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Hiroshima is an American jazz fusion band formed in 1974 by Sansei Japanese American Dan Kuramoto (wind instruments and band leader), June Kuramoto (koto), Johnny Mori (percussion and taiko), & Danny Yamamoto (keyboards and drums). Named for the Japanese city of Hiroshima, they are best known for the fusing of Japanese music and other forms of world music into their playing. Their early jazz-pop R&B sound gave them a huge following among the African American community and they are regarded as musical pioneers amongst the Asian American and Japanese American community.

Hiroshima became popular in the smooth jazz community upon the release of their 1985 album, Another Place, which spawned their crossover hit “One Wish.”...
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  • Departure

    Self Produced
    2012
  • Legacy

    Heads Up International
    2009
  • Little Tokyo

    Heads Up International
    2007
  • Obon

    Heads Up International
    2005
  • Spirit of the Season

    Heads Up International
    2004

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Departure by Jeff Winbush

Legacy by Jeff Winbush

Little Tokyo by Woodrow Wilkins

Little Tokyo by Jeff Winbush

Obon by Woodrow Wilkins

Spirit of the Season by Woodrow Wilkins

Between Black & White by Dave Hughes

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