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Atsushi Kumagai

Jazz singer/composer/arranger/coach – Atsushi Kumagai, who is certified as one of the official vocal instructor’s members in 2015 by somaticvoicework.com.

He grew up in Sendai city, Japan in a musical environment, where his mother was playing and teaching the piano. When he was 10 years old, he had one singing exam in the music class. He felt very free in my throat and his body sensation during singing. After he performed the song, He felt an underlying passion in his heart and felt free. He got a lot of praise from audience.

After graduating from high school, he studied architecture at the University. While attending, he came across one amateur concert at Blue Note Tokyo through a friend of himself and when he watched their performing, he was extremely impressed by the energy of the music. So he put his sights on music. He began to study music in AN music school in Tokyo and he had performed at Blue Note, B-flat and many musical venues in Tokyo as an a cappella chorus group, as his own band and when he was joining a professional band group.

After several years, he went back to his hometown to learn jazz skill from his cousin, who is a jazz pianist performing some jazz venues in Sendai City and other areas. At that point, he decided to go over to US to improve his music skill.

Since he started to stay in US, he’s learned Jazz, Blues, Latin, Bossa Nova and other genres from some kinds of instrumentalists, not only vocalists. He’s performed at The Japan Fair in San Diego in 2015 as a jazz band, at Carnegie Hall and at The The Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC as a Gospel choir in 2019.

Since 2018, he moved to New York City to expand his musical aspects more with teaching at music schools and privately.


Primary Instrument



New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


A vocal performer/instructor who graduated from a college with a BM degree and I'm officially double certified as a vocal instructor. I've been teaching for more than five years privately and at music school and have been doing piano lessons over a year as well. Especially in terms of voice, I've been using my original vocal methods which developed from what I learned for certification, bel canto and other golden age of vocal methods

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Self Produced



From: 8.5
By Atsushi Kumagai


From: 8.5
By Atsushi Kumagai


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