Born: February 23 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
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.
He is also a core member of World music group, House of Waters. House of Waters is a Brooklyn based band with a global sound. Drawing inspiration from Africa, India, South America, and Jazz, the band is, as TimeOut NY states “a sight to behold.”
House of Waters is hammered dulcimer virtuoso Max ZT; master percussionist Luke Notary; and brilliant bassist Moto Fukushima. These three innovative musicians are redefining their instruments as they excite their audiences.
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