This holiday season, Park Hyatt Tokyo will be the place to be. From special performances in December to the annual New Year’s countdown party, travelers planning to be in the city shouldn’t miss this.
For the third year, the luxury hotel will host a New Year’s party in the "Countdown Lounge" featuring views of the city from the 41st floor. Headlining this year is the music and fashion icon, Dimitri From Paris and returning artist, DJ Sarasa, Tokyo’s international, eclectic crossover DJ. Guests can party into 2018 with musical performances and free-flowing champagne, cocktails and canapés.
Dimitri From Paris is internationally renowned in the club, fashion and celebrity industries and is one of the most well-known DJs from France. He gained worldwide fame from his first full album, "Sacrebleu," a mix of jazz, samba and house music: it was named Album of the Year by UK’s Mixmag magazine. In 2005, he received the Chevalier Award, a prestigious award in France for the arts.
DJ Sarasa has been internationally acclaimed for her crossover of hip hop, funk, disco, soul, breakbeats, and house music. She has worked with international acts in Japan like George Clinton at Billboard Tokyo and The Roots at Blue Note Tokyo. She is a member of XXXSSS Tokyo, a duo bass music group and has performed on the main stage at both Ultra Japan and Korea.
On December 3, Park Hyatt Tokyo’s New York Bar is hosting a one-night-only live acoustic jazz event by Kyoto Jazz Sextet and R&B, soul singer, N’Dea Davenport of The Brand New Heavies. Davenport will be performing with Japanese DJ Shuya Okino, band leader of Kyoto Jazz Sextet. This will be Davenport’s first ever live jazz performance. The Atlanta native, Grammy-nominated performer rose to fame in 1991 as the UK acid-jazz/funk band, The Brand New Heavies as their lead singer. She has performed with artists like Madonna, Stevie Wonder and Al Jarreau.
Shuya Okino is a DJ, songwriter, author and producer. His album "Eclipse,” released by Kyoto Jazz Massive, his DJ duo group with his brother, was No. 1 on the BBC Radio ZUBB chart for three consecutive weeks
Okino founded the KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET in 2014 and is composed of himself, Shinpei Ruike (Trumpet), Yusuke Hirado (Piano), Takeshi Kurihara (Saxopone), Yoshihito Koizumi (Bass) and Masanori Amakura (Drums). For this performance, Nobuaki Fujii will be replacing Masanori Amakura on drums.