Since age 15, Kenta Shimakawa has been chasing the exhilarating potential of improvised jazz. His compositions
juxtapose that energy against the jarring timbres of modern metal, resulting in a unique sound that exudes intensity.
Education & TinderGodz
In 2014, Kenta moved to New York City to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music. In addition to
studying the sounds of M-Base and 20th century/chromatic harmony, he encountered a whole world of talented and
upcoming guitarists. Inspired and determined to develop his own sound, Kenta sought the mentorship of
accomplished visionaries such as Andy Milne, Kirk Nurock, and Nir Felder