Sugar Brown Smile

Sugar Brown enjoys the moment while showing a smile after playing some great Blues with his band during 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival.


Sugar Brown aka Ken Chester Kawashima smile enjoying moment after playing some blues with his band during Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2015.

Now residing in Toronto after immigrating from Chicago in USA, where his Japanese father and Korean mother settled after arriving in mid-1960s.

His nom-de-guerre “Sugar Brown” was one suggested by the his former mentor, “Taildragger”, a famed black Chicago West side Blues performer that made sense to Ken and he which adapted.

Doctor Ken Chester Kawashima (PhD) is an Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto when not touring with a band according to information on his website.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”SMILE”.

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