Haruka Kikuchi Discography

Tailgate trombonist Haruka Kikuchi moved from Japan to New Orleans in 2014 and quickly found herself welcome in both traditional jazz circles and on the funkier modern projects of locals like Cha Wa. Read our profile- Haruka Kikuchi: Queen of the Tailgate Trombone

Her Own Albums


Tom Fischer : Clarinet (Track 1-3)
Larry Scala : Banjo (Track 1-3)
Walter Harris : Drums (Track 1-3)
Kermit Ruffins : Trumpet, Vocal (Track 4)
Shannon Powell : Drums. Vocal (Track 4-7)
Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji : Piano (Track 4-7)
Barry Stephenson : Bass (Track 5-7)
Haruka Kikuchi : Slide Trombone

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The Japan: New Orleans Collection

Haruka Kikuchi has produced a series of recordings under the heading ‘JAPAN: NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION’. When Japanese jazz musicians visit her in New Orleans she gets them into the recording studio to record a few tunes joined by local musicians.  
 
This important project is a bridge between Japan and New Orleans for a new generation of musicians.
 
Read our reviews: 


Naho Ishimura : Trumpet
Albanie Falletta : Guitar
Steven “Tuba Steve” Glenn : Sousaphone
Gerald French : Drums & Vocal
Haruka Kikuchi : Slide Trombone


Mitch : Trumpet & Chorus
Edward J. Stovall Sr. : Organ & Vocal
Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji : Piano & Chorus
Dewon Scott : Drums
Haruka Kikuchi : Slide Trombone & Chorus
Bobby Bonsey : Photo & Chorus


Shingo Kano : Piano
Grayson Brockamp : Bass
Haruka Kikuchi : Slide Trombone


Shoichi Yamada : Trombone
Tomohiko Miwa : Drums
David L. Harris : Trombone
Kyle A. Roussel : Piano
Richard Moten : Bass
Haruka Kikuchi : Slide Trombone


Makiko Tamura : Clarinet
Molly Reeves : Guitar (& Vocal on track 4)
Joshua Gouzy : Bass
Haruka Kikuchi : Slide Trombone


Hideki Kon : Piano
Larry Scala : Guitar
Nobu Ozaki : Bass
Haruka Kikuchi : Slide Trombone


Junji “Oji” Kimura : Drums & Vocal
Kevin Louis : Cornet
John Rodli : Guitar
Twerk Thomson : Bass
Haruka Kikuchi : Slide Trombone


Yasuki Sogabe : Tenor Saxphone
Larry Sieberth : Piano
Martin Masakowski : Bass
Paul Thibodeaux : Drums
Haruka Kikuchi : Slide Trombone

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Other Projects

The Shake 'Em Up Jazz Band

The Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band has quickly become a hit on the festival scene. We reviewed their two albums in 2018:

Shake ’Em Up Jazz Band: le Donne Mangiano Zucchero & A Woman’s Place


Haruka Kikuchi – Trombone
Marla Dixon – Trumpet & Vocals
Chloe Feoranzo – Clarinet & Vocals
Molly Reeves – Guitar & Vocals
Defne “Dizzy” Incirlioglu – Percussion
Julie Schexnayder – Bass


Marla Dixon – Trumpet, Vocals on Tracks 2, 3, 5, & 10
Chloe Feoranzo – Clarinet, Vocals on Tracks 2, 8, & 10
Haruka Kikuchi – Trombone, Vocals on Track 10
Molly Reeves – Guitar, Vocals on Tracks 2, 10, & 12
Julie Schexnayder – Bass, Vocals on Track 10
Defne “Dizzy” Incirlioglu – Washboard, Vocals on Track 10
Albanie Falletta – Resonator Guitar on Track 5

Cha Wa

 Youtube Full Album Link

Haruka Kikuchi only appears on the above track. Purchase the album and get more info at the Louisiana Music Factory


Youtube Full Album Link

Haruka Kikuchi joins the band for this full album which was nominated for Grammy’s in 2019. Info and purchase at Louisiana Music Factory or from the Band’s Website

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With Kermit Ruffins

Kermit Ruffins – #ImSoNewOrleans (2015) Album details and purchase at Louisiana Music Factory

The Gentilly Stompers

The Gentilly Stompers- Thanks a Million!

Haruka Kikuchi DiscographyCatie Rodgers-Trumpet/Vocals
Chloe Feoranzo-Clarinet/Tenor Sax
Haruka Kikuchi-Trombone
Alex Belhaj-Guitar
Nahum Zybdel-Guitar (Tracks 2, 5, and 10)

Preview and purchase at cdbaby

Before New Orleans

To track down videos and band information about Haruka Kikuchi before New Orleans search this: ハチャトゥリアン楽団, you won’t be disappointed.

Haruka Kikuchi DiscographyKhacha Band – Good Evening, Cats! (2012)

  • Haruka Kikucki – Trombone
  • Tomomitsu Maruyama – Banjo, Vocals
  • Naho Ishimura – Trumpet
  • Naoki Hishinuma – Tuba
  • Tomohiko Miwa – Drums

Available at Louisiana Music Factory

Preview a bit on iTunes

Haruka Kikuchi DiscographyKhacha Band – Alligator’s Nap (2013)

  • Haruka Kikucki – Trombone
  • Tomomitsu Maruyama – Banjo, Vocals
  • Naho Ishimura – Trumpet
  • Naoki Hishinuma – Tuba
  • Tomohiko Miwa – Drums

Available at Louisiana Music Factory

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Single Track

She joins her husband, who plays piano for Kermit Ruffins, on the aboive track from his album. You can find the whole album HERE.

We’re sure there are other albums out there with a track or more of Haruka Kikuchi. Please let us know about them so they can be added to this list.

Contact: Joe.syncopatedtimes@gmail.com

We will be creating discographies for other traditional jazz artists starting with those active in New Orleans.  If you want to make a list for an individual artist and send it our way it will make the project go much faster. We have a wish list of over 50 musicians who deserve a discography, it will only grow. 

Check out our other Discographies HERE.

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This entry was organized by the Syncopated Times staff. Probably Joe Bebco or Andy Senior.

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