On Nov. 16, 2011, the Hokubei Hochi Foundation’s inaugural benefit event featured the local jazz talent, Deems Tsutakawa and the wonderfully talented musicians Tim Horiuchi on percussion, Steve Okimoto on bass, and Patrick Murphy on drums. Over 120 attendees enjoyed sake tasting and delicious appetizers while the band played inside the tea house space. The Hokubei Hochi Foundation wishes to thank Deems and his band for a memorable evening. You may purchase Deems’ CDs for $15 by contacting info@hokubeihochi.org, or go to: www.deemsmusic.com.