Hiroaki Honshuku, Leader - Flute, EWI Hiroaki Honshuku was first introduced to jazz in 1985 while teaching music at the US Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. A gradute of both Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, he has studied with various jazz luminaries including George Russell, Dave Holland and George Garzone, among others. Later, Honshuku went on to teach at NEC as well as Longy School of Music.
Hiro had been an assistant director for late George Russell at the New England Conservatory from 1987 until Russell's retirement. Hiro has been deeply inspired by Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept for Tonal Organization, which now characterizes Hiro's writing style using Tonal Gravity without any traditional II-V-I resolution.
Hiro Honshuku is a man of many parts — virtuoso flutist, imaginative
composer, capable visual artist and gifted teacher.
George Russell, Composer, Lydian Chromatic Concept Founder
An innovative take on Miles! Love it!
2015.11.16 James Nadal, All About Jazz
This tribute to Miles Davis is quite delightful.
2015.10.15 Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here
A nu cut road on a well worm path, this set is a winner throughout
2015.10.12 Chris Spector, Midwest Record