About Asakusa Jinta
ASAKUSA JINTA takes their name and inspiration from the Tokyo historic District where jintas (roving Japanese street bands) once filled the streets. The Band’s mixtures of punk, ska, swing, and march music (performed by the six-piece outfit including standup bass, horns, and rhythm section) began driving audiences wild in 1999. Asakusa Jinta’s dynamic display earned a reputation throughout their hometown of Tokyo for vibrant (bordering on frantic) live performances, featuring outlandish swing-era-gone-mad costumes and typically standing-room-only halls. Read more about Asakusa Jinta on Last.fm.