Primary Instrument: Guitar
Daisuke Abe (Guitarist, Composer) Born in Tokyo, Japan, started playing Guitar at age 15. He started playing jazz at the Jazz course of Senzoku Gakuen college in Yokohama, Japan and graduated at the head of the class 1999.
Daisuke received a world scholarship to Berklee College of music where he graduated from in Spring 2002. He also got Louis Bellson Award from the school. During his stay in Boston, he studied and played with great Jazz musicians such as Hal crook, Tiger Okoshi, George Gazone and many others.
Since moving to NY, Daisuke has been performing his unique compositions with his band in Jazz clubs in NY area include Bluenote, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Smalls and Cleopatra's Needle.
Daisuke's debut record have released worldwide from Nagel-Heyer record in Fall 2005. The record was produced by Rodny Green and the CD contains 9 of Daisuke's original compositions.
Daisuke has worked with; Mark Turner, Jon Cowherd, Anthony Wonsey, Walter Blanding, Marcus Printup, Gretchen Parlato, Rodney Green, Matt Brewer, Aaron Parks, Walter Smith, John Elis, Jaleel Shaw and many others