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Shinobu Ito

Born: January 28, 1951    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Shinobu Ito

Shinobu Ito was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on January 28, 1951. While a young boy, he was interested in American pop songs, so his father bought him a guitar and gave him lessons. Shinobu devoted great efforts to his study of the guitar and eventually developed an ambition to become a noted guitarist in the future. In junior high school, he organized his own pop music group and performed at various musical events. He became interested in jazz guitar during his high school days when he heard Wes Montgomery. While attending Tokai University, Shinobu studied with the respected guitar teacher, Ikuo Shiozaki, and became a member of the university’s Jazz Circle. He also began his professional career at this time, performing at clubs and on recordings....
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*[Sailing Rolling](Crown Records/PAS-1009) 1991 with Tom Harrell, Danny Gottlieb, Gary King, Mark Soskin and Dick Oates. *Eric Wyatt [God Son](KICJ-313)1997 with Dan Kostelnik, Al Foster, Rufus Reid, Guilherme Franco and Mark Soskin. *[One Life To Live] (JazzBank/MTCJ-1049) 2001 *[A Tribute to Baden Powell and Antonio Lauro] (JazzBank/MTCJ-1049) 2002 *[Serenata] (JazzBank/MTCJ-1084) 2005 *[Musica para Enamorados] JAZZBANK/MTCJ-1095 2006

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Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
New York, NY

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
Since April 2005, Shinobu has been teaching at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music / Jazz Division in Japan. Making frequent flights to japan to do so now.

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