About Naki-Do

California/Japan Blues:   When San Francisco Bay Area musician Dewayne Oakley found himself performing in Japan in the 1980s, he recognized a unique opportunity. He brought back recordings of those cross-cultural gigs — and Naki-Do Records™ and Cerulean Music Publications Company were born.

About the Recordings

New Releases:
Live at Small Wonder, vol. I  (CD)
Live at Small Wonder, vol. II  (CD)
Just Blue  (CD)

Japan Recordings:  The Naki-Do catalog features 3 releases of live performance in Japan: Blues Blasting (vinyl, featuring Naoyuki Nagata, piano and vocals, Dewayne Oakley, bass and vocals), Live at Jazz Inn Lovely (CD) and Come Back to Me (CD).

California Studio Sessions: Christopher Lowell Clarke and Dewayne Oakley, session 1, session 2, and session 3.

About the Ensemble

The Dewayne Oakley Blues Ensemble provides music for events throughout the Greater Bay Area. Visit Bookings to discuss your event — or learn more about the musicians by visiting their individual pages:

The Dewayne Oakley Blues Ensemble
Dewayne Oakley, bass violin
Christopher Lowell Clarke, trumpet
Ralph Nelson, guitar

Video by Jamal Oakley