Stance Tongue ‘No.179’

No. 179 composed by Hiroaki Takabatake

Stance Tongue:
Yumi Nakamura (sax)
Eizo Koganezaka (gt)
Hiroaki Takabatake (key)
Atsutomo Ishigaki (ba)
Nobukazu Katagiri (dr)

Stance Tounge

Formed in 2014, Stance Tongue is an instrumental jazzfunk band, centered in Nagoya. Based around each members individuality and musical experience in funk, pop, rock, loud music, jazz and classical music etc., Stance Tongue’s inimitable sound is not to be missed!
Stance Tongue debut CD is released on August 26th 2017.

Yumi Nakamura

Yumi Nakamura has been playing the electone since her childhood and started to play the saxophone from the age of thirteen. She started playing jazz after entering university. Yumi studied jazz saxophone from Manteru Nonoda.
After graduating from university, Yumi Nakamura is currently performing in the Tokai area of Japan as a member of various jazz big bands, in addition to her own band.

Eizo Koganezaka

Born in Nagoya, 1987.
Eizo Koganezaka started playing the guitar at the age of fourteen, and started his musical activities at the age of fifteen, forming his own band. At seventeen, he began to study musical technique centered around jazz and music theory in earnest, from a Jazz guitarist. Building up his musical experience in various genres such as Jazz、Blues、Funk、Soul/R&B、Rock and Pops, by performing in bands, sessions and as a support musician at live concerts, Eizo began his professional music career in 2008.
In the same year, Eizo joined the instrumental band “Act Kadenza”,centered around the music of the tsugaru shamisen. Upon the release of their album, he performed in a Japanese nationwide tour, appeared on Japanese television and radio and also performed overseas in Hawaii on a seven day concert tour.
Eizo currently takes an active part in both major and indie artists concerts and recordings, in addition to his own band, live sessions,Big Band, and musical band support, in places outside of the Nagoya region too.

Hiroaki Takabatake

Piano & Keyboard
Hiroaki Takabatake started playing the accordion at age ten. He studied classic tango from Toshio Ohta until he was eighteen. He started playing jazz piano after entering university. In 2013, Hiroaki joined the Afro-funk band ‘BEMBE’. Some of the compositions of the band were included in the compilation album “Piece the next japan night” by Hiroko Ohtsuka in 2015, and “All The Young Dudes” by Tatsuo Sunaga in 2016.

Atsutomo Ishigaki

Atsutomo Ishigaki graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 1997. After returning to Japan, Atsutomo formed the band ‘next order’ with Yuji Muto(g), Takumi Seino(g), and Matsuda”GORI”Hiroshi(dr) in 2002. He has made 7 albums so far. At present, Atsutomo Ishigaki is performing nationwide and also setting up various kinds of live sessions in Nagoya.

Nobukazu Katagiri

Nobukazu started playing drum with a punk rock band at the height of the band boom in Japan and came across soul funk, through playing mixture rock. Nobukazu adopted many kinds of rhythm styles such as punk, hard core, jazz, funk, soul, and many other genres , creating his own original playing style.