May 31. June2. June 11. June 17. June 20. I could go on and on! He’s performing at neighbourhood pubs. At private concerts! Sometimes in a retirement home, sometimes in a school, sharing cultural activities and interacting with the students! Ryu plays his intricate arrangements of popular songs at many other venues besides neighbourhood pubs and live music venues. If you’d like him to perform at your next event call manager Heather at 780-904-6575 or email and we’ll arrange it! It could be at your place of employment. Or a family event – 50th wedding anniversary or wedding. Back yard party. House Concert. Even a Name That Tune contest! You name it, his repertoire will have the songs to make for an enjoyable event.

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dates and times of upcoming events.

Sherbrooke Community League Presents Summer Concerts

Kudos to the Sherbrooke Community League, located at 13008 122 Avenue for hosting another series of summer concerts in its lovely outdoor setting with mature trees, a spray park for the kids, and a concession stand. Ryu makes his third appearance at Sherbrooke on Thursday July 6 from 6:30 to 8:00 with opening act Jackie Bayne Murray warming up the audience from 6:00 to 6:30. What a wonderful way to enjoy a warm summer Alberta evening with friends and family and great music. See you there!

Miller Crossing Farmers’ Market

The very popular Miller Crossing Farmers’ Market, located at 14339 50 Street, is open outside the Kingsway Legion and will move indoors if the weather is inclement. Alongside the many local vendors who offer everything from produce to home-crafted goods to unique gifts, musicians add to the ambience of the market. Come and meet us there on June 11, July 30, and September 3 from 12 to 3. Lots of free parking and large number of vendors. See you there!

Callingwood Farmers Market – one of the biggest and best

Callingwood Farmers Market is located at 69 avenue and 178 street in west Edmonton and features over 120 vendors. You can’t miss this one! Ryu is entertaining from 10:00 to 3:00 on July 16, August 27 and September 10. You can ask him to play the ever-popular Classical Gas.

Look Out Sherwood Park – Oscar’s Pub on July 8, September 22, and November 4

Ryu regularly entertains the guests at Oscar’s and he’s happy to return again to this friendly neighbourhood pub. Don’t miss this fun event, from 8:00 to 12:00 at the above dates throughout 2023. The menu is great, the free parking is convenient, the guests are happy, a patio allows you to enjoy the warm summer evening, the music includes every song you’ve ever known, with magical musical accompaniments and arrangements. Located at 221 Chippewa Road in Sherwood Park. It’s a great way to end the work week. Don’t miss it!

Saturday August 26 at Route 39 Pub, Calmar

For a great evening of entertainment, join us at Route 39 Pub located at Calmar, located not far from Edmonton and well worth checking for its non-stop entertainment, including live music. Ryu will perform from 9:00 to 1:00 am for a full evening of blues-influenced popular songs, while you enjoy something off the scrumptious menu. He sets the perfect mood for you to enjoy dining and visiting with your friends and family with classic easy rock favourites that everyone will know. Lots of free parking, a friendly efficient staff, and top notice service.

November 3 at the Duke of Argyll Pub

The Duke of Argyll Pub is located at 7230 Argyll Road where there’s lots of free parking. The pub has great food and drink specials and best of all is one of the best live music venues in or around Edmonton. Ryu took the stage recently with his vast repertoire of blues-inspired classic rock songs. But don’t worry, he throws in a bit of pop, country, and rock and roll too! And you’ll know them all. Join him on Friday November 3 at 7:30 for his next appearance at this friendly neighbourhood pub.

A Much-Requested Song for Fall

You’ll hear this beautiful jazz-inspired song at most events Ryu performs at this time of year.

124 Grand Market

This friendly Thursday evening market is located at Helen Nolan park on 124 Street and 108 Avenue. Ryu will entertain you from 4:00 to 8:00 on the main stage on June 8, June 29, July 13, with more dates in August to be announced. Don’t miss it! The vendors go all out at this time of year and selection is marvelous. Add to that the seasonal songs that Ryu will play for you along with the contemporary favourites that his fans ask for all the time – Hotel California, Stairway to Heaven, and Tears in Heaven, to suggest just a few – and you’ll have a great time at the 124 Street Grand Market.

Japanese Culture in the Schools and in the Community

May is Asian Heritage Month. And Alberta Culture Days are in September-October every year. Ryu was excited about being invited into Edmonton-area schools to share his culture with the students throughout this month. A little bit of history, some significant contributions to society, how to write their name in Japanese characters, some basic Japanese language phrases, and musical demonstrations of folk songs are just some of the activities the students enjoyed. If you’d like a similar event in your school, organization or company, let us know by contacting or calling 780-904-6575. Call now to reserve! He also performs an informative and fun concert at long-term care homes where he takes his guests on a journey around the world – bossa nova, classical and of course his native Japan as well, to name just a few.

A story about a lumberman and his wife living in the forest.
Sakura – the beautiful spring phenomenon of cherry blossoms adorning Japan.

House Concert or Block Party

Got a block party coming up? House concert or backyard barbeque? Family celebration? Work party? How cool is to have your very own musician play for you and your guests, providing a unique way to make the occasion special. Ryu loves to play in these settings. These events are really big in Europe and are catching on in North America now too. If you want more information about how to plan one for your next event, call us at 780-904-6575 or email and we’ll help you organize the event. And the costs are very reasonable – you’ll be surprised!

The very beautiful Wonderful Tonight.

Ryu also has an exciting and meaningful repertoire of love songs that will add to your special wedding day or anniversary party or Grandma or Grandpa’s milestone birthday or anniversary. Or a corporate party. The opening of new venue. This versatile local artist can provide an evening of cultural experiences too, with a few Japanese traditional songs, and a trip around the world exploring where various genres of music originated.

Singing and playing for guests at a house concert.

Name That Tune

Ryu is an exceptional performer, but he’s also an experienced Open Stage Host. And that’s not all! He pleases the crowd with Name That Tune activities too in lounges and pubs in the Edmonton area. There’s one coming up in July – watch this space for more details. Support local businesses and have fun with friends at the same time. More information soon!

Ryu’s Ibanez is the perfect instrument for the songs of the 1940s and 50s at seniors’ residences.

Performances at Extended Care Centres

Ryu performs at long term care homes and seniors residences. Giving back to the seniors is something that Ryu feels is important. This year, 2022, he is already booked for several appearances at numerous facilities around the Edmonton area, from Vegreville to Spruce Grove and numerous locations in between. The soft mellow tones of his Ibanez guitar lends itself nicely to the tunes that our seniors grew up listening to and he has classical favourites added in. Call us at 780-904-6575 to book some time-honoured selections in concert for your loved ones. Watch this space for more events.

Celebrate Japanese Culture

Although Ryu was born in Japan, he has been in Canada for over 20 years. He is often asked to perform a traditional Japanese melody and he is happy to oblige. He also teaches Japanese so if you planning to travel to the industrious and beautiful country of Japan, give us a call to set up a few lessons so you have a basic vocabulary before you go! You'll be glad you did.  
Ryu appreciates the many live music venues in the Edmonton area and wants to help with recovery from the recent Covid restrictions. Got a venue opening or special occasion coming up? Ryu would be happy to help out by sharing his wide repertoire with you and your guests. He is also an experienced open stage host. Call manager Heather Miller at 780-904-6575 or for more information. Let us make your special occasion the best that it can be.