Veteran hitmakers Hiroshima visit Playhouse tonight

Hiroshima, who have sold more than three million albums worldwide with their smooth jazz fusion sound, will headline the Lewis Family Playhouse tonight.

Hiroshima is known for hits like 1979’s “Roomful of Mirrors,” off their self-titled debut album, and 1985’s “One Wish” off the gold-selling album “Another Place.”

Meanwhile, their 1987 album “Go” earned the group a Soul Train Award for Best Jazz Album and topped the contemporary jazz chart for three months.

In an interview, Dan Kuramoto, Hiroshima’s leader and producer, described how the band achieves its sound.

“We’ve always stood apart from other instrumental groups of our time by taking the graceful classical sound of the koto and experimenting with


Where: Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga

When: 8 tonight

Cost: $28 to $35 or 909-477-2752 or 877-858-8422

varying American musical idioms around that,” Kuramoto said. “We create musically a cross-commentary about a multitude of cultures that comes from our backgrounds as Asian Americans growing up in a racially diverse America.”