Moto Fukushima

Born: February 23    Primary Instrument: Bass, electric

Moto Fukushima

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....
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“Revolution” House of Waters/ Sure sure (2012) “from now on” Oscar Penas/ Bju reords (2011) w/ Gil Goldstein “Breaking the Ice” Eric Divito/ Pioneer Jazz Collective (2011) “Cielo Sandunguero” Corina Bartra and her orchestra/ Blue Spiral (2011) “Kingston Morning” Dave Eggar/ Domo Records (2010) w/ Gil Goldstein “Peace the coats” House of Waters/ Sure sure (2009) “Live” Andreas Arnold Trio/ Andy music (2009) “Afro Peruvian Jazz Celebration” Corina Bartra & Azu project/ Blue Spiral (2009) “Wake me, shake me” Deanna Julian/ Green Zebra Records (2009) “love peace chant” David Newman/ Nutone music (2008) “Elsewhere” House of Waters/ Sure sure (2008) “Where the river shines” Interoceanico/ momo records (2008) “Fireworks in the Rain” John Manion/ New Bohemian Records (2008) “We will never end” Vladimir Cetkar/ Harmonia Production (2007) “Introducing Sarina Suno” Sarina Suno Quartet/ SONY (2007) w/ Dave Weckl & Mike Stern “Chronicle” Kenichi Doami (2007) w/ Ari Hoenig & Donny McCasalin “Twenty +” Vian/ SONY BMG (2006) “La balteuband” La balteuband/ not yet records (2006) “Confluencia” Interoceanico Trio/ momo records (2006) “The other side of the world” Interoceanico/ momo records (2004) “Eclectic electric” Koran Hasanagic Quartet (2004) “Rebirth” Jazz Revelation records (2004)

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Bass, electric

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Events Calendar

Date Venue Ticket
Apr18 BAM Cafe
Brooklyn, NY
Nov07 The Strathmore Mansion : The Music Room
North Bethesda, MD

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Featured recording “Revolution”

Revolution (2012)
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