイメン屋上(本イベントの主要バンドが出演する広い屋上で、たくさんのダンサーが集合します)#21 会場のGoogl map はこちら

#24 東急ステイ新宿前特別会場
#25 お祭り広場
#23 呑者家本店前 (若干スペースがある程度)
#22,26,27 の各「街角」は、街角で軽くジャズが流れるという趣旨。どれも小構成で踊るという雰囲気も微妙

一方、#1-#20 の有料会場のほとんど全ては踊るスペースがありません。


#25 Last year

#25 Last year

General Information in English

The best jazz festival in Japan for lindyhoppers!
Free of Charge(*)

12:00-16:30 pm
November 9th & 10th, 2019
Shinjuku Trad Jazz Festival 2019

(*)There are 27 venues in this jazz festival in which the outdoor venues from #21 to #27 below are free of charge.

#21 Roof top of Shinjuku Marui Men (Men’s outfit store): Good bands of the festival will perform and there is a big dance space here. More than 200 dancers can dance to the bands. Googl map of #21 is HERE.

#24: 5-6 pairs can dance here.
#25: 5-6 pairs can dance here.
#22,26,27:  1-2 pairs might be able to dance here.

Venues from #1 to #20: You need tickets to enter.  No chance to dance there.  Indoor venues for listeners.

#21 Last year’s roof top of Marui Men’s department store

#25 Last year

Details 詳細

両日のタイムテーブルの詳細はこちら #1 – #27 (jpeg)
All the timetable #1 to #27 on the 9th and 10th of November in jpeg images.

Swing dancers のためのオススメ3会場のタイムテーブル
Timetables of selected three venues for swing dancers. 

Day-1&2 in Jpeg images

イベント会場の地図  Map of the festival

Facebook links

FB event (Shinjuku Trad Jazz Festival: Dancers’ Information by TSDS)

FB group of the TSDS
FB page of the TSDS

FB event about brass band’s parades in this jazz festival by the One Time Brass Band
FB page of Shinjuku Trad Jazz Festival by the organizer
FB event of After Hours of Shinjuku Trad Jazz Festival

Organizer’s website 実行委員会のサイト

Hiro’s picks for lindyhoppers:

On the 9th

    • 12:00 #25 Nami Ikeda and Her Quartet, Nami is one of the most powerful jazz singers in Japan.
    • 12:00 #21 Trumpet Summit featuring 9 trumpeters in this band. Very powerful sounds. 
    • 13:00 #21 Dixie Castle featuring Ken Aoki, a super banjo player.
    • 14:00 #26 One Time Brass Band, a NOLA style brass band
    • 15:00 #21 Natsuko Furukawa & Her Soul Food Cafe, NOLA jazz and very friendly for lindyhoppers. You should not miss this highlight of the day for dance.
    • 15:50 #21 Hajime Kobayashi and His Organ Jam, Hajime is the best organ player in Japan and good for swing dancers too.
    • 16:00 #25 Hatchatrian Band, NOLA jazz and Charleston dancers’ friendly sounds
    • 14:00 #9 NADNYE (要チケット&リスニング会場) Yoko Noge(シカゴ)、Sam Burckhardt(シカゴ)、古川奈都子 + BMQ  

On the 10th

    • 12:00 #25 Shigeru, Makoto & Kyoichi with Friends, This band will feature three very wonderful tenner men.  Must be very swingin’ sounds and good for swing dancers.
    • 12:00 #21 Clarinet Summit, featuring 6 clarinet players in this unit.  If you like sounds of clarinet jazz, never miss it.
    • 13:00 #21 Dixie Ichiza, one of very good dixieland jazz bands in Tokyo.
    • 14:00 #21 Yuka Deguchi and Her Quintet, Yuka is one of best young powerful jazz singers in Japan and the band members are also young & very good.  It will be a highlight of the Day-2 for dancers. Never miss it!
    • 15:00 #21 Saxophone Summit, featuring top 9 saxophonists in this festival.  Enjoy swingin’ unique ‘big band’ sounds more than usual big band ones.
    • 15:30 #21 Hajime Kobayashi and His Organ Jam, Again Hajime’s organ jam band with different band members.  Never miss it!
    • 15:50 #8 池林房(要チケット&リスニング会場)Yoko Noge(シカゴ)、Sam Burckhardt(シカゴ)、古川奈都子 カルテット
Related Jazz Event followed by Day-2 of Shinjuku Trad Jazz Festival

After Hours Jam Session at #3 Kusuo, Shinjuku
17:30-20:00pm, November 10th
Google map HERE

新宿トラッドジャズ アフターアワーズ ジャムセッション@九州男

毎年恒例、新宿トラッドジャズのミュージシャンの打ち上げを兼ねた壮絶なジャムセッション。壮絶すぎて形容出来ないのですが、毎年、これを楽しみにしている本物のジャズ好きなスウィングダンサー多し。まるで核融合反応か何かのようで、新宿TJFのイキのいい凄腕ミュージシャンを濃いゲイバーに詰め込むと、大爆発を起こす、というか。屈強な新宿警察のみなさまも、「静かにしてくださいねぇ〜❤️」と一回はライブを覗きに来られます。なお登録ダンサー(TSDS Hiroに当日マルイメン屋上#21でお尋ねください)はミュージシャン価格で入場できる特典付き!これを見逃す手はないです。 予約不要。九州男の場所は #3

There will be an after-hours jam session followed by the Jazz Festival starting at 17:30 on the 10th at #3 Kusuo where many jazz musicians will join from the festival to enjoy their powerful jam sessions.   No sign-up is needed.  If you are a registered swing dancer of the festival (Ask Hiro of the TSDS for this at the venue #21 on the 10th.), you can save 500 yen from the regular price 1,500 yen.  So, as a result 1000 yen with one drink ticket. You should not miss this too!   

FB event of After Hours of STJF2019

#3 At the Kusuo