From left to right: Apirak (Thailand), KYAS (Japan), Abe, Tonkyu (Japan)
Monk Jazz Club - Matsuyama, Japan
Last month, Abe was part of "Ukulele Crazy Sessions Vol. 2", which was a tour in Japan and featured ukulele artists KYAS (Japan), Apirak (Thailand), and Abe (USA). The tour was put together by Asada Atornphatai of Ribbee Boutique Ukulele in Thailand. They performed to full houses in Osaka, Kyoto, Mie, Matsuyama, and Kochi. Abe hopes to return to Asia in 2014 for the Philippine Ukulele Festival and Thailand Ukulele Festival. Special thanks to Koolau Ukulele for their support and fine instruments.