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Fujii Kaze: Tiny Desk Concert

  • "I Went Alone On A Solo Australian Tour"
  • "Me And McAlevey"
  • "Sing To Me"


Walter Martin; Josh Kaufman; Jamie Krents; Brian Kantor; Richard Cook; Ken Sleeman; Mike Holmes; Al Blount


Producers: Robin Hilton, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Niki Walker, Alyse Young, Nicholas Garbaty; Assistant Editor: Alyse Young; Production Assistant: Salvatore Maicki; Photo: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPRFor more Tiny Desk concerts, subscribe to our podcast.

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Popular around the world, the talented Fujii Kaze is a Japanese singer and pianist known for his sultry R&B grooves and catchy songwriting. His adventurous spirit was strong as he settled into the Tiny Desk way — a concert that's intimate, mostly acoustic and recorded without reverb, effects, in-ear monitors or wedges. During the rehearsal, the band quickly acclimated to the environment and adjusted instrument volumes to hear each other better. The end result was a beautiful 30-minute set, captured without pause and with no stops, restarts or retakes.

This video is part of the second international version of Tiny Desk, a joint venture between NPR and The Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) — the sole public media organization in Japan that is operated with the purpose of providing the latest news, education and culture both domestically and internationally. This new series will spotlight emerging and established Japanese artists with the same engaged performances, look and feel of the original Tiny Desk Concerts series.


  • "Matsuri"
  • "Garden"
  • "damn"
  • "Kirari"
  • "Michi Teyu Ku (Overflowing)"
  • "Shinunoga E-Wa"


  • Fujii Kaze: lead vocals, keys
  • Yaffle: keys
  • DURAN: guitar
  • Katsuya Takumi: bass
  • Kudo Seiya: drums
  • Yo-Sea: vocals
  • nishina: vocals



  • Executive Producer: Shibasaki Tetsuya, Kamano Mizuho
  • Producer: Ozawa Hiroshi
  • Director: Ito Misato, Kikuchi Minako 
  • Camera: Ishigaki Motomu
  • Lighting: Ichikawa Takaho
  • Sound: Sato Yosuke
  • Designer: Yamaguchi Takashi
  • Editor: Morozumi Yuka

NPR Music:

  • Audio Technical Director: Neil Tevault
  • Lead Video Producer: Maia Stern
  • Host/Series Producer: Bobby Carter
  • Tiny Desk Team: Joshua Bryant, Kara Frame, Ashley Pointer, Hazel Cills
  • Senior Director of Partnership Development: Gordon Synn
  • Executive Producer: Suraya Mohamed
  • Series Creators: Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson
  • VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins

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Suraya Mohamed is a three-time Peabody Award-winning producer, sound designer and editor. She currently serves as the project manager for Jazz Night In America and is a contributing producer on the Alt.Latino podcast. She also produces NPR's holiday specials package, including Tinsel Tales, Hanukkah Lights, Toast Of The Nation, Pink Martini's Joy To The World: A Holiday Spectacular and most recently Hamilton: A Story Of US. You'll also find her work on the Tiny Desk series as either a producer or engineer.

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