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BIOGRAPHY

- 25 years of experience as a professional touring/recording musician.
- Multi-instrumentalist. Main instruments are bass, shamisen & sanshin. He also plays percussion, guitar, ukulele, piano, harmonica etc.
- Composer/Arranger
- Had lived in the U.S. and Australia for 28 years then came back to Japan in 2019.

Performed with.....

     - Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary)

     - Gil Askey (ex-chief arranger of Diana Ross of Motown Label)

     - David Amram (ex-music director of Lincoln Center Theatre)

     - Richard Stoltzman (two times Grammy winning clarinetist)

     - Albert Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult)

     - Byung-woo Lee (Korean film composer)

Performed at.....

     - United Nations Headquarters (New York City, USA)

     - Bellagio (Las Vegas, USA)

     - Central Park Bandshell (New York City, USA) 

     - Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, USA)

     - B.B. King (New York City, USA)

     - Harvard University (Boston, USA)

     - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Boston, USA)

     - Fenway Park Baseball Stadium (Boston, USA)

     - Yellow Stone National Park (Wyoming, USA)

Performed at the events like.....

     - NAMM (Los Angeles, USA)

     - Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Oregon, USA)

     - BRIC Cerebrate Brooklyn (Brooklyn, USA)

     - Trails & Vistas World Concert (Lake Tahoe, USA)

Past clients.....

     - US Army

     - Consulate-General of Japan in Boston

     - Embassy of Germany, Washington D.C.

     - Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations

Voluntary works....

     - AIDS Walk Boston

     - Clearwater Festival at Croton Point Park

     - Speak Up Hope for the Victims of Taiwan Earthquake

     - Vigil for International Peace at Central Park

     - Universal Peace Day in New York

     - Circle Wind Concert for the victims of Fukushima Earthquake

     - Concert for the World Without War

     - 11th Anniversary of 9/11

.....and I have voluntarily played at lots of churches, temples, synagogues, schools, elderly homes, local libraries, festivals etc.