For events held before 2021, click here.

Date: 05/13/2023
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Mazarium Lounge

May 13, 2023 @Mazarium Lounge
Sumiko Sato on piano

Tribute concert

Date: 04/21/2023
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: MAZARIUM Lounge (Morioka Bus Center 3F)

April 21,2023 @Mazarium Lounge

Sumiko Sato on piano

2023 Art and Culture Lectures@Morioka Ueda Community Center

Start date: 01/14/2023
End date: 01/28/2023
All-day event
Location: Ueda Community Center, Morioka

(Sumiko will be the lecturer for the Session 2 and 3.)

Music of “Joy and Sorrow”
Date: Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, 2023
Venue: Ueda Community Center, Morioka
Session 1: Music of Joy and Sorrow as Heard by Araebisu” (SP record appreciation and lecture)
Lecturer: Masashi Iwasaki, Director of Nomura Kodo & Araebisu Memorial Museum
Session 2 (January 21) “Why are we sad? Why are our hearts so excited (lecture and performance) Lecturer: Shumiko Sato
Session 3 (January 28) “Techniques of Composition and Arrangement, Expressions of Joy and Expressions of Sadness (lecture and performance)”
Lecturer: Sumiko Sato

Contact: 019-654-2333 Attn: Hiroshi Miyoshi, Mitsuru Sasaki

Christmas Concert

Date: 12/25/2022
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: MAZARIUM Lounge (Morioka Bus Center 3F)

December 25 (Sun.) 2:00 p.m.~, 7:00 p.m.~
Admission Free(Minimum one drink purchase per person required.)
Performed by:Sumiko Sato (Piano)
Christmas Music, classical, jazz, original compositions and arrangements.

House concert

Date: 11/05/2022
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: 53 Pleasant View Drive, Winthrop

Saturday, November 5

at 53 Pleasant View Drive, Winthrop

Hospitality will begin at 5 p.m., with the music to follow.

Suggested donation: $25/person

Composers & Improvisers Workshop Reunion Concert

Date: 11/03/2022
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center

Special performance by Composers & Improvisers coming up this week.
If you happen to be in the Seattle area, come see us and listen to diverse contemporary music and improvisations.
It will be a fun, exciting night for sure!

Jack Straw Cultural Center’s 60th Anniversary Reunion Thursday, November 3, 7pm

Suggested donation: $5-$15

Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th floor, Seattle, WA

Join us for a special evening of performance featuring members of the Composers & Improvisers Workshop.
The group, which was open to participation to anyone interested in developing their skills and collaborating with other musicians, presented regularly at Jack Straw in the late 1990s.
Workshop alumni Lynette Westendorf, Sumiko Sato, Jim Knodle, Kenny Mandell, Don Berman, Steve Griggs, Charles Hiestand, Casey James, Elizabeth Strauss, and others will perform newly composed works and improvisations in a variety of combinations.
Leanna Keith (flute), Steve Griggs (Soprano Saxophone), Casey James (Alto Saxophone), Charles Hiestand (Bass Guitar), Don Berman (Drums),will perform “Sotoyama Trail” by Sumiko and with herself (piano).


Masatoshi Nakano FIVE SAXOPHONE JAZZ CONCERT – In Memory of Shiwa, My Mother’s Hometown

Date: 10/30/2022
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kodo Nomura Araebisu Museum Hall

Doors open 14:30
Concert begins at 15:00
Admission free, 50 seats on a first-come, first-served basis (numbered tickets available)

Piano: Masatoshi Nakano
Bass: Taishi Aoki
Drums: Yotaro Imamura
AltoSax: Kangi
AltoSax: Sachiyo Nayuki
TenorSax: Yoshikazu Inomata
TenorSax: Tatsuro Kikumoto
BaritoneSax: Masayuki Kamei

Maki Munehisa

Special Appearance
Piano: Sumiko Sato

For inquiries, please call 090-6452-4789

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2022 Kenjisai

Date: 09/21/2022
Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Hanamaki Cultural Center

Kenjisai or Kenji Miyazawa Memorial after three-year hiatus.
Sumiko will accompany the chorus for the songs written by Kenji.

Fuji University Open Class “Thinking from Kenji Miyazawa Vol. 11 “

Date: 06/20/2022
Time: 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Fuji University

Fuji University Open Class “Thinking from Kenji Miyazawa
Vol. 11 “Kenji Miyazawa and Music
 ~Kenji Miyazawa and Music” – Musical works by Kenji himself” –   
 Composer, performer, music educator, Sumiko Sato  *Online streaming

Date and Time: Monday, June 20, 2022, 14:15-15:45 (4th period)
Venue: Fuji University, Bldg. 5, 1F, Stair Classroom
We will inform you on this page when it is open to the public.
(To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the lecture will not be open to the outside public at this time.)
*The lecture will be broadcast on Hanamaki Cable TV. (Broadcasting dates and times: Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.)
*To watch the online streaming, click here → “Fuji University Public Relations Channel – YouTube“.
If you are interested in attending the lecture, please contact Fuji University General Affairs & Supervision Dept. TEL: 0198-23-6221


Date: 06/03/2022
All-day event
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon

On June 3, Sumiko will be presenting an improvisation on Virtual Listening Program between 9 and 10 a.m.
When: June 2-4, 2022
Where: Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon
website: 2022 Conference | International Alliance for Women in Music (
full schedule:
Hosted by Oregon State University on their campus between June 2 through 4, 2022, the International Alliance for Women in Music, in association with OSU’s College of Liberal Arts and the Office of Academic Affairs, the conference will be an in-person event with virtual satellite events from across the globe.
This conference will bring together people (women AND men) who celebrate Women in Music and challenge, and transform our future with cutting-edge music, music technology, and innovative scholarship resulting in increased visibility, opportunities, and connections. We are creating a collective and community-based cultural happening to elevate, celebrate, and situate female and female identified creatives in music with all kinds of experiences, from all different places and music-making spaces.The submissions included those taking risks to chart new ground, unheard voices advocating for sound practitioners and makers; those reimagining equity and inclusion in the world of making music and curation, and those reaching back to advocate for students, friends, colleagues, and the next generation.

International Alliance For Women in Music: Call & (HER) Response:
Music in The Time of Change

June 2-4, 2022

Oregon State University & Online