All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Hiroaki Honshuku

Hiroaki Honshuku Hiroaki Honshuku

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 has played with Mike Stern, Dave Liebman, Mick Goodrick, Dave Weckl, Tiger Okoshi, Maria Schneider, and Tom McKinley, among others, and has appeared on over 25 albums. Over the past two decades, Hiro has been active performing and recording in the Brazilian music scene including Jequere led by José Pienasola, Gustavo Assis-Brasil Group, Teresa Inês Group, Gilson Schachnik Group, Alfredo Cardim, João Marcos, and many others.


”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



Album Rahca Fora by Hiroaki Honshuku

Rahca Fora

Concept Publishing

Album Trio La Luna by Hiroaki Honshuku

Trio La Luna

Concept Publishing

Album Not That Silent Night by Hiroaki Honshuku

Not That Silent Night

A-NO-NE Music

Album Here We Go by Hiroaki Honshuku

Here We Go

Concept Publishing



Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.