The "A Song for Japan" project was started by Japanese trombone players living outside Japan in collaboration with a group which has deep connections to Japan and includes Japanese members. It is in remembrance of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. On that day,the largest earthquake in Japan's history, a magnitude 9.0, generated a tsunami that took the lives of over 27,000 people. The devastation by earthquakes and tsunami, as well as the nuclear accidents, is so deep that the entire country still doesn't know the full impact of the disaster. People have no idea how many years it will take to rebuild their homes and lives, and for their smiles to return. Music can help this process. Music heals the soul in a unique way that is individual to people yet at the same time brings them together in harmony.
The Royal Hawaiian Band performed a version for solo trombone and wind band featuring Jason Byerlotzer. Enjoy the music and remember those who were and still are affected by this tragic event.