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Aki Ishiguro

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Akira Ishiguro was born in Fukushima, Japan. He considered Japan his home until he moved to the United States at the age of ten. While attending school in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Ishiguro began lessons in guitar, trumpet, and piano. All throughout high school, it was clear his principle instrument was the guitar. In 2002, Ishiguro was accepted to Berklee College of Music with a scholarship. He graduated with a dual major degree in Performance and Jazz Composition. During his time at Berklee, he has had the honor of playing and studying with Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook, George Garzone, Joe Lovano and many others. He has also traveled to Portugal to play with the Jeff Davis Quartet at the Valdo Dos Frades Jazz Festival. Ishiguro recently traveled to Costa Rica to tour with a trio. He can be heard in the city playing in his original contemporary jazz group “Rhetoric.”

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