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Yaz Band

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Yaz Band - A native of Osaka Japan, Yasuyuki "YAZ" Takagi came to NYC in 1992 and formed YAZ BAND in 2002. The band is a four-piece group which plays classic R&B songs written by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and Marvin Gaye as well as original instrumental tunes influenced by Grover Washington, Jr., Maceo Parker, and The Crusaders.

With MUNY, Yaz Band performs at a number of train and subway stations. Yaz Band was featured on Subway Idol and numerous Cable TV programs as well as live on WBAI FM and at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival in 2005.

 

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