The fifth annual Musical Bridge Concert presented by Japanese Community Service will be celebrating the community tie and friendship between Japan and the United States on Nov. 19 at IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton. The community fundraiser will feature Senri Oe, a jazz pianist, composer and arranger with Minami Hughes, a soul and R&B vocalist. Local artists will also perform as the JCS hopes that the event will act as a stepping stone for young Japanese performers.
JCS says that they had about 250 attendees last year and expect that the crowd will grow. Tickets are available at www.jcsseattle.org with $20 for general, $10 for seniors and students and free for ages over 85 and under 7. More information can be found on the calendar page.