With the average age of 83, the Golden Trio Band broke the Guinness World record of the “Oldest Band in the World”! As the name implies, the band consists of three senior members. They have overthrown the Peace Old Jazz Band from China who were comparatively youthful, aging 76 during their reign.
The musicians behind the Japanese Trio band are the vibraphone player Naoteru Nabishima, pianist Zensho Otsuka, and bass player Naosuke Miyamoto. They are 89, 81 and 78 years old, respectively. It was only in 2008 when the band was formed upon being called to perform together. However, they also have their own bands whenever they’re not performing together. A few years later, they were able to release their very own CD entitled, “Red Roses for a Blue Lady.” Their second album has also been released on July 23, 2015.
It was only in 2015 when the band was recognized by Guinness. A splendid performance last July 6, made 400 members in the audience enthralled. It was attested by the saxophonist Takashi Furuya and TV personality Tokiko Fujimoto that the group gave an awesome performance despite their age. Indeed, age has no limits!
The art of becoming a jazz musician is fascinating, yet entails some hard work too. If this is really your passion, then go for it! The process takes a very long time, you have to understand your inner self better and the essence of the music that you want to play. Some say it is almost a form of meditation. You have to become the music yourself. If you’re really serious about this, you have to spend most of your time with music. There are times, you forget to eat. You also have to listen to the tunes of other musicians. It can really take a long time. Bur if you’re serious about it, remember, that it is never late to start, even at 70! Good luck!