Mao Soné is a professional trumpet player, pianist, composer, educator from Japan
currently living in New York City, who has strongly developed an identifiable style
merging Japanese traditional sounds and the other cultures, using jazz as a medium.
He is known for his unorthodox approach to playing both the trumpet and the piano
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Mao became a local musician in his hometown, Nagareyama,
at the age of nine. At Berklee, Mao studied with Tiger Okoshi, Sean Jones, and Hal
Crook, as well as Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Joe Lovano at the Global Jazz