Update Yoshiaki Masuo + Follow

No photos available

Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: October 12, 1946

Born in Tokyo, Japan on October 12 1946 as a son of a jazz band leader and pianist, Yoshiaki Masuo grew up surrounded by jazz music, although he never had any formal musical training. At the age of 15, he started playing the guitar on his own. Prominent among his early influences were Wes Montgomery and Grant Green.

While in Waseda University Jazz Club, Masuo was discovered by alto saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, and joined his group at the end of 1967. Masuo thus started his professional career on top as a regular of Japan's leading jazz group. He was in the group for three years, and experienced tours outside of Japan with Sadao, playing at Montreux and Newport jazz festivals. He was 1970's number one guitarist in the readers' poll of Swing Journal, Japan's most popular jazz magazine. He won the readers poll in the following years even after leaving Japan, five times in total....
read more

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Yoshiaki Masuo

Music

Featured recording “Life Is Good”

Life Is Good

Sunshine Ave. Label
2008
  • BUY

    Life Is Good

    Sunshine Ave. Label
    2009
  • BUY

    A Subtle One

    Bishop Records
    1991
  • BUY

    Masuo Best Collection

    Bishop Records
    1982
  • BUY

    Finger Dancing

    Bishop Records
    1981
  • BUY

    Masuo Live

    Bishop Records
    1980
  • BUY

    Sunshine Avenue

    Bishop Records
    1979
  • BUY

    Good Morning

    Bishop Records
    1979
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Events

There are no Yoshiaki Masuo events at Jazz Near You. Add one now.

Push your events to your social pages. Learn how here.

Rank: 3,937
Views: 5,998
Fans: 1
Sponsor: Summit Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the Yoshiaki Masuo profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Yoshiaki Masuo musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.