Born: February 23
Born in Kobe, Japan and NYC based six-string electric bass player, upright bass player, composer, mountain dulcimer and syamisen player.
He has been playing music for as long as he can remember. He received the scholarship and outstanding performer award before graduating sum cum a laude from Berklee college of music in Boston, MA.
With a strong background in jazz improvisation, Western classical music, Japanese traditional music and African inspired musical sensibilities of South America, his playing is an amazing combination of finesse, subtlety, and power.
Performing with great artists such as Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, Joe Lovano, Donny Mccasalin, Ari Hoenig, Cliff Almond, Marta Gomez, Labalteu band, Interoceanico, Eric Kurimski, Oscar Penas, Richie Barshay, Andy Arnold, Vladimir Cetkar, Hiromi, Dave Eggar, Big Apple Circus, Alex Skolnick(Testament) and Gil Goldstein, he has redefined the role of the bass....