BBTBERKELEY BUDDHIST TEMPLE

Renowned jazz drummer Akira Tana and acclaimed Hawaiian musician Bruce Hamada along with legendary bass guitarist Tony Saunders and vocalist Misa Malone will headline the entertainment at the 64th annual Satsuki Bazaar and Arts Festival on Sunday, May 19, at the Berkeley Buddhist Temple.

Tony Saunders Misa Malone Saunders is one of the nation's top bass guitarists and has performed in the genres of jazz, gospel and world music. He is a composer, arranger and music producer and is the head of his own studio, Y-Not Muzik. Saunders has performed and recorded with some of the world's greatest musicians including Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Stevie Wonder and David Crosby.
Misa Malone is an exceptional vocalist who is best known as a long-running cast member of the iconic San Francisco revue "Beach Blanket Babylon."

Akira TanaBruce Hamada Acclaimed jazz bassist and singer Bruce Hamada of Hawaii will perform with renowned jazz drummer Akira Tana. Hamada performed for more than 20 years at the Halekulani Hotel Lewer's Lounge in Honolulu. He has performed with the Honolulu Symphony and has worked with artists including Rosemary Clooney, Michael McDonald, Bernadette Peters and Michael Feinstein. He has been part of the opening act for Diana Krall in Honolulu and has toured extensively throughout Japan several times.
Akira Tana, son of the late Berkeley Buddhist Temple minister Rev. Daisho Tana, has established himself as one of the most sought-after drummers on the international jazz scene. Tana has performed with Lena Horne, The Manhattan Transfer, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, among many others, with performances on more than 100 recordings. more …


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