The Asia Minors

Region: Toronto Ontario
Formed 1960s


The Asia Minors were an all-Asian Canadian band who played in Toronto in the 1960s. The band was formed by the Lumb family, a prominent Chinatown family: it was sponsored by restaurateur Jean Lumb and the members included three of her children.

Other members at different points in the band’s lifetime included Alan Kondo, Terry Watada, and Garry Kawasaki. They played ‘top 40’ music at various venues in Toronto, including high schools, country clubs, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, and venues in Yorkville Village, as well as at Expo 67.