A veteran of the Canadian Jazz Manouche scene, Tak Arikushi started in Vancouver before relocating to Toronto. He now leads this own project, “Onyuuden,” an exploration of the crossroads between Japanese culture and jazz music. It combines the red-hot style of Django Reinhardt and the introverted moods of traditional Japanese music. His “Sakura Swing” has been featured multiple times on CBCradio. takarikushi.com